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The Nigerian Rugby Union League resumes this weekend in various zones within the country as both the North and Lagos Union League will both witnessed the resumption of the beautiful game made in heaven.

The resumption of the Lagos Union Rugby League will enter it’s week two as Eco 11 Rugby Football Club after failing to show up in the first week encounter of the game will face their  rivals Gosar Rugby Football Club at the Mianbowl of the national Stadium Surulere on the 22nd of June 2019.

After securing just one point at the first week, Lagos Rugby Football Club will be at home to winners of last season Lagos Rugby League, Cowrie RFC, while Kings College Old Boys will be looking forward in having another win against Police Rugby who had their first win of the season against the Ajegunle side Gosar RFC, both matches will be played at the Mainbowl of the National Stadium Surulere between 2pm and 4pm respectively.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rugby Union League kicks off on Saturday as league champions Barewa RFC set to retain their title.

The Opening League season will see Northern League Champion as well as holders of the President Cup, Barewa RFC taking on Jos RFC at the Sabon Gari ground by 2pm while Kano Police RFC will be at home to Sabon Gari RFC this Saturday.


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In a chat with the acting Technical Director of the Nigerian Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Mr. Abubakar Yaro stated clearly that the Northern Rugby Union League is set to resume with four clubs participating in this season.

Stating this at the northern referee refresher course which took place on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Jihad Hall Kano, where twenty participants were present.

The training which was conducted by Mr. Martin Knox Crawford also had a class session on the field where both the junior and the senior team of Barewa RFC played amongst themselves and also saw participating referees officiating the game.

Participants were drawn from Jos, Kaduna, Zaria and Kano for the encounter.

Rugby Correspondent: OTU NKPOIDET
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