A memorandum was signed between the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports and Uzbekistan Rugby Federation.

On October 29, 2019, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed the Decree №PD-4500 “On measures for the development of rugby in the Republic of Uzbekistan” which provides for increasing the effectiveness of the selection of gifted youth, high-quality organization of the educational and training process, active involvement of youth in sports circles, sections and clubs, improving the training system for trainers, judges and other rugby specialists, encouraging winners of various international competitions, improving the material and technical base.

The Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports pays special attention to the development of this sport. So, on the initiative of the University rector Boltabaev Mahmudjon Rustamovich, for the first time, this university opened the “Rugby” department, which trains specialists with higher education in this sport. Nowadays, 21 students study there after passing the entrance exams.

For the purpose of further and effective development of this sport, the meeting of the rector of the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports, Professor Boltabaev Makhmudjon Rustamovich and the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation Safoev Sadyk Salikhovich was held in Uzbekistan Rugby Federation. In addition, the meeting was attended by Secretary General of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation Kahramon Djalilov, head coach of the National rugby team Danil Kulikov, head of the department of theory and methodology of handball, tennis, badminton Shukhrat Tulyaganov, as well as university press secretay Anvarbek Djumaniyazov.

Following the meeting rector of the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports, Professor Boltabaev Mahmudjon Rustamovich and the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation Safoev Sadyk Salikhovich signed a memorandum on cooperation in developing rugby, including women’s rugby, popularization of rugby among students, as well as establishing a university rugby team.

After signing the memorandum rector of the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports, Professor Boltabaev Mahmudjon Rustamovich and President of Uzbekistan Rugby Federation Safoev Sadyk Salikhovich exchanged gifts in the form of a book and a rugby ball.