Botswana national rugby union team

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Botswana
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Nickname(s)The Vultures
UnionBotswana Rugby Union
Head coachAndrew Paxinos
Ian Greaves
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current77 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 130-10 Botswana Flag of Botswana.svg
(7 September 1996)
Biggest win
Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 87-0 Swaziland Flag of Eswatini.svg
(15 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 130-10 Botswana Flag of Botswana.svg
(7 September 1996)

The Botswana national rugby union team represents Botswana in the sport of rugby union. Botswana have thus far not played in a Rugby World Cup, but have participated in qualifying tournaments. They are currently ranked 77th in the world. [1]

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History

Botswana played their first ever international on September 7, 1996 against Zimbabwe, losing 130 to 10. Their first win came in 2001 in a match against Swaziland, winning 13 points to 3. Also in 2001 they participated in African qualifying tournaments for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. In 2004 Botswana won four internationals in a row, defeating Tanzania, Swaziland, Nigeria and Mali.

Botswana then participated in the Africa qualifying tournaments for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. They were grouped in the Southern Pool of Round 1a, along with nations Zambia and Swaziland. In their first game against Zambia in Lusaka, they lost 28 to 24. However they won their second match 19 to 12 over Swaziland in Botswana. They finished second in the pool and did not advance to the next round. Julian Harris made History by representing Botswana national rugby union team at the young age of 16 years playing on the wing, as far as possibly known making him the youngest rugby union international in the world

World Cup record

Overall record

AgainstPlayedWonLostDrawn % Won
  Arabian Gulf 10100.00
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 10100.00
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 20200.00
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1100100.00
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 10100.00
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10100.00
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 40400.00
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1100100.00
Flag of France.svg  Mayotte 1100100.00
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 3210100.00
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 20200.00
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger 1100100.00
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1100100.00
Flag of France.svg  Réunion 2110100.00
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland 751190.00
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1100100.00
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1100100.00
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 20200.00
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 30300.00
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 936040.00
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 30300.00
Total511931140.00

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References

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