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Rugby Fed holds ARFU council meet

Rugby Fed holds ARFU council meet

The Cambodia Federation of Rugby played host to the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Council Meeting, AGM and workshops at NagaWorld Hotel & Resort over the weekend.

The meeting, held for the first time in the Kingdom, brought together representatives from the International Rugby Board, the ARFU and national rugby federations from across Asia.

Twenty-four countries were represented, including Nepal, who are hoping to join the international rugby community next year.

Over the weekend, the CFR also hosted a cultural evening at Khmer Surin restaurant to introduce the delegates to Cambodian food, traditional performances and hospitality.

Kids from Cambodian Children’s Fund, a local NGO which recently formed its own rugby club, the QB Leopards, provided the performance.

The weekend also supplied representatives with information on the international rugby community and the inclusion of rugby sevens in the Olympic Games. There were presentations from Japan Rugby, which will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019, marking the first time a Rugby World Cup has been held in Asia.

“The weekend was a great success,” CFR secretary-general James Sterling told the Post.

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