Greece national rugby union team

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Greece
Union Hellenic Rugby Federation
Coach(es) Mike Bishop
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Austria Austria 52 – 3 Greece Greece
(2005-10-22)
Largest win
Greece Greece 47 – 7 Bulgaria Bulgaria
(2011-11-05)
Largest defeat
Austria Austria 52 – 3 Greece Greece
(2005-10-22)
World Cup
Appearances 0 (First in )

The Greece National Rugby Union team represents one of the world's newest rugby union playing nations. The national team is governed by the HRF (Hellenic Rugby Federation), or EOP (Elliniki Omospondia Rugby), presided by Evangelos Stamos. Greece has been participating in international competitions since October 2005 playing its first international game against Austria in Vienna. Since then, they have played several international games in FIRA competition 3D, and in Greece. Greece played Slovakia in the Final on 12 May 2007 in Thessaloniki, were they won 20–17 and in doing so gained promotion to division 3C. The current coach of the Greek national team is Mike Bishop taking over from Niall Doherty who is currently involved with Turkey.

History[edit]

It is unknown when rugby was first played in Greece. During the mid 19th century, English and French sailors are recorded as playing some of the earliest games in northern Greece.

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 European Nations Cup - Division 2D.[1]

Results[edit]

Date Opposition Competition Home/Away F A
22 October 2005 Austria Austria Friendly Away 3 52
14 May 2006 Finland Finland Friendly Home 12 17
27 May 2006 Finland Finland Friendly Away 0 23
7 October 2006 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan FIRA-AER, Div 3D, Pool A Away 20 5
4 November 2006 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan FIRA-AER, Div 3D, Pool A Home 45 10
24 March 2007 Cyprus Cyprus Friendly Away 3 39
12 May 2007 Slovakia Slovakia FIRA-AER, Div 3D Final Home 20 17
23 February 2008 Monaco Monaco Friendly Away 21 9
11 October 2008 Finland Finland FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Away 12 10
22 November 2008 Israel Israel FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Home 10 25
11 April 2009 Bulgaria Bulgaria FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Home 41 18
25 April 2009 Luxembourg Luxembourg FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Away 17 14
27 February 2010 Finland Finland FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Home 31 10
13 March 2010 Luxembourg Luxembourg FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Home 17 9
17 April 2010 Israel Israel FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Away 0 39
24 April 2010 Bulgaria Bulgaria FIRA-AER, Div 3C Pool Away 15 18
6 November 2010 Bulgaria Bulgaria ENC 2D Away 22 25
20 November 2010 Cyprus Cyprus ENC 2D Home 13 33
2 April 2011 Luxembourg Luxembourg ENC 2D Home 30 18
10 June 2011 Finland Finland ENC 2D Away 7 11
5 November 2011 Bulgaria Bulgaria ENC 2D Home 47 7
12 November 2011 Finland Finland ENC 2D Home 16 6

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