Asia Rugby: Asia Rugby announced on the 8th of July that Afghanistan Rugby Federation was granted full membership of Asia Rugby. A historic milestone for the Union that has overcome many obstacles. In the last two years, the Union has been working on all aspects of growing the game. Asia Rugby President Qais Al-Dhalai congratulated
Tolo News: The first round of female Under 18 rugby qualifying competitions will be Kabul on Saturday. In this one-day competition, 48 athletes from four schools from Kabul will participate and 18 players will be eligible to try out for the women’s national rugby team. Click here to read more (external link).
AFP / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty : Cricket, soccer, and mountain biking are all popular in Afghanistan, but another sport is getting a grip on local athletes. In Kabul, a growing number of men, and a few women, are playing a new European import: rugby. Other Sports News Cricket: Afghanistan Cricket Board terminates the contracts of
Tolo News: The Afghan athletes left the Asian Games in Jakarta with only two bronze medals – for Wushu and Korash – and are expected to return home on Monday. The Afghan National Olympic Committee said the reasons that the Afghan athletes could not get more medals at the games was the lack of time for training and poor
Khaama Press: Afghanistan Rugby Federation (ARF) finally managed to inaugurate a rugby club inside the campus of Kabul University with the help of university students and the sports committee of the university. After the inauguration ceremony Afghanistan Commercial Bank Rugby Team played an exhibition match against the Kabul University Rugby team and as a result Kabul
AOPNEWS | February 8, 2016 Afghan rugby team to compete in tournament Afghanistan’s national rugby team will participate in the upcoming Asian Development Sevens Tournament, which will start on February 26th in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Sevens is a type of rugby in which only 7 players, instead of the usual 15, play
AOPNEWS | January 10, 2016 Afghanistan’s weightlifters won 8 medals (7 gold and 1 bronze) in the recently concluded Subrata Classic Open International Powerlifting, Benchpress and Deadlift Championship. The event was held from January 4 – January 9 in Jamshedur India, and was hosted by the Indian Powerlifting Federation. The medal winners were Abdul Samad