Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rugby union in Thailand is a significant sport. They are currently ranked 77th, with 16,735 registered players. Thai rugby goes back to the early twentieth century. Unlike most other Asian countries, Thailand does not have a history of European colonialism, and was one of the few to maintain its neutrality. Thus Thai rugby cannot be said to be a legacy of colonialism. Some of the Thai middle class took up the sport in the 1920s, along with ex-patriates from French and English speaking countries. The Second World War interrupted the development of the sport, but its adoption by the Thai military and police ensured its survival. Thai rugby still has a strong ex-pat connection - one of the most famous players for Thailand is best known for being Will Carling''s brother. Thailand also has a national sevens team.