Kazakhstan national rugby union team

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Kazakhstan
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Nickname(s)The Nomads
UnionKazakhstan Rugby Union
Head coachTimur Mashurov
CaptainSerik Zhanseitov
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First colours
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Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current62 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg 5–17 Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg  Georgia
(4 March 1994)
Biggest win
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg 89–10 Flag of India.svg  India
(18 November 2002)
Biggest defeat
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg 101–7 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
(15 May 2010)

The Kazakhstan national rugby union team, nicknamed "The Nomads", is controlled by the Kazakhstan Rugby Union. Kazakhstan have been participating in international competition since 1994 after their independence from the USSR.

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In 2007, the fortunes of the team greatly improved by winning all five of their matches and rising 14 places in the IRB World Rankings to 32nd. This rise was the biggest by any international team over the year. This led to the team being entered into the top division of the new Asian Five Nations in 2008. [1]

Kazakhstan are now one of the leading rugby union nations in Asia, finishing second in the 2009 and 2010 Asian Five Nations to continent heavyweights Japan on both occasions. Their second-place finish in 2010 saw them advance to the four-team playoff for a final place at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. They lost 44–7 to Uruguay in Montevideo, being eliminated but it was still their best result yet.

They have yet to qualify for a Rugby World Cup finals.

The national side is ranked 64th in the world (as of 29 July 2019). [2]

Asian Five Nations Record

Current squad

Squad to 2011 Asian Five Nations:

Substitutes:

World Cup Record

YearResultReached
1995Did not EnterN/A
1999Did not EnterN/A
2003Did not QualifyAsia Round 1 – Pool C (3rd)
2007Did not QualifyAsia Round 1b Playoff
2011Did not Qualify Final place play-offs
2015Did not Qualify 2015 Rugby World Cup
2019withdrew 2019 Rugby World Cup

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References

  1. International Rugby Board – 2007 rankings highs and lows Archived 8 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine . 28 December 2007
  2. https://www.world.rugby/rankings/mru?lang=en