Iran national rugby union team

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Iran
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Union I.R. Iran Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Team Melli
Emblem(s) Faravahar
Ground(s) Azadi Training Pitch 4
Coach(es) Alireza Fazlollah Arabi
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 I.R. Iran Rugby Federation. The I.R. Iran Rugby Federation is a member of World Rugby and the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU).[1]

The team currently competes in Division 3 (West) of the Asian Rugby Championship.

History[edit]

Main article: Rugby union in Iran

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 April 18, 2015, 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%
 Jordan 1 1 0 0 100%
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 0 0 100%
 Lebanon 1 0 0 1 0%
 Malaysia 2 0 0 2 0%
 Pakistan 3 3 0 0 100%
 Philippines 1 0 0 1 0%
 Thailand 2 1 0 1 50%
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100%
Total 19 13 0 6 68%

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

Coaches[edit]

  • Iran Sadegh Nabidoust (2007)
  • Iran Emil Vartazarian (2007)
  • New Zealand Rob Yule (2008–2009)
  • Iran Sadegh Nabidoust (2010)
  • New Zealand Wayne Marsters (2010–2011)
  • Iran Sadegh Nabidoust (2011)
  • Iran Mahyar Askari (2012)
  • Iran Pedram Baniamerian (2013)

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