Bulgaria national rugby union team

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Bulgaria
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UnionBulgarian Rugby Federation
Head coachRomain Balmisse (FRA)
CaptainPetar Nikolov
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current73 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 3 - 70 Romania  Flag of Romania.svg
(1963-5-20)
Biggest win
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 71 - 7 Serbia  Flag of Serbia.svg
(2019-10-12)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0 - 100 Romania  Flag of Romania.svg
(1976-9-21)

The Bulgaria national rugby union team is governed by the Bulgarian Rugby Federation, and has yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

Contents

The national side is ranked 73rd in the world (as of 8 of March 2020). [1]

History

Bulgaria played their first rugby international in 1963, where they met Romania. They were defeated by the Romanians, 70-3. There was no qualifying tournament held for the first Rugby World Cup, and Bulgaria did not attempt to qualify for the tournament until the Welsh hosted the 1999 Rugby World Cup. They competed in Pool 2 of Round A, but did not advance to the next stage.

Bulgaria again tried to qualify for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, and competed in Pool B of Round 1. Although Bulgaria won one pool match, they did not advance to Round 2. For the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Bulgaria were able to advance past Round 1, and entered Pool D of Round 2. However, they were then knocked out of the qualifying tournament.

World Cup record

World Cup record
YearRoundPWDLFA
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 1987 Not invited
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of France.svg 1991 Did not enter
Flag of South Africa.svg 1995
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 1999 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2003
Flag of France.svg 2007
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2011
Flag of England.svg 2015
Flag of Japan.svg 2019
Total0/9------

Overall

Men's World Rugby Rankings
Top 30 rankings as of 12 July, 2021 [2]
RankChange*TeamPoints
1Steady2.svgFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 094.20
2Steady2.svgFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 088.95
3Steady2.svgFlag of England.svg  England 085.44
4Steady2.svgIRFU flag.svg  Ireland 084.85
5Increase2.svg2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 083.90
6Decrease2.svg1Flag of France.svg  France 083.45
7Decrease2.svg1Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 082.82
8Steady2.svgFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 082.02
9Steady2.svgFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 080.92
10Steady2.svgFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 079.13
11Steady2.svgFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 076.87
12Steady2.svgFlag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 073.73
13Increase2.svg1Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 071.88
14Increase2.svg1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 070.65
15Decrease2.svg2Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 070.28
16Steady2.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States 068.10
17Steady2.svgFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 067.02
18Steady2.svgFlag of Romania.svg  Romania 066.22
19Steady2.svgFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 064.82
20Increase2.svg1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 063.90
21Decrease2.svg1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 062.71
22Steady2.svgFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 061.23
23Steady2.svgFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 061.11
24Steady2.svgFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 059.30
25Steady2.svgFlag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 059.04
26Steady2.svgFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 056.32
27Steady2.svgFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 056.16
28Increase2.svg1Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 055.20
28Decrease2.svg1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 054.12
30Steady2.svgFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 053.13
*Change from the previous week

2019 squad

Squad to 2019 European Nations Cup - Division 2D. [3]

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References

  1. "Men's Rankings | World Rugby".
  2. "Men's World Rankings". World Rugby. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-04-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)