29 Sep '12, 5pm

#Rugby gaining popularity among Afghans (VIDEO)

#Rugby gaining popularity among Afghans (VIDEO)

View Gallery (11 images) An Afghan rugby player prepares to tackle a runner during practice at the Chaman-i-Huzuri park in Kabul on Sept. 23, 2012. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link KABUL — The rugby posts at Kabul’s Chaman-i-Huzuri Park make it obvious to any passing player or fan that their sport has a home in the Afghan capital. Players from Kabul United Rugby Club can be spotted running, passing, kicking and tackling at the park most mornings as they hone their skills in preparation for games against a dozen other rugby clubs formed here over the past two years. Here, among the detritus of war, Afghan athletes can find a positive outlet for the energies, some fulfilling the dream of representing their nation on the world stage. To a fo...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/rugby-gaining-popularity-amon...

Comments

  1. 11 Oct '12, 7am

    Its Fun and Hard to Play Rugby - but still proud to be part of Afghanistan National Rugby Team ...
    Thanks to all helping and growing rugby in Afghanistan, Mr. Asad Ziar, Mr. Khalil Bik and Mr. Paul Charles :)

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