Sweden national rugby union team

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Sweden [1]
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UnionSvenska Rugbyförbundet
Head coach Alex Laybourne
CaptainConnor Murphy
Top scorerRobin Fransson (100)
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current53 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 6–0 Denmark Flag of Denmark.svg
(23 October 1949)
Biggest win
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 3–116 SwedenFlag of Sweden.svg
(5 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 72–0 Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg
(1 July 1976)
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Sweden Squad v Latvia May 2018, Rugby Europe Conference

The Sweden national rugby union team (Swedish: Sveriges nationella rugbyunionslag) represents Sweden in men's international rugby union competitions, Sweden has been a member union of World Rugby since 1988 and is one of the 47 members of Rugby Europe. They play in the Rugby Europe Conference 1 North. Sweden has been trying to qualify for the Rugby World Cup since the 1991 Rugby World Cup, but has yet to make it to the final competition. A majority of the players are native Swedes based in Swedish clubs but there are a growing numbers of players from the UK and Ireland that have qualified for Sweden through ancestral eligibility, and from other countries who have become eligible to play for Sweden through residency.

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The national side is ranked 53rd in the world (as of 5 May 2020). [2]

World Cup record


Current squad

This was the Sweden squad announced for the match against Latvia, on 26 October 2019: [3]

NameClub
Adam Christersson Kalmar Södra IFR Flag of Sweden.svg
Alex Melander Wexlö RK Flag of Sweden.svg
Arthur Marini Paris Université RC Flag of France.svg
Axel Kalling-Smith University of Sussex RFC Flag of England.svg
Christopher Sidgwick Hammarby IF RF Flag of Sweden.svg
Conor Murphy Lansdowne RFC Flag of Ireland.svg
Daniel Hector Lundell Vänersborgs RK Flag of Sweden.svg
Emil Rådkvist Norrkōpings RK Troján Flag of Sweden.svg
Erik Sjöbeck Pingvin RC Flag of Sweden.svg
Giga Khanishvili Stockholm Exiles RFC Flag of Sweden.svg
Hannes Nylén Enköpings RK Flag of Sweden.svg
James Dewar Belsize Park RFC Flag of England.svg
Johan Rådkvist Linköpings RK RK Flag of Sweden.svg
Jonas Grilfors Enköpings RK Flag of Sweden.svg
Marcus Loxvi Stockholm Exiles RFC Flag of Sweden.svg
Nils Murphy Lansdowne RFC Flag of Ireland.svg
Oscar Larsson Pingvin RC Flag of Sweden.svg
Petter Stråle Göteborg RF Flag of Sweden.svg
Philip Axelsson Södertälje RK Flag of Sweden.svg
Pontus Assarsson Pingvin RC Flag of Sweden.svg
Robert Persson Hammarby IF RF Flag of Sweden.svg
Thomas Ahlbäck Malmö RC Flag of Sweden.svg
Theodor Karlsson Stockholm Exiles RFC Flag of Sweden.svg

Final League Position 2018/19

2018 promoted side ↑, 2018 relegated side ↓ WR = World Ranking May 2019

Conference 1 North WRPlWDLBFADIFFPts
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 3743012108684014
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4843011140657513
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg5942021635949
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 684103297118-216
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova5641030147-98-984


Current League Position 2020/21

2019 promoted side ↑ 2019 relegated side ↓ WR = current World Ranking

2019/20 season discontinued due to Covid19 outbreak, same fixtures planned for 2020/21

Conference 1 North WRPlWDLBFADIFFPts
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic36000000000
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 65000000000
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 56000000000
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 53000000000
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia64000000000


Competitive Results and Fixtures

The following is a list of test matches from the past two years, as well as any future test matches that have been officially scheduled. [4]

DateOpponentVenueCompetitionResult
14 October 2017Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Norrkōping, SwedenRugby Europe Conference 1 North12 10 W
28 October 2017Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Odessa, UkraineRugby Europe Conference 1 North24 18 L
28 April 2018Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Kaunas, LithuaniaRugby Europe Conference 1 North43 22 L
12 May 2018Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Enköping, SwedenRugby Europe Conference 1 North50 27 W
20 October 2018Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Norrkōping, SwedenRugby Europe Conference 1 North80 6 W
3 November 2018Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg LuxembourgRugby Europe Conference 1 North9 10 W
11 May 2019Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Norrkōping, SwedenRugby Europe Conference 1 North36 27 W
19 May 2019Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Odessa, UkraineRugby Europe Conference 1 North14 23 L
26 October 2019Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Jurmala, LatviaInternational22 26 W
2 November 2019Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Malmö, SwedenInternational0 - 13 L

Records of International Matches

A record of all international matches Sweden has played.

AgainstPlayedWonLostDrawn% Won
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 523040%
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 1100100%
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2200100%
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1248033.3%
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 431075%
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 624040%
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 80710%
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 493610373.5%
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 30300%
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3300100%
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 10100%
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 413025%
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3300100%
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 3300100%
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 1284064%
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 852162.5%
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 651084%
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 413033.3%
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 321066.66%
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1911805.3%
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 7700100%
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1411218%
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 20200%
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro 532060%
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 20200%
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 20200%
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 6600100%
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 10100%
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 60600%
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 523040%
Total20610199650.6%

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