Rugby union in New Caledonia
|Rugby union in New Caledonia|
|Governing body||French Rugby Federation
Comité Régional de Rugby de Nouvelle Calédonie
|National team||New Caledonia|
|First played||late 19th century|
Rugby union was first introduced into New Caledonia by the French, and has been played there for at least a century. New Caledonia is still a French colony, and this has proven a mixed blessing, as players have the prospect of "promotion" to French professionalism/semi-amateurism, but this also potentially weakens the New Caledonian system, removing players, and disallowing them to represent their own country.
There is also a semi-formal league structure.
- New Caledonia national rugby union team
- New Caledonia national rugby union team (sevens)
- New Caledonia women's national rugby union team (sevens)
- Rugby union in France
- Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions, New Caledonia page
- New Caledonia scenes and its rugby team
- The Fiji Women’s U-19 rugby team tours New Caledonia.
- Wallisian rugby player in New Caledonia murder trial
- Oceania Nations, New Caledonia
- Colonial Rugby ! Noumea, New Caledonia c.1905
- Two days of rugby union sevens
- (French) Archives du Rugby: Nouvelle Caledonie
- Cotton, Fran (Ed.) (1984) The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records. Compiled by Chris Rhys. London. Century Publishing. ISBN 0-7126-0911-3