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Rugby union in Denmark

Rugby union in Denmark
Country Denmark
Governing body Danish Rugby Union
National team Denmark
First played 1931
Registered players 3,000
Clubs 30+
National competitions

Rugby union in Denmark is a minor but growing sport.

Governing body

The Danish Rugby Union dates back to 1950, and joined the IRB in 1988.[1][2][3] They joined the Scandinavian Rugby Union in 1974.[2]

History

Denmark is normally considered the second nation in Nordic rugby, after Sweden.[1] Until 1980, they had never beaten Sweden, but since then, the silverware has been shared fairly equal, and in 1995 beat the touring side of Welsh Districts.[1]

Rugby has been played in Denmark since 1931.[2][3]

Levels of development in Denmark in the 1970s, were extremely uneven. For example in 1973, when Comet met Lyndo in a match in Copenhagen, the scoreline was 194-0.[4]

The Danes have a fairly robust amateur struction, which comprises over thirty clubs, and 3,000 registered players.

See also

External links

  • IRB Denmark page
  • Official union page
  • Denmark Rugby news
  • (Danish) Aktuelle resultater i forbundets øverste puljer. (Rugby)
  • (French) Archives du Rugby: Danemark

References

  • Cotton, Fran (Ed.) (1984) The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records. Compiled by Chris Rhys. London. Century Publishing. ISBN 0-7126-0911-3
  • Richards, Huw A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84596-255-5)
  1. ^ a b c Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p66
  2. ^ a b c (Danish)Rugby i Danmark (DRU)
  3. ^ a b in Den Store DanskeRugby
  4. ^ Cotton, p67


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