However, funding is tight and it is not cheap attracting foreign coaches to Pakistan, where attacks blamed on the Taliban and other al-Qaeda affiliates are a menace.
Two foreign coaches worked with the national team in 2011 and last year, but only stayed for a few months. The aim now is to persuade someone to stay longer.
Mohammed Javed Iqbal, a taxi driver who stopped to watch the Super League matches, was impressed with his first taste of rugby.
“It’s a great game to watch. Before when there was wrestling on TV everybody used to enjoy watching that, so they’d enjoy watching this,” he said.