Rugby in India
Societe Generale brings Rugby to masses in India
Societe Generale has a legacy of promoting Rugby globally since 1987. The Group first partnered with Rugby World Cup in 1991 and has since then reiterated its support for every key event. These close and lasting links between the Societe Generale and Rugby have naturally led to this partnership with Rugby India. Rugby has become part of the DNA of the Societe Generale through shared values of Team Spirit, Commitment, Responsibility and Innovation which are the company’s driving force. They symbolize the Group’s essence of promoting a unified team across diverse cultures, countries, people and languages, working together to benefit its employees and clients in particular.
Rugby in India has a rich history and heritage and dates back to 1872. However, only over the last decade has the sport seen a major rise in following because of competitive Rugby, for both Men and Women, being actively played across 24 States in India.
Rugby India, founded in 1998, is the sole governing body for the sport of Rugby in India. Recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sport, Govt. of India, Rugby India is a full member of World Rugby, Asia Rugby and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The body is responsible for the growth & development of the sport of Rugby across the country from the grassroots to the high performance level.