Spain Rugby Short Description
Rugby first appeared in Spain back in 1901. But, it never really took off, making Spain late to the party compared to other rugby nations. Indeed, its national team, Los Leones, mostly only played against other European teams until its 1999 World Cup qualification.
But despite the slow start, the sport, administered by the Spanish Rugby Federation (Federación Española de Rugby) is gaining popularity fast, and at last count, there were over 50,000 amateur and professional registered players in the country.