Cameroon national rugby union team

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Cameroon
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Union Fédération Camerounaise de Rugby
Nickname(s) Indomitable Lions
Coach(es) Philippe Vila
First international
 Cameroon 24-25  Zambia
(28 July 2001)
Largest win
 Cameroon 81-0  Mauritania
(10 October 2003)
Largest defeat
 Kenya 76-8  Cameroon
(13 July 2008)

The Cameroon national rugby union team represent Cameroon in the sport of rugby union. They are ranked as a tier-three nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB). Cameroon have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have competed in qualifying tournaments. Cameroon also compete annually in the Africa Cup.

History[edit]

In 2001 Cameroon played in the African qualification tournaments for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. Grouped in Pool A of Round 1, along with Uganda and Zambia. Cameroon lost their first match by one point, 25-24 to Zambia, but then defeated Uganda 17 to nil. Cameroon finished first in the final standings, advancing to Round 2.

In Round 2 Cameroon faced both Kenya and Madagascar. In their first match, Cameroon lost to Madagascar. They finished third in the standings after then losing to Kenya.

Cameroon participated in the African qualifying tournament for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, playing in the Northern Pool of Round 1a, along with Senegal and Nigeria. Cameroon finished second in the final standings after narrowly losing to Senegal, and defeating Nigeria. They also competed in the 2006 Africa Cup.

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2011 - Did not qualify
  • 2015 - Withdrew

Results summary[edit]

As of 11 December 2012 their record against all nations is as follows:[1]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
 Ghana 1 0 1 0 0%
 Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 0%
 Kenya 4 0 4 0 0%
 Madagascar 1 0 1 0 0%
 Mauritania 1 1 0 0 100%
 Morocco 3 0 3 0 0%
 Nigeria 2 2 0 0 100%
 Senegal 3 0 3 0 0%
 Togo 1 1 0 0 100%
 Tunisia 2 0 2 0 0%
 Uganda 2 1 1 0 50%
 Zambia 2 1 1 0 50%
Total 23 7 16 0 30.43%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Rugby Union Statistics: Cameroon". Rugbydata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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