Delegation of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation attended 11th IRB General Assembly, World rugby conference and exhibition taken place in Dublin

Delegation of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation attended 11th IRB General Assembly, World rugby conference and exhibition taken place in Dublin from 17th till 20th of November 2013
Delegates from the IRB’s 118 Member Unions, six Regional Associations, IRB Council and IRB Executive Committee have attended the key biennial meeting, which brought together the global rugby family for two days of discussion, forums and workshops.
Bernard Lapasset opened the General Assembly with an address that reflected the progress made over the last two years by a sport now played by a record 5.5 million men, women and children, while looking ahead to the opportunities and challenges facing the game in a congested global sports and entertainment market.
The key moment for Uzbekistan Rugby Federation was the discussion of Uzbekistan becoming a full member of IRB. That brings big opportunities in development of this game in Uzbekistan.
Also delegates and IRB’s management have discussed a possibility of organizing Central Asian games with Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan participating, hosted in Tashkent. It will be a big experience for teams a will bring Central Asian rugby into higher level.