Austria national rugby union team

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Austria
Austria rugby logo.png
Union Austrian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) capricorns
Coach(es) New Zealand Philipp Stevenson
Captain(s) Milad Farkhondeh Fal
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Austria 3 - 11 Sweden 
(1 January 1970[1])
Largest win
 Austria 77 - 0 Luxembourg 
(12 May 2001)
Largest defeat
 Austria 0 - 78 Ukraine 
(14 May 1994)

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

History[edit]

Austria played their first official international on March 3, 1992 against Hungary, losing 23 points to nine. Austria had another fixture against Hungary that year, as well as two games against Slovenia. Austria played nations such as Croatia and Ukraine as well as regulars Slovenia.

Austria's first win came against Serbia & Montenegro in 1996, winning three points to nil. 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.

Current Squad[edit]

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

Record[edit]

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[edit]

Name Years
Didier Louvat 2004-2007[3]
Gael Mouysset 2007–'2013[3]

References[edit]

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