Rugby is a sport that requires grit and toughness – and the Cambodian people have those attributes in abundance. After being slowly re-established over the last three decades, the sport is now flourishing and going from strength to strength.
The nation was first introduced to the sport when Cambodia was a part of French Indochina. French expats taught the game to all who were interested.
After independence, there was a long hiatus, as financial and political forces, from famine to the Khmer Rouge, meant it was impossible for the game to be played.
In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/sport/rugby-cambodia-rising-popularity