Uzbekistan has got the right for free broadcasting of Rugby World Cup 2015, which takes place in England.
According to the President of International Rugby Board (IRB) Bernard Lapasset, it is done for popularization of rugby in Uzbekistan. He also noted that together with the Rugby Federation of Uzbekistan will be created necessary conditions to host competitions of international scale. Joint actions include training of referees and coaches, technical maintenance, and creation of sports infrastructure.
During the visit to Uzbekistan Bernard Lapasset participated in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Asian Rugby Federation. Besides, IRB officials got acquainted with the implementation of the international program ‘Rugby in Brief’ in Uzbekistan, and examined the sports infrastructure in Tashkent and Samarqand.