Senegal national rugby union team

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Senegal
UnionFédération Sénégalaise de Rugby
Head coachJean-Marc Foucras
CaptainSteeve Sargos
Top scorerSteeve Sargos (136)
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current54 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 9-15 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
(1977)
Biggest win
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 59-0 Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania
(7 June 2004)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 95–0 Senegal  Flag of Senegal.svg
(Windhoek, Namibia; 9 July 2017)

The Senegal national rugby union team represent Senegal in the sport of rugby union. They are ranked as a tier-three nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB). Senegal have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have competed in qualifying tournaments. They also contest the annual Africa Cup.

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History

Early internationals were played by Senegal against Côte d'Ivoire. Senegal played a number of internationals in 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, Senegal played in qualifying tournaments for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. They finished first in the final standings of their pool, after defeating Cameroon and Nigeria. Senegal advanced to the play-off, defeating Zambia to advance to Round 1b. However they finished third in their pool in Round 1b after losing to Côte d'Ivoire and Zimbabwe.

Senegal also played in the 2006 Africa Cup. Senegal also missed the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2015 World Cup.

Tournament history

Africa Cup

Africa Cup record
YearRoundPWDLPFPA
2006 Pool Stage210125100
2007 Pool Stage20021623
2008–09 Pool Stage10011013
2011 Group 1C22004518
2012 Group 1B21014445
2013 Group 1B21015340
2014 Group 1B21014653
2015 Group 1B31028248

Current squad

World Cup record

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPWDLFAPWDLFA
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 1987 Did not enterNo qualifying tournament held
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of France.svg 1991 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of South Africa.svg 1995
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 1999
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2003
Flag of France.svg 2007 Did not qualify640210867
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2011 10011013
Flag of England.svg 2015 42029785
Flag of Japan.svg 2019 8305174252
Flag of France.svg 2023 To be determinedTo be determined
Total0/9000000199010389417

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