Cyprus Rugby Federation
|Κυπριακή Ομοσπονδία Ράγκμπι|
|WR affiliation||Accepted as affiliate member, 2014|
|Men's coach||Phil Llewellyn|
The Cyprus Rugby Federation (CRF) (Greek: Κυπριακή Ομοσπονδία Ράγκμπι, Κ.Ο.ΡΑ) the governing body for rugby union in Cyprus. It runs several competitions including a league with teams from the British military bases (Akrotiri, Episkopi and Dhekelia) and three local teams:
The first international game of the Cyprus Rugby National Team took place on March 24, 2007 against Greece in Paphos. The Cypriot XV won the game by 39-3 in front of 2,500 fans. In October and November 2007, Cyprus beat Azerbaijan, Monaco and Slovakia to win the FIRA 3D Tournament, a great achievement in their first year on the international scene. They lost the play-off game for promotion to level 3C on 6 September 2008 against Israel by a score of 23-14. They remained in FIRA AER ENC Division 3D with Azerbaijan, Monaco, Slovakia and Bosnia Herzegovina until their recent victory against Bosnia.
- "Cyprus accepted as members of the International Federation of Amateur Rugby" (PDF) (in French). 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
- "World Rugby gives Cyprus warm welcome but Armenia and Greece the cold shoulder". 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
- McCowan, Alexander (March 27, 2007). "Cyprus trounce Greece in first international rugby match". Cyprus Mail. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
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