Portugal national rugby union team

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Portugal
Logo Portugal Rugby.svg
Union Portuguese Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Os Lobos (The Wolves)
Emblem(s) the Portuguese shield
Coach(es) Frederico Sousa
Captain(s) João Correia
Most caps Vasco Uva (93)[1]
Top scorer Gonçalo Malheiro (279)[2]
Most tries António Aguilar (24)[3]
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Portugal 5–6 Spain 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 April 1935)
Largest win
 Germany 0–69 Portugal 
(Heusenstamm, Germany; 27 February 2010)
Largest defeat
 New Zealand 108–13 Portugal 
(Lyon, France; 15 September 2007)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2007)
Best result No games won, one bonus point

The Portugal national rugby union team is the rugby union side representing Portugal at international level. They are rated as a performance team in the new IRB four-band classification system, the second highest. Portugal had their first match in 1935 and now compete in the European Nations Cup and occasionally in the IRB Nations Cup. The team as well as all rugby union in Portugal is administered by the Federação Portuguesa de Rugby. Portugal qualified for their first Rugby World Cup in 2007 where they were grouped in Pool C along with New Zealand, Italy, Romania and Scotland. They are nicknamed Os Lobos, Portuguese for "The Wolves".

Portugal have experienced unprecedented success in recent years. They have qualified to the World Cup held in France and although they lost all their matches they managed to score one try in all their games and led the score against Romania until the late minutes. Portugal were the surprise winners of the 2003–04 European Nations Cup and have continued to record impressive results, though they could only finish third in the following event. The IRB Sevens World Series circuit has allowed the Portuguese players to demonstrate their competence to the wider rugby world and consequently improve their game. In 2006–07 Portugal competed at every IRB sevens event for the first time.

History[edit]

Early[edit]

Portugal played their first ever rugby international in April 1935 against Spain. Portugal lost the game by a single point, 6–5. They played Spain again the following year with Spain winning 16–9. Portugal had more regular competition from the mid-1960s, and won their first game in 1966, defeating Spain 9 to 3. Portugal played Italy for the first time in 1967, losing 6–3. They also had their first match against Romania soon after and lost by 40 points. They defeated Belgium in 1968, and also played Morocco for the first time.

The first game of the 1970s turned out to be a draw against the Netherlands. Portugal managed to draw with Italy (nil all) in 1972 and following that, defeated them 9–6 in 1973. After a number of mixed results throughout the early 1970s, Portugal won five matches in a row from 1979 through to 1981. They played Morocco, who won the encounter. After a 1983 draw against Spain, Portugal managed a seven-game winning streak from 1984 to 1985, including wins over Belgium, Denmark, Morocco, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Zimbabwe. The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987, though it was by invitation, thus there was no qualifying tournament.

1990s[edit]

From 1989 to 1990, the 1991 World Cup qualifiers were held for the European nations. Portugal started in Round 2b in October 1989. They defeated Czechoslovakia 15 to 13 in Ricant to advance to Round 2c. However here they were defeated by the Netherlands 32 to 3 and eliminated from qualifying. Portugal again participated in the 1995 World Cup qualifying competition for European teams, starting in Round 1. They were pooled in the West Group, and defeated Belgium and Switzerland, but lost to Spain, advancing into Round 2. Here Wales defeated them, and they lost to Spain.

Portugal began play in Pool 3 of Round B in the European qualifying competition for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Portugal won all their group matches except for the one against Spain, but still finished second in the group, which took them into Pool 3 of Round C. All games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Portugal lost 85–11 to Scotland, and 21–17 to Spain. Both nations went through to the World Cup and Portugal went into repechage. Here Portugal lost a home and away series to Uruguay.

2000s[edit]

In 2002 Portugal began playing for a place in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Pool A of Round 3 of the European qualifying tournament. They were grouped with Spain and Poland. Each nation only won one game, though on for and against Portugal finished second to Spain. Portugal were knocked out of competition. In 2003–04 Portugal won the European Nations Cup, losing only one match to win their first championship. In 2004 Professor Tomaz Morais, coach of the Portuguese national team at both sevens and fifteen aside, was nominated for the IRB's coach of the year award. This was a remarkable achievement for a coach from a third tier rugby nation. Morais has been credited with much of Portugal's progress in recent years.

