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Burundi Rugby League Association

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Burundi Rugby League Association (BRLA)
SportRugby league
Inaugural season2015
CEOSteve Niyomwangere, Jean Du Christ Rusiga
Number of teams3

Rugby league Burundi started in 2015. The game was introduced by Jean du Christ Rusiga in the commune of Kinindo, Burundi.


Starting in 2015, The governing body has named themselves the Burundi Rugby League Association (BRLA). The first club announced is the Kinindo Impala of the Kinindo Rugby League Association run by Kris Mathieu Ncanyi and David Ntuzwenimana.

The Kinindo program has trained more than 30 young men from Ecole Lumiere de Kinindo, Ecole les Minions, and Ecole primaire Officiel de Kinindo. Of that 30, 20 have been of high enough standard to train in the full squad.

The governing body, BRLA asbl, in collaboration with Rugger Sports and Culture, planned two games for the Kinindo Impala Rugby league club against Youth Team sports club of Kamenge at the end of November 2015.

Along with the training of players four referees have been developed. One young women Claudine Nduwimana will be officiating the game as a touch judge.

Looking to the future, the BRLA is hoping to be recognized by the Rugby League International Federation.


The national team is called the Ama Suguru (English: Wild Goats).

  • Kayanza Scorpions
  • Kinindo Impala
  • Kamenge Buffles

Two more teams are planned to be added. Another in Kamenge and one in Bujumbura.

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic Rugby league : 2019 Northern Pride RLFC season, Footy Classified (rugby league), British Columbia Rugby League Competition

Other articles of the topic Burundi : Fabrice Kwizera
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