Austria national rugby union team

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Austria
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Nickname(s)Steinböcke
UnionAustrian Rugby Federation
Head coachDavid Holby
CaptainOmar El Agrebi
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First colours
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Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current85 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 23–9 Austria  Flag of Austria.svg
(3 May 1992 [1] )
Biggest win
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 77–0 Luxembourg  Flag of Luxembourg.svg
(12 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0–78 Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg
(14 May 1994)

The Austria national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union playing nation. They began playing international rugby in the early 1990s. Thus far, Austria has not made an appearance at any of the World Cups.

Contents

The national side is ranked 88th in the world (as of 29 July 2019). [2]

History

Austria played their first official international on 3 May 1992 against Hungary, losing 23 points to nine. Austria had another fixture against Hungary that year, it was the first home game, which they lost 5:3, as well as two games against Slovenia. Austria's first win came against Slovenia on 21 November 1992, winning 9:5. Austria played nations such as Croatia and Ukraine as well as regulars Slovenia.

From 1996 on Austria began winning more games, and only lost a few sporadic matches in the late 1990s, as they were now beating the European sides that had beaten them in the early 1990s. During the 2000s Austria were now playing a larger variety of nations. After not winning one game in 2002, Austria went on to win every fixture in 2004, creating an undefeated streak which was broken by Denmark in 2005.

2014 Squad

Squad to 2014 European Nations Cup - Division 2C. [3]

Record

AgainstPlayedWonLostDrawnWin percentage
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 20200%
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5500100%
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 311066.67%
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 40400%
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 40400%
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 10100%
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1147036.36%
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 211050%
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 20200%
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 413025%
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 422050%
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 10100%
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 211050%
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 623133.33%
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 211050%
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1239025%
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 20200%
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 30300%
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 20200%
Total742449132.43%

Coaches

NameYears
Didier Louvat2004-2007 [4]
Gael Mouysset2007–'2013 [4]

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References

  1. http://www.rugby-austria.at/content/deutsch/nationalteam.spielplan.php (in German)
  2. https://www.world.rugby/rankings/mru?lang=en
  3. http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=13800/index.html Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (in German)