|World Rugby ranking|
|Current||46 (as of 23 November 2020)|
( Brussels, Belgium 11 April 2007)
( Oslo, Norway 24 October 2009)
( Galicia, Spain 30 April 2011)
The Finland women's national rugby union team (15's) represents Finland at 15-a-side rugby union. The side first played in 2007.
For rugby sevens see page Finland women's national rugby union team (sevens)
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(Full internationals only)
See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering
|2007-04-11 FIRA|| Norway ||12-12||Boitsfort, Belgium||[14/1/1]|
|2007-04-13 FIRA|| Germany ||32-0||Liège, Belgium||[47/2/1]|
|2007-04-15 FIRA|| Finland ||14-7||Tervuren, Belgium||[3/1/4]|
|2008-05-19 FIRA|| Finland ||5-13||Utrecht, Netherlands||[4/5/1]|
|2008-05-19 FIRA|| Finland ||0-39||Utrecht, Netherlands||[5/26/1]|
|2008-05-21 FIRA|| Finland ||3-39||Driebergen, Netherlands||[6/53/2]|
|2008-05-23 FIRA|| Finland ||5-12||Amsterdam||[7/9/2]|
|2009-10-24|| Norway ||5-22||Oslo||[17/8/2]|
|2011-04-30 FIRA|| Spain ||119-0||University of Coruña||[96/9/1]|
|2011-05-02 FIRA|| Finland ||0-20||A Malata Ferrol||[10/71/1]|
|2011-05-07 FIRA|| Finland ||5-22||INEF Bastiagueiro||[11/37/2]|
|2012-05-03 FIRA|| Netherlands ||105-0||Enkoping, Sweden||[105/12/1]|
|2012-05-07 FIRA|| Finland ||17-45||Enkoping, Sweden||[13/39/3]|
|2012-10-06|| Finland ||5-15||Myllypuro Park, Helsinki||[14/2/1]|
|2014-03-08|| Switzerland ||80-0||Unterägeri||[6/15/2]|
|2017-10-21|| Finland ||10–39||Eerikkilä Areena, Tammela||[16/78/2]|
|2018-10-13 RET|| Finland ||5–20||Helsinki, Finland|||
|2019-03-16 RET|| Czechia ||15–0||Prague, Czechia|||
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