Gibraltar national rugby union team

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 Gibraltar
Union Gibraltar Rugby Union
Team kit
First international
 Gibraltar 8 – 20 Belgium XV Belgium
(5 November 2011)
Largest win
 Gibraltar 55 – 7 Montenegro Montenegro
(5 November 2016)
Largest defeat
 Gibraltar 0 – 49 MalaysiaMalaysia
(6 April 2016)

The Gibraltar national rugby union team represent Gibraltar in men's rugby union.

The nation is not currently affiliated to World Rugby and have yet to qualify for a World Cup.

On the 5 November 2011 the Gibraltar Rugby Football Union (GRFU) fielded a national team in its first official Test Match. The fixture was against the Belgium Development Team and was held in Brussels. The final score was: Belgium Development 20 – Gibraltar 8.

Test Caps have officially been awarded to the Gibraltar team players, this came after playing and defeating a Cyprus XV and an Israel A team. Their first full international came against Malta in March 2015.

The GRFU went through the process of FIRA/AER (European Rugby Federation) membership.[1] The GRFU had planned other international fixtures for April 2012. This however was blocked by Spain.[2] This came as a surprise as UEFA and the ICC recognize Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar national rugby sevens team plays regularly in tournaments, particularly in the Tangier Sevens.

International record[edit]

Date Home Score Away Venue Referee Competition
5 November 2011 Belgium XV Belgium 20 - 8  Gibraltar Brussels, Belgium unknown Friendly
(First International)
23 March 2013 Gibraltar  36 - 10 Cyprus Cyprus XV Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
22 February 2014 Gibraltar  25 - 12 Israel Israel A Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
7 March 2015 Gibraltar  8 - 33  Malta Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar Ranbir Dhillon (GBR) Friendly
(First full International)
17 October 2015 Malta  14 - 29  Gibraltar Malta unknown Friendly
6 April 2016 Malaysia  49 - 0  Gibraltar Kajang, Malaysia unknown Friendly
8 April 2016 Singapore  13 - 13  Gibraltar Yio Chu Kang Stadium unknown Friendly
5 November 2016 Montenegro  7 - 55  Gibraltar Tivat Arsenal Stadium Petra Druskovic (CRO) Friendly
8 April 2017 Gibraltar  22 - 17  Finland Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
6 October 2017 Hungary  15 - 21  Gibraltar Mandok, Hungary unknown Friendly
24 February 2018 Gibraltar  33 - 14  Hungary Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
17th March 2018 Gibraltar  17 - 5  Finland Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
27th April 2018 United Arab Emirates  28 - 15  Gibraltar Dubai R. Drake Friendly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Gibraltar Rugby Football Union". Super4s.ngo.gi. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Dejected After Spain Blocks Membership". rugby.ngo.gi. Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved 31 December 2013.