Rugby union in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is a tier three rugby union playing nation. They began playing international rugby union in 1966 and have yet to make the Rugby World Cup. Teams from Papua New Guinea have competed in the Commonwealth games.
|Rugby union in Papua New Guinea|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Governing body||Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union|
|National team(s)||Papua New Guinea|
|Registered players||3,200 (total) |
The national side is ranked 85th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).
Rugby is long established in PNG, and tends to fall under the Australian sphere of influence. The game has been played as a folk sport in many regions, and the country's general lack of infrastructure has hindered its national development.
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