Estonia national rugby union team

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Estonia
Union Estonian Rugby Union
Ground(s) Viimsi Staadion
Team kit
First international
 Estonia 15 - 22 Finland 
(22 May 2010)
Largest defeat
 Finland 55 - 5 Estonia 
(2 October 2010)

The Estonia national rugby union team represents Estonia at a national level in international rugby union competitions. The team is governed by the Estonian Rugby Union, which oversees all rugby union in Estonia. They have yet to play a full international match. The current stadium used by the national team is Viimsi Staadion on generous loan from NordWest Kinnisvara OÜ.

History[edit]

A combined Estonia/Latvia side took on a Swedish representative side in the late 1990s, but a proper national team only started playing in 2009, touring England and playing two matches, losing both.

They came up against Kent club Tonbridge Juddians in their first match, coming out at the wrong end of a 94-7 scoreline. The Juddians gave them a rather torrid time in the scrums, which was probably influenced by the fact that the Estonians only had their first-ever scrum machine session on the morning of the match.

The second fixture saw them square off against England Deaf at Folkestone, this time managing to keep the score to a respectable 21-27.

On 9 June 2012, Estonia faced the Welsh national deaf team in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, losing 93-3.[1]

Squad[edit]

  • Taavi Ermel (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Lauri Laaniste
  • Harles Tiitsmaa (Uudeküla Bulldogs)
  • Märt Kõrgesaar (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Rain Kurg (Tartu Lelo)
  • Karmo Lomp (Uudeküla Bulldogs)
  • Mark Zuhhovitski
  • Erik Ounapuu (Estonian Nomads)
  • Janek Järve
  • Sergei Timoskov (Uudeküla Bulldogs)
  • Kullar Veersalu (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Alan Askileiskiri (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Tajo Kotkas (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Tanel Akõlov (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Meelis Kalamees (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Petrik Mõttus (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Alo Leek
  • Alex Janov
  • Levan Gorelashvili (Tartu Lelo)
  • Timmo Potivar (Uudeküla Bulldogs)
  • Rainer Koppel (Märjamaa Vikat)
  • Bernat
  • Heiki Pant (Tallinn Sharks)
  • Denis Bulai
  • Karl Pallas
  • Maati Pallas
  • Luke Veebel

Record[edit]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Finland 2 0 2 0 0%
 Turkey 1 0 1 0 0%
Total 3 0 3 0 0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baltic bonanza as Wales run in 12 tries in Tallinn". Wales Deaf Rugby Union. 9 June 2012.