In 2006 it was announced that Portugal would receive a grant from the IRB to help develop their rugby to Tier 2 standard. Few details have been released thus far regarding how the money will be spent but it is hoped it will ensure that Portuguese rugby will be able to move onto the next level. In 2006 the inaugural IRB Nations Cup was hosted in Lisbon. The tournament featured Portugal, Russia, Argentina A and Italy A. It is anticipated that this will become an annual event and another medium through which the Portuguese team can develop their skills.

2007 World Cup qualifying[edit]

Portugal (in red) playing Italy

Portugal began their qualification campaign for the 2007 Rugby World Cup (hosted by France) in 2004, as part of the European Nations Cup Division 1 2004–06 tournament. They won their first match, defeating Ukraine 6–36 away. They then went onto defeat Georgia 18 to 14 in Lisbon in their second match, and then won their third match against the Czech Republic, and went onto defeated Russia as well, but then lost to Romania. Portugal then drew with Russia 19-all, and then lost to Georgia. After a loss to Romania and a win against the Czech Republic, Portugal finished third overall in the standings, and qualified for Round 5.

Round 5 was played in October 2006 as a three match series between Italy, Russia and Portugal. Both Portugal and Russia lost heavily in their matches against Italy, who easily qualified for the finals. Second place came down to the final match of the round in Lisbon. Portugal won the match 26 to 23 to make it to Round 6. Round 6 was a home and away series against the Round 5 Pool B winners, Georgia. Portugal lost the first match, but drew 11-all in the second meeting. Georgia went through to the finals, and Portugal entered the repechage round where they defeated Morocco 26–20 on aggregate. The team then faced Uruguay for the last position in the finals.

The first leg of the two-match Repechage series was played in Lisbon. Portugal won 12 points to 5, taking a seven-point lead into the final game in Montevideo. Portugal lost 18 points to 12, however, on aggregate, they won by just a single point, 24 to 23, sending them to their first ever World Cup. They went to Pool C, alongside favourites the All Blacks, Italy, Romania and Scotland. Having qualified for their first World Cup, several players were subsequently arrested in the ensuing celebrations as a result of an altercation with local police. No charges were laid and the players involved were allowed to leave Uruguay.

2007 Rugby World Cup[edit]

In the 2007 Rugby world cup, Portugal were anticipated to be crushed by their fellow nations, particularly in their match with New Zealand. Nevertheless, Portugal played competitively, highlights include preventing Italy getting a bonus point as compared to losing by 83–0 before the tournament, scoring a try against the All Blacks and coming within a try of beating Romania before losing 14–10. They also managed to score in all the four games, unlike Scotland and Romania. Portugal team were celebrated for their commitment and passion, and for being the only amateur team to make it to the World Cup.

Aftermath of the World Cup: 2007–11[edit]

After the World Cup, Portugal faced some problems, including the end of the international career or of the career of several key players, like Joaquim Ferreira and Rui Cordeiro, and achieved only one win over Czech Republic in the final round of the European Nations Cup tournament, finishing in 5th place, their worst result since 2002.

On 1 November 2008 they lost at home against Canada 21–13, in a recent friendly game.[4] Tomás Morais to face the upcoming edition of the Six Nations B, that also qualifies for the 2011 Rugby World Cup finals, had New Zealander Murray Henderson assigned as assistant coach.

Portugal missed the second presence at the Rugby World Cup finals, after two surprising losses at home with Georgia (10–16) and Romania (9–20), which the "Lobos" had previously defeated 22–21 abroad. Portugal thus missed the 3rd place that would have granted access to the Rugby World Cup repechage.

