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|Head coach||LJubomir Bukvic|
|World Rugby ranking|
|Current||88 (as of 23 November 2020)|
| Serbia 8–3 British Colonies |
(9 March 1918)
| Serbia 52–0 Slovenia |
(29 October 2011)
| Germany 108–0 Serbia |
(12 November 2005)
The Serbia national rugby union team is classified as a tier three nation by World Rugby, and has yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. They have played over 100 internationals.
The national side is ranked 84th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).
The first known rugby players from Serbia were Serbian students in George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, Scotland during The First World War. On March, 9th 1918 they played their first unofficial international game, in front of 10,000 spectators, against a British Dominions VII and won by eight points to three.Notable players from this period included Toma Tomić from Leskovac, Dimitrije Dulkanović from Ćuprija and Danilo Pavlović from Prokuplje. Serbian students also played rugby at the High School of Dundee and Hillhead High School in Glasgow. The best Serbian player in Scotland was Slavoljub DJordjevic from Čajetina. He played more than 100 games for Hillhead HS, Glasgow University RFC and Hillhead RFC in Scotland rugby top competitions.
Serbia played as a part of Yugoslavia since 1919 until 1992, then as FR Yugoslavia until 2003, and, finally, as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006. Yugoslavia made their official international debut in 1968 against a Romanian XV, losing 3 points to 11. They made their full test debut the following month, losing 6 points to 29 against Bulgaria. They won their first official international match in 1969, defeating Bulgaria 22 points to six.
During the 60s, 70s and 80s, Serbian players played for the Yugoslavia national rugby union team alongside players from the rest of Yugoslavia. After the wars and breakup of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavia team consisted of players from Serbia only, and they played their first full international against Andorra at Vršac in 1996.
After 1996, playing as FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro until 2006, they have played regularly in FIRA-AER and IRB competitions.
|Alen Cosovic||Hooker||4||Rugby Club Rad|
|Vlastimir Sretenovic||Hooker||19||Belgrade Rugby Club Red Star|
|Bojan Lukic||Hooker||15||Vienna Celtic Rugby Football Club|
|Vladimir Djukic||Prop||40||Rugby Club Rad|
|Vid Pejovic||Prop||5||Rugby Club Dinamo|
|Uros Martinovic||Prop||4||Belgrade Rugby Club Red Star|
|Predrag Vraneš||Prop||23||Rugby Club Rad|
|Goran Porobic||Lock||2||Rugby Club Vojvodina|
|Thomas Cvijanovic||Lock||6||Vale of Lune RFC|
|Aleksandar Krstic||Lock||22||Rugby Club Partizan|
|Đorđe Preradojevic||Lock||9||Rugby Club Partizan|
|Vladimir Mijatovic||Lock||5||Rugby Club Vojvodina|
|Mirko Rankovic||Lock||15||Rugby Club Rad|
|Marko Gvozdenovic||Flanker||6||Massy RC|
|Stanislav LJubicic||Flanker||7||Rugby Club Rad|
|Milan Marinkovic||Flanker||15||GHA RFC|
|Stefan DJordjevic||Flanker||7||Rugby Club Partizan|
|Boris Martic||Number 8||36||RC Jacou Montpellier Nord|
|Julien Matijasevic||Scrum-half||7||Sporting Tulle|
|Nikola Stankovic||Fly-half||6||Rugby Club Rad|
|Marko Kapor||Fly-half||50||Rugby Club Rad|
|Janko Zemun Milinkovic||Scrum-hal||10||AS Rugby Bergamo 1950|
|Rajko Jankovic||Wing||5||Rugby Club Vojvodina|
|Miladin Živanov||Centre||36||Rugby Club Rad|
|Nikola Tatic||Centre||3||Rugby Club Dinamo Pancevo|
|Uros Babic||Wing||15||Rugby Club Rad|
|Kaspar Strugar||Wing||2||Sheffield University RFC|
|Luka Rakita||Wing||2||Rugby Club Vojvodina|
|Igor Dejanovic||Fullback||31||Rugby Club Partizan|
|4/05/1996||Vršac||Andorra||30–12||1995–1997 FIRA Trophy|
|18/05/1996||Gabrovo||Bulgaria||39–9||1995–1997 FIRA Trophy|
|6/10/1996||Kiev||Ukraine||0–60||1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification|
|2/11/1996||Vienna||Austria||Default||1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification|
|1/03/1997||Pančevo||Switzerland||8–0||1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification|
|10/05/1997||Pančevo||Israel||10–7||1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification|
|8/11/1997||Nyon||Switzerland||13–29||1997–1998 FIRA Tournament|
|25/04/1998||Belgrade||Israel||30–6||1997–1998 FIRA Tournament|
|20/05/1998||Belgrade||Lithuania||44–0||1997–1998 FIRA Tournament|
|2/06/1998||Riga||Latvia||Default||1997–1998 FIRA Tournament|
|10/10/1998||Brussels||Belgium||6–12||1998–1999 FIRA Tournament|
|8/05/1999||Tunis||Tunisia||6–45||1998–1999 FIRA Tournament|
|2/04/2000||Belgrade||Moldova||17–3||European Nations Cup Fourth Division 2000|
|30/04/2000||Pernik||Bulgaria||33–6||European Nations Cup Fourth Division 2000|
|13/05/2000||Herzlia||Israel||17–3||European Nations Cup Fourth Division 2000|
