Czech Republic national rugby union team (sevens)

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Union Czech Rugby Union
Coach(es) Czech Republic Antonín Brabec
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The Czech Republic national rugby union sevens is a minor national sevens side.

History[edit]

Their most notable achievement to date was in 2001, when they won the Bowl final of the Singer Sevens in Sri Lanka.

Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's[edit]

Year Cup Plate Bowl
1999  South Korea  Malaysia  India
2000  Chinese Taipei  Japan  Thailand
2001  Chinese Taipei  Denmark  Czech Republic
2002  Portugal  South Korea  Hong Kong
2003  Kenya  Sri Lanka  Arabian Gulf
2004  Japan  Sri Lanka  Kazakhstan
2005  Japan  Sri Lanka  Arabian Gulf
2006  South Korea  Thailand  Malaysia
2007  Hong Kong  China  India
2008

European Championship[edit]

The Czechs made their first European Championship appearance at Heidelberg in 2002, where they finished 11th out of a possible 12. In 2003, when the final tournament was again at Heidelberg, they finished 10th. The following year saw the tournament, which also doubled as qualifiers for the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens, at Palma de Majorca in Spain, with the team claiming the Shield after beating Poland 17-5. They haven't qualified for the Championship again since that particular tournament.

European Championship results[edit]

Year Place
2002 11th[1]
2003 10th[2]
2004 13th[3]
2005 not qualified
2006 not qualified
2007 not qualified
2008 not qualified
2009 not qualified

Results[edit]

2008[edit]

Rugby Sevens – Czech internationals in 2008
Date Location Opposition Result Tournament
31 May - 1 June Zagreb  Romania 7-12 2008 Zagreb Sevens
31 May - 1 June Zagreb  Netherlands 14-21 2008 Zagreb Sevens
31 May - 1 June Zagreb  Croatia 7-21 2008 Zagreb Sevens
31 May - 1 June Zagreb  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-12 2008 Zagreb Sevens
14 - 15 June Ostrava  Spain 12-14 2008 Ostrava Sevens
14 - 15 June Ostrava  Croatia 12-21 2008 Ostrava Sevens
14 - 15 June Ostrava  Portugal 0-31 2008 Ostrava Sevens
14 - 15 June Ostrava   Switzerland 34-10 2008 Ostrava Sevens

2009[edit]

Rugby Sevens – Czech internationals in 2009
Date Location Opposition Result Tournament
16 - 17 May Sopot  Georgia 12-14 2009 Sopot Sevens
16 - 17 May Sopot  Denmark 5-21 2009 Sopot Sevens
16 - 17 May Sopot  Poland 0-46 2009 Sopot Sevens
16 - 17 May Sopot  Norway 12-12 2009 Sopot Sevens
6 - 7 June Ostrava  Portugal 21-54 2009 Ostrava Sevens[4]
6 - 7 June Ostrava  Belgium 33-12 2009 Ostrava Sevens
6 - 7 June Ostrava  Netherlands 10-26 2009 Ostrava Sevens
6 - 7 June Ostrava  Monaco 14-14 2009 Ostrava Sevens
  • Czech wins in bold.

Current players[edit]

Squad for 2008 Zagreb Sevens:

  1. Ota Hejmala (Zlín)
  2. Jan Rudolf (Petrovice)
  3. Jakub Procházka (Tatra Smíchov)
  4. Jan Frýdl (Tatra Smíchov)
  5. Václav Jursík (Sparta Prague)
  6. Michal Schlanger (Petrovice)
  7. Jan Konečný (Bystrc)
  8. Petr Okleštěk (Auxerre, France)
  9. Michal Ouředník (Sparta Prague/ARC Iuridica)
  10. Antonín Brabec (Tatra Smíchov) (player-coach)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Also served as qualifiers for the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
  4. ^ A second Czech team played in Group B in the place of Azerbaijan, who withdrew.