Tomaz Morais was replaced by New Zealand coach Errol Brain, in October 2010, with a three years contract. He had mixed results, starting with strong performances but ended up with disappointing games. He was replaced by Frederico Sousa in October 2013.

Record[edit]

European Nations Cup[edit]

ENC champions
Season G W D L PF PA +/− Pts Pos
2000 5 2 0 3 74 100 –26 9 5th
2001 5 1 0 4 77 165 –88 7 5th
2001–02 10 3 0 7 170 295 –125 16 5th
2003–04 10 9 0 1 245 180 +65 28 1st
2004–06 10 6 1 3 193 173 +20 23 3rd
2006–08 10 3 0 7 174 196 –22 16 5th
2008–09 5 3 1 1 124 84 +40 12 3rd
2010 5 2 0 3 131 65 +66 9 4th
2011 5 3 0 2 113 98 +15 14 3rd
2012 5 1 0 4 102 132 –30 7 5th
2013 5 1 1 3 75 96 –21 7 4th
2014 5 1 0 4 70 126 –56 5 5th

IRB Nations Cup[edit]

Year G W D L PF PA +/− Pts Pos
Portugal 2006 3 0 1 2 62 87 –25 3 4th
Romania 2007 Did not enter
Romania 2008
Romania 2009
Romania 2010
Romania 2011 3 1 0 2 60 89 –29 5 6th
Romania 2012 3 0 0 3 37 104 –67 1 6th
Romania 2013 Did not enter
Romania 2014

World Cup Record[edit]

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Year Round P W D L F A P W D L F A
AustraliaNew Zealand 1987 Not invited
United KingdomRepublic of IrelandFrance 1991 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 18 45
South Africa 1995 5 2 0 3 85 177
Wales 1999 6 3 0 3 153 139
Australia 2003 2 1 0 1 60 60
France 2007 Pool Stage 4 0 0 4 38 209 18 10 2 6 283 362
New Zealand 2011 Did not qualify 10 5 1 4 255 149
England 2015 10 2 1 7 145 222
Japan 2019 To be determined To be determined
Total 1/7 4 0 0 4 38 209 53 24 4 25 999 1154

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Portugal squad for the European Nations Cup 2014

Backs
Player
Position Club Club competition
Francisco Pinto Magalhães Scrum-half Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Pedro Leal Scrum-Half Portugal Direito Campeonato
Emmanuel Rebelo Scrum-Half France Dijon Fédérale 1
Diogo Miranda Fly-Half Portugal Belenenses Campeonato
João Diogo Silva Fly-Half Portugal Académica Campeonato
Pedro Bettencourt Ávila Centre Portugal CDUP Campeonato
Carl Murray Centre Portugal CDUL Campeonato
José Lima Centre France Narbonne Pro D2
Luís Salema Centre Portugal Direito Campeonato
Francisco Appleton Centre Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Frederico Oliveira Wing Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Gonçalo Foro Wing Portugal CDUL Campeonato
António Aguilar Wing Portugal Direito Campeonato
Tomás Noronha Wing Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Nuno Penha e Costa Fullback Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Forwards
Player
Position Club Club competition
João Correia (c) Hooker Portugal Direito Campeonato
Francisco Tavares Hooker Portugal Direito Campeonato
Mike Tadjer Hooker France Massy Fédérale 1
Jorge Segurado Prop Portugal Direito Campeonato
Bruno Rocha Prop Portugal Técnico Campeonato
Bruno Medeiros Prop Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Rúben Spachuck Prop France Bourgoin Pro D2
João Almeida Prop Portugal CDUL Campeonato
Francisco Fernandes Prop France Béziers Pro D2
Tony Martins Prop France Limoges Fédérale 1
Anthony Alves Prop France Chalon Fédérale 3
Gonçalo Uva Lock France Narbonne Pro D2
Eric dos Santos Lock France Biarritz Top 14
Rui D'Orey Lock Portugal Direito Campeonato
Julien Bardy Flanker France Clermont Top 14
Aurélien Beco Flanker France Colomiers Pro D2
Fernando Almeida Flanker Portugal Agronomia Campeonato
Kevin da Costa Flanker France Biarritz Top 14
Vasco Uva Number 8 Portugal Direito Campeonato
Jacques Le Roux Number 8 England Coventry National League 1

