The Club rugby has been in existence since the 70’s when it was predominantly played by non-citizens. The Botswana Rugby Union was later formally formed in 1992.
The game of Rugby started being played in schools in 1996. Currently there are 30 schools playing rugby in Botswana and also six ladies teams. This has resulted in U-19 and U-21 junior national teams.
To be recognised as the best run and most competitive rugby union amongst the unions affiliated to IRB, CAR and to BNSC.
To promote, develop and manage the game of rugby in a manner that will ensure wide participation and continuously improve standards of excellence in a safe and responsible manner.
To deliver adequate and professional service to all our rugby clubs, affiliates and associations in the country.
To offer everyone in schools and in the community at large an opportunity to play, spectate and support the sport regardless of age, gender and ability.
Ensuring the safety of players is always observed by abiding to IRB laws of the game and providing proper playing facilities, well trained referees and coaches and a medic at all rugby contact features.
Endeavour to produce internationally recognised players, coaches and referees who will in turn lift the standards of play in the country.
Geared towards the union’s administration in overseeing the activities in the country.
Encourage competitiveness in all levels of rugby; from junior to senior rugby of males and females played within the spirit of the game.
Meaning maximum participation, purposeful activity which results in success in regards to rugby training and playing.
The Botswana Rugby Union first affiliated to the International Rugby Board (IRB) in 1994, then the Botswana National Sports Council in 1997 and the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) in 2000.