Rugby in Goytakanya

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Rugby union is a traditional sport in Goytakanya. The sport is essentially semi-professional in the country.

Governing body

Rugby union in Goytakanya is administered by the Real Phederasyon Rugby Goytakanya. It was founded in 1975 and became affiliated to The Rugby Federation‎ in 1977.

History

The originis of Goytakanyan rugby go back over a century, when Goytakanya was a suvumese province and ingerish students played in Bhagurah university, but it was only in 1950`s the period of consolidation occured. Despite been the most succesfull sport played by Goytakanya, is not the favorite one to the people.

1950-1970

Seen as a high-society sport, the sport was played by students and ingerish citizens living in Bhagurah. Fortuna Bhagurah, the most traditional club in the island, was founded in 1956. One year later, Grakteh founded a team too, and goytakanyan clubs joined the suvumese championships. During this period, Fortuna Bhagurah won the suvumese championship four times, and Grakteh Ukeah, twice.

1970-2000

When the island declared independence from Suvuma, the local federation ask for affiliation to The Rugby Federation‎ and is acepted in 1977, despite suvumese federation protests. Since then, the national team plays all World Cup editions till today, being runners-up in 1987 and 2011. Due a very hard economical period, there was not an official national championship to the clubs till 1990`s, only some tournaments.

Present days

The Goytakano national team is one of the best ones of the world, despite never won a international title. There was goytakano players in some of the best clubs around the world. Despite this, rugby is not the favorite sport to the people in the island. King Barum usually goes to stadium in the most important matches, but he still does not understand perfectly the rules.

Competitions

Hall of Champions

Year Winner Year Winner
2000 Fortuna Bhagurah 2010 Fortuna Bhagurah
2001 Fortuna Bhagurah 2010 Grakteh Ukeah
2002 Grakteh Ukeah 2012 Grakteh Ukeah
2003 Grakteh Super 2013 Fortuna Bhagurah
2004 Fortuna Bhagurah 2014 Grakteh Ukeah
2005 Grakteh Ukeah 2015 Fortuna Bhagurah
2006 Fortuna Bhagurah 2016 xx
2007 Fortuna Bhagurah 2017 xx
2008 Bendera Motor 2018 xx
2009 Muryram Unyon 2019 xx

Teams

There are eight rugby teams in Goytakanya, but, as football, all of them are semi-professionals.

Despite been considered a traditional sport in the country, all clubs uses latin alphabet in their logos, and not the local one. Curiously, half of the league uses the green colour in their kits.

Team Info
0 fb.png Fortuna Bhagurah is from Bhagurah city.
  • Is the oldest and most traditional rugby team from Goytakanya
  • Is the most succesfull team with 8 national titles.
  • Together to Ukeah, is one of the two goytakanyan teams ever won the suvumese championship.
  • Plays the Capital Derby against Bhagurah Aeros, and the National Derby, against Grakteh Ukeah.
0 ba.png Bhagurah Aeros is from Bhagurah city.
  • Its bigger rivalry is against Fortuna Bhagurah in the Capital Derby.
File:.png Grakteh Ukeah is from Grakteh city.
  • Its name means Ocean in ingerish
  • Is the second most succesfull team from Goytakanya.
  • Together to Fortuna, is one of the two goytakanyan teams ever won the suvumese championship.
  • Its bigger rivalry is against Fortuna Bhagurah, but also plays the Grakteh Derby against Grakteh Super.
File:.png Grakteh Super is from Grakteh city.
  • Its bigger rivalry is the Grakteh Derby against Grakteh Ukeah.
0 mu.png Muryram Unyon is from Muryram town.
File:.png Bendera Motor is from Bendera town.
  • Sponsored by Odyon Artylarya, a weapons company based in Bendera Yndustryal district.
  • Its bigger rivalry is against Tonsul Agros.
File:.png Tonsul Agros is from Tonsul town.
  • Its bigger rivalry is against Bendera Motors.
0 vrfc.png Vogosko RFC is from Vogosko town.
  • Is the only amateur team in the league.
  • Was founded as a social project to youths in the poor suburbs from Vogosko and Bhagurah.

National team

Goytakanya national team kit.

The Goytakano national team is one of the best ones of the world, despite never won a international title, but plays all World Cup editions since the first edition, being runners-up in 1987 and 2011.

There are also so much goytakanyan players around the world in the most important rugby clubs and leagues.

Its bigger rivalry, of course, is against Suvuma.

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