Club Rugby

Currently, Laos has 5 domestic clubs including the Vientiane Buffaloes, Vientiane Lions, Vientiane Wild Hogs, Vientiane Tigers and the newly formed Xieng Khouang RFC; all teams play in the Lao Colours League and the Lao League, an annual competition made up of 8 or more senior and U18 teams from the Lao PDR. Clubs also travel to regional competitions in Thailand and other countries when possible.

Every year, the LRF holds Laos’ premier club competition, the Vientiane 10s. 2019 represented the 12th year of the tournament that now sees more than 20 teams from Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Australia and the US participate each year in a fun weekend of fast-paced action and enthusiastic support. We welcome club teams of all backgrounds to our annual competition.


THE TEAMS

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Vientiane Buffalos

The Lao PDR’s oldest team is the Vientiane Buffalos. The club began as an expat club competing in various regional tournaments and the prestigious Indochina cup. Committed to good, hard, social rugby, the Buffalos are now proud to be made up of a blend of Lao and foreign players, including some members of the Lao PDR National Team.

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Vientiane Buffalettes

The Vientiane Buffalettes Rugby Team was created in 2016 with the support of the Vientiane Buffalos Rugby Club. The team welcomes players of all ages and skill levels.

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Vientiane Lions

The Vientiane Lions came out of a group of Lao girls that wanted to take the step from touch rugby to contact rugby. The team is made up of a mix of international players and students keen on continuing playing after leaving school. The club also looks after a development side, the Vientiane Cheetahs, outside of the fifteens season.

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Canon Vientiane Tigers

The Vientiane Tigers is a men’s club based out of Vientiane, Laos, who is supported by Canon by SOA. The team includes both a senior and junior side.

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Vientiane Wild Hogs

The Wild Hogs are the newest men’s team in the Lao PDR. Made up of promising young school graduates and a number of seasoned Lao internationals, the club prides itself on teamwork and friendship both on and off the pitch.

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Xieng Khouang RFC

Formed in 2018, the Xieng Khouang RFC is currently the only team representing Xieng Khouang Province, Laos. Made up of players from the Champa Ban powered by ChildFund Pass It Back Program, this team includes both a men’s and a women’s side and has been heavily supported by Friends of Lao Rugby in Hong Kong, including the Pot Bellied Pigs and Habitual..

Club Resources

Monthly Reporting Form - To provide information on club activities and attendance.

Match/Competition Registration - To register match/competition days, to seek support for organisation (if required) and ensuring that new World Rugby rules governing clubs under national federations are observed.

Sponsorship Seeking Form - To be used to ensure that sponsorship approaches between clubs and the federation are complimentary.

Equipment Request - To be used to request access to equipment for your club.