|14/10/2000||Andorra la Vella||Andorra||9–12||2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification|
|5/11/2000||Dimitrovgrad||Bulgaria||46–6||2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification|
|31/03/2001||Dimitrovgrad||Hungary||25–10||2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification|
|12/05/2001||Zenica||Bosnia and Herzegovina||13–23||2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification|
|26/5/2001||Gornji Milanovac||Switzerland||13–10||2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification|
|20/10/2001||Chişinău||Moldova||16–36||2001–2002 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|6/04/2002||Belgrade||Austria||26–8||2001–2002 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|4/05/2002||Andorra La Vella||Andorra||19–5||2001–2002 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|11/05/2002||Belgrade||Slovenia||27–21||2001–2002 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|26.04.2003.||Esztergom||Hungary||23–47||2002–2003 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|03.05.2003.||Belgrade||Latvia||18–29||2002–2003 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|24.05.2003.||Chişinău||Moldova||17–17||2002–2003 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|10.04.2004.||Subotica||Hungary||31–3||2003–2004 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|17.04.2004.||Marsa||Malta||18–20||2003–2004 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|08.05.2004.||Pančevo||Moldova||20–43||2003–2004 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|13.11.2004.||Belgrade||Bulgaria||33–10||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|19.03.2005.||Belgrade||Switzerland||11–11||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|09.04.2005.||Valletta||Malta||24–13||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|07.05.2005.||Łódź||Poland||11–18||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|08.10.2005.||Split||Croatia||9–26||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|05.11.2005.||Pančevo||Malta||3–16||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|12.11.2005.||Heidelberg||Germany||0–108||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|08.04.2006.||Lazarevac||Belgium||15–36||2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification|
|07.10.2006.||Nyon||Switzerland||9–30||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|04.11.2006.||Belgrade||Denmark||34–23||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|14.04.2007.||Pančevo||Sweden||12–30||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|27.10.2007.||Odense||Denmark||17–17||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|24.11.2007.||Pančevo||Switzerland||5–13||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|26.04.2008.||Lund||Sweden||3–22||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|10.05.2008.||Yerevan||Armenia||0–25||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|25.05.2008.||Belgrade||Armenia||19–8||2006–2008 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|13.09.2008.||Smederevo||Armenia||0–41||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|06.12.2008.||Smederevo||Andorra||32–7||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|04.04.2009.||Nyon||Switzerland||12–6||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|02.05.2009.||Vilnius||Lithuania||9–50||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|24.10.2009.||Belgrade||Switzerland||13–8||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|28.11.2009.||Andorra La Vella||Andorra||7–21||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|10.04.2010.||Abovian||Armenia||19–20||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|24.04.2010.||Pančevo||Lithuania||5–77||2008–2010 European Nations Cup Third Division|
|23.10.2010.||Ljubljana||Slovenia||3–33||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|20.11.2010.||Belgrade||Switzerland||18–15||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|19.02.2011.||Andorra La Vella||Andorra||25–42||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|07.05.2011.||Belgrade||Armenia||20–18||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|29.10.2011.||Belgrade||Slovenia||52–0||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|12.11.2011.||Monthey||Switzerland||19–27||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|14.04.2012.||Belgrade||Andorra||7–9||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|21.04.2012.||Armenia||25–0||2010–2012 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|13.10.2012.||Netanya||Israel||22–48||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|27.10.2012.||Belgrade||Latvia||39–22||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|03.11.2012.||Belgrade||Andorra||26–29||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|13.04.2013.