Brazil women's national rugby union team

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World Rugby ranking
Current41 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0-10 Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg
( Amsterdam, Netherlands 10 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 10-0 Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg
( Amsterdam, Netherlands 10 May 2008)

The Brazil women's national rugby union team are the national side of Brazil, representing them at rugby union. After several successful performances at Sevens rugby, they played their first 15-a-side fixture in May 2008 against Netherlands (see here for photographs of the first Brazilian international).



The first women's rugby match known in Brazil took place in 1987, during São Paulo Athletic Club's traditional end-of-year sevens tournament. Most of the players were the girlfriends and sisters of the men's team players, who always accompanied them to games and practices. In 1997, during Women's Day, another match took place in Florianópolis, in Desterro Rugby Clube. Maria Mikaella, former captain of Brazilian National Team, played that match made a little statement about how it was "we didn't know the sport. In Brazil we didn't have rugby on TV or even a rugby ball to buy. We haven't heard about rugby until our friends began to play. We started just watching, but the sport seemed to be really cool to just watch. So we convinced the boys to teach us. The first game was messy. I just remember that we lost. However made us fall in love with rugby." Nowadays more there are almost one hundred women's sides in Brazil in almost every state. Even with a reduced number of teams compared to other countries, Brazil won seven South American titles in a row and finished 10th place at Rugby World Cup 2009 (Dubai).

Results summary

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Brazil internationals 2008-
OpponentFirst gamePlayedWonDrawnLostPercentage
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 10 May 2008100100.00%
Summary 2008-100100.00%


See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals

2008-05-10 Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg10-0 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Amsterdam [84/1/1]

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