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Austria national rugby union team

Austria
Austria rugby logo.png
UnionAustrian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Steinböcke
Coach(es)David Holby
Captain(s)Omar El Agrebi
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Hungary 23 - 9 Austria 
(3 May 1992[1])
Largest win
 Austria 77 - 0 Luxembourg 
(12 May 2001)
Largest defeat
 Austria 0 - 78 Ukraine 
(14 May 1994)

The Austria national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union playing nation. They began playing international rugby in the early 1990s. Thus far, Austria has not made an appearance at any of the World Cups.

The national side is ranked 88th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).[2]

History

Austria played their first official international on 3 May 1992 against Hungary, losing 23 points to nine. Austria had another fixture against Hungary that year, it was the first home game, which they lost 5:3, as well as two games against Slovenia. Austria's first win came against Slovenia on 21 November 1992, winning 9:5. Austria played nations such as Croatia and Ukraine as well as regulars Slovenia.

From 1996 on Austria began winning more games, and only lost a few sporadic matches in the late 1990s, as they were now beating the European sides that had beaten them in the early 1990s. During the 2000s Austria were now playing a larger variety of nations. After not winning one game in 2002, Austria went on to win every fixture in 2004, creating an undefeated streak which was broken by Denmark in 2005.

2014 Squad

Squad to 2014 European Nations Cup - Division 2C.[3]

Record

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Andorra 2 0 2 0 0%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 5 0 0 100%
 Bulgaria 3 1 1 0 66.67%
 Croatia 4 0 4 0 0%
 Denmark 4 0 4 0 0%
 Germany 1 0 1 0 0%
 Hungary 11 4 7 0 36.36%
 Israel 2 1 1 0 50%
 Latvia 2 0 2 0 0%
 Lithuania 4 1 3 0 25%
 Luxembourg 4 2 2 0 50%
 Malta 1 0 1 0 0%
 Moldova 2 1 1 0 50%
 Norway 6 2 3 1 33.33%
 Serbia 2 1 1 0 50%
 Slovenia 12 3 9 0 25%
 Sweden 2 0 2 0 0%
  Switzerland 3 0 3 0 0%
 Ukraine 2 0 2 0 0%
Total 74 24 49 1 32.43%

Coaches

Name Years
Didier Louvat 2004-2007[4]
Gael Mouysset 2007–'2013[4]

References

  1. ^ [www.rugby-austria.at] (in German)
  2. ^ [www.world.rugby]
  3. ^ [www.rugbyworldcup.com] Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (in German)

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