||Odense||Denmark||0–38||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|12.10.2013.||Valmiera||Latvia||14–25||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|19.10.2013.||Belgrade||Israel||6–18||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|30.03.2014.||Andorra La Vella||Andorra||12–23||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|12.04.2014.||Belgrade||Denmark||19–33||2012–2014 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|18.10.2014.||Ljubljana||Slovenia||3–48||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|25.10.2014.||Belgrade||Luxembourg||0–36||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|18.04.2015.||Belgrade||Austria||22–3||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|25.04.2015.||Odense||Denmark||25–22||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|07.11.2015.||Belgrade||Slovenia||17–33||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|14.11.2015.||Luxembourg||Luxembourg||24–30||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|09.04.2016.||Vienna||Austria||26–12||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|16.04.2016.||Belgrade||Denmark||23–20||2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division|
|29.10.2016.||Ljubljana||Slovenia||13–74||2016–17 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|05.11.2016.||Zrenjanin||Turkey||25–0||2016–17 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|09.04.2017.||Zenica||Bosnia and Herzegovina||10–21||2016–17 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|29.04.2017.||Belgrade||Austria||29–12||2016–17 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|21.10.2017.||Vienna||Austria||25–27||2017–18 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|28.10.2017.||Pancevo||Slovenia||21–30||2017–18 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|21.04.2018.||Piestany||Slovakia||50–24||2017–18 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|28.04.2018.||Belgrade||Cyprus||35–17||2017–18 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|13.10.2018.||Belgrade||Bulgaria||29–35||2018–19 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|10.11.2018.||Piestany||Slovakia||37–10||2018–19 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|11.05.2019.||Pancevo||Slovenia||35–27||2018–19 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|18.05.2019.||Andorra La Vella||Andorra||0–33||2018–19 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|12.10.2019.||Sofia||Bulgaria||7–71||2019–20 Rugby Europe International Championships|
|19.10.2019.||Belgrade||Turkey||30–15||2019–20 Rugby Europe International Championships|
Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Serbia national XV at test level up until 19.10.2019.
|Nation||Games||Won||Lost||Drawn||Percentage of wins|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||0||2||0||0%|
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Last updated: Serbia vs Turkey, 19 October 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
|1.||Stefan Jerkovic||Centre||17 years 10 months 28 days||Slovenia||29/10/2016|
|2.||Srdjan Bozic||Scrum-half||17 years 11 months 21 days||Slovakia||10/11/2018|
|3.||Ivan Pirkovic||Centre||18 years 1 month 12 days||Sweden||14/04/2007|
|4.||Aleksandar Jakisic||Flanker||18 years 2 months 3 days||Czech Republic||21/04/1991|
|5.||Milan Rastovac||Centre||18 years 2 months 4 days||Israel||10/05/1997|
|6.||Ivan Biocanin||Prop||18 years 2 months 25 days||Switzerland||08/11/1997|
|7.||Marko Isailovic||Wing||18 years 3 months 3 days||Luxembourg||25/10/2014|
|7.||Branimir Petrovic||Centre||18 years 3 months 3 days||Andorra||28/11/2009|
|9.||Janko Zemun Milinkovic||Scrum-half||18 years 3 months 28 days||Bosnia and Herzegovina||22/04/2017|
|10.||Dalibor Vukanovic||Centre||18 years 4 months 6 days||Bulgaria||13/11/2004|
Last updated: Andorra vs Serbia, 18 May 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
|1.||Srdjan Nikolic||Tighthead Prop||43 years 1 month 2 days||Bulgaria||12/10/2019|
|2.||Vladimir Jelic||Fly-half||41 years 9 months 12 days||Luxembourg||25/10/2014|
|3.||Milan Medic||Hooker||40 years 9 months 4 days||Switzerland||08/11/1997|
|4.||Sasa DJukic||Wing||40 years 4 month 23 days||Andorra||19/02/2011|
|5.||Branislav Acimovic||Prop||39 years 10 months 22 days||Andorra||06/12/2008|
|6.||Dragan Grujic||Fullback||39 years 9 months 7 days||Belgium||08/04/2006|
|7.||Dejan Karatrajkovski||Scrum-half||39 years 5 months 6 days||Denmark||25/04/2015|
|8.||Nikola Stancevic||Flanker||39 years 4 months 25 days||Andorra||26/05/1990|
|9.||Bojan Lukic||Hooker||39 years 3 months 10 days||Bulgaria||12/10/2019|
|10.||Marko Kapor||Fly-half||39 years 2 months 25 days||Turkey||19/10/2019|
Last updated: Andorra vs Serbia, 15 May 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
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