Iran national rugby union team

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Iran
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Union Islamic Republic Of Iran Rugby
Nickname(s) Team Melli
Emblem(s) Faravahar
Ground(s) Azadi Training Pitch 4
Coach(es) Pedram Baniamerian
Captain(s) Amin Hosseinzadeh
Team kit
First international
 Iran 22–11 Pakistan 
(18 August 2007)
Largest win
 Iran 52–3 China 
(2 June 2012)
Largest defeat
 Malaysia 48–10 Iran 
(4 June 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 0 (First in -)
Best result -

The Iran national rugby union team (Persian: تیم ملی راگبی یونیون ایران‎) is a sporting side that represents Iran in rugby union and is controlled by the Rugby and Cricket Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran is a member of Asian Rugby Football Union since November 2005 and the International Rugby Board.[1]

The team currently competes in Division 2 of the Asian Five Nations.

History[edit]

On August 18, 2007 Iran played its first international friendly as part of the Pakistan Tour and won 22 - 11 in Lahore, Pakistan.[2]

Results summary[edit]

Their Test match record against all nations (listed alphabetically), updated to June 7, 2013, is as follows:

Against Played Won Drawn Lost  %Won
 China 1 1 0 0 100%
 Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1 0%
 Guam 1 1 0 0 100%
 India 3 3 0 0 100%
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 100%
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 0 0 100%
 Malaysia 1 0 0 1 0%
 Pakistan 3 3 0 0 100%
 Philippines 1 0 0 1 0%
 Thailand 1 0 0 1 0%
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 15 11 0 4 73%

Honours[edit]

  • 2007 IRB Singer Rugby Asiad Shield Championship
  • 2008 Asian Five Nations Central Asia Regional tournament Champions[3]
  • 2010 Asian Five Nations Division III tournament Champions[4]
  • 2013 west Asia Championship in Dubai

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2012 Asian Five Nations - Division 3

West Asia[edit]