Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Famous Korean Rugby Players

A former President of Korea, Roh Tae-woo

He was a captain of Korea Military Academy. If he tried hard enough for rugby to be included in Olympics, rugby could have become an Olympic sport in 1988. Despite the expectation of people involved in rugby in Korea, he completly neglected the sport during his tenure.

For more informantion about him:


Cho Byung-hwa, one of the most famous Korean poets

"I want to be remembered as a rugby player not a poet. I have lived my life like rugby and I will be living my life as a rugby player." "Rugby requires fierce determination, fair play, and creativity and if these things are reflected on your life, your life will be valuble and beautiful."

He also composed a couple of poem about rugby and one of them was his dream of Scotland tour with the Korean team- A Dream of Rugby.

(A section of his memorial hall is dedicated to his rugby collection)


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