Gibraltar national rugby union team

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 Gibraltar
Union Gibralter Rugby Union
Team kit
First international
 Gibraltar 8 – 20 Belgium XV Belgium
(5 November 2011)
Largest win
 Gibraltar 36 – 10 Cyprus XV Cyprus
(23 March 2013)
Largest defeat
 Gibraltar 8 – 20 Belgium XV Belgium
(5 November 2011)

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 in Brussels. The final score was Belgium XV 20 Gibraltar XV 8. Test Caps have been awarded to the Gibraltar Team.

The GRFU went through the process of FIRA/AER (European Rugby Federation) membership.[1] The GRFU is planning other international fixtures versus international opponents for April 2012. This however was blocked by Spain.[2] This was a big blow to the GRFU and unexpected, as UEFA, FIFA and the ICC recognize Gibraltar.

There is also a Gibraltar National sevens team that plays regularly in tournaments, particularly in the Tangier Sevens.

International record[edit]

Date Home Score Away Venue Referee
5 November 2011 Belgium XV Belgium 20 - 8  Gibraltar Brussels Friendly
(First International)
23 March 2013 Gibraltar  36 - 10 Cyprus Cyprus XV Gibraltar Friendly
22 February 2014 Gibraltar  25 - 12 Israel Israel A Gibraltar Friendly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Gibraltar Rugby Football Union". Super4s.ngo.gi. Retrieved June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Dejected After Spain Blocks Membership". rugby.ngo.gi. Retrieved July 2013.