Rugby in Nicaragua has its roots in 2011, when Mike, an English Nicaraguan, established a team at the French college of Managua. The league still has a strong French presence today. The country currently has 8 men's and 4 women's teams across 3 regional associations, including San Juan del Sur, Granada, Tola, Managua, Chinandega, and development projects in Rivas and Lèon. Nicaragua's national men's and women's teams have been recognized by IRD since 2019 and participate in the Sur America Rugby circuit. The teams also competed in the Central American countries tournament in November 2023, earning the bronze medal after Panama and Costa Rica. At the club level, Gallos de Tola's men's team won both the Rugby 7s and Rugby 15s leagues in 2022, and their women's team took first place in the Rugby 7s league. Additionally, rugby in Nicaragua has seen significant growth in recent years and the sport continues to gain popularity among both players and spectators.
Rugby in Nicaragua continues to grow and gain popularity. In April of this year, the Granada Sevens Rugby tournament took place and featured national selections from Costa Rica, Honduras, and Guatemala. Additionally, the Canadian team, The Hollers Rugby, has provided ongoing support and equipment for the development of rugby in Nicaragua. In 2020, the national selection also faced off against the Toronto Nomad, a team from Canada's first division, and emerged victorious in a match held in Rivas. This demonstrates the increasing level of competition and recognition that Nicaragua's rugby teams are gaining on the regional and international stages.