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Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union

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Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union

Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union
Sport Rugby Union
Jurisdiction National
Founded 1908 (1908)
as Ceylon Rugby Football Union
Affiliation IRB
Regional affiliation ARFU
Coach Leonard de Zilwa
Official website

The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union is the governing body for rugby union in Sri Lanka. It is one of the oldest governing bodies in the world, being founded as the Ceylon Rugby Football Union in 1908.[1]


The Sri Lankan Football Union (as Ceylon Rugby Football Union) was founded in 1908,[2] the first Rugby Union in Asia. The SLRFU joined the IRB in 1988.[3] In March 2011 the IRB stripped the SLRFU of full member status after it failed to conduct board elections in accordance with the By-Laws,[4] the SLRFU's full membership however was subsequently re-instated follows the successful completion of the Union’s Annual General Meeting and Board elections.


National teams

National sevens teams

  • Men's 7s – the national rugby union seven-a-side team.
  • Women's 7s - the national women's seven-a-side rugby union team.

Other teams

Former teams

  • Under 21s – a former age graded side that has developed some of today's current Tuskers.
  • Under 19s – a former age graded side that has developed some of today's current Tuskers.


Member Unions

See also


  1. ^ "A 100 years of Unbroken Tradition!". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ "National Unions". Rugby Football History. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Bath, Richard (Ed) (1997). The Complete Book of Rugby. Seven Oaks Ltd. p. 74.  
  4. ^ "IRB strips Sri Lanka rugby of full member status". The National. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

External links

  • Official website

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