Individual all-time records[edit]

Vasco Uva is the most capped player for Portugal (93) and also has the record for most matches in the starting XV (87).[1][5] The highest scorer for Portugal is Gonçalo Malheiro, with 279 points.[2] Malheiro is also the player with the most drop goals (17).[6] Pedro Leal holds the record for most conversions (42) and penalty goals (50).[7][8] António Aguilar with 24 tries is the player with the most tries scored.[3] Duarte Pinto has the record for most matches as a substitute, with 23 substitutions.[9] Bernardo Duarte holds the record for most matches as a substitute, without ever playing in the starting XV (13).[9]

Individual all-time records[edit]

Most caps[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
1. Vasco Uva Number 8 2003- 93 87 6 65 13 0 0 0 36 52 5 41.39
2. Joaquim Ferreira Prop 1993-2007 87 82 5 15 3 0 0 0 42 41 4 50.57
3. António Aguilar Fullback 1999-2014 84 75 9 120 24 0 0 0 30 52 2 36.90
4. Gonçalo Uva Lock 2004- 81 76 5 40 8 0 0 0 28 48 5 37.65
5. João Correia Hooker 2003-2014 80 73 7 20 4 0 0 0 30 46 4 40.00
6. Diogo Mateus Centre 2000-2010 75 72 3 78 15 0 1 0 33 38 4 46.66
7. Luís Pissarra Scrum-half 1996-2007 74 59 15 0 0 0 0 0 37 35 2 51.35
8. Pedro Leal Fullback 2004- 72 60 12 259 5 42 50 0 24 43 5 36.80
9. Marcello d'Orey Lock 1996-2012 63 57 6 25 5 0 0 0 33 26 4 55.55
Miguel Portela Centre 1996-2010 63 58 5 33 6 0 1 0 27 32 4 46.03

Last updated: Portugal vs Spain, 15 March 2014. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most tries[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. António Aguilar Fullback 1999-2014 84 75 9 120 24 0 0 0
2. Gonçalo Foro Wing 2007- 51 42 9 90 18 0 0 0
3. Diogo Mateus Centre 2000-2010 75 72 3 78 15 0 1 0
4. Vasco Uva Number 8 2003- 93 87 6 65 13 0 0 0
5. Nuno Garvão de Carvalho Wing 2001-2005 18 15 3 45 9 0 0 0
6. Rohan Hoffmann Fullback 1996-2002 27 27 0 77 8 5 8 1
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 1998-2007 40 32 8 279 8 25 46 17
Gonçalo Uva Lock 2004- 81 76 5 40 8 0 0 0
9. Antonio Cunha Number 8 1990-2005 52 42 10 30 6 0 0 0
Miguel Portela Centre 1996-2010 63 58 5 33 6 0 1 0

Last updated: Portugal vs Spain, 15 March 2014. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Leading point scorers[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 1998-2007 40 32 8 279 8 25 46 17
2. Pedro Leal Fullback 2004- 72 60 12 259 5 42 50 0
3. Pedro Cabral Fly-half 2006-2011 37 23 14 184 2 24 37 5
4. António Aguilar Fullback 1999-2014 84 75 9 120 24 0 0 0
5. Joe Gardener Fly-half 2010-2012 15 14 1 114 3 15 23 0
6. Duarte Pinto Fly-half 2003-2010 49 26 23 112 2 18 22 0
7. Gonçalo Foro Wing 2007- 51 42 9 90 18 0 0 0
8. Nuno Mourão Centre 1993-2000 36 35 1 80 2 14 14 0
João Queimado Fly-half 1984-1994 48 48 0 80 1 9 17 2
10. Rohan Hoffmann Fullback 1996-2002 27 27 0 77 8 5 8 1

Last updated: Portugal vs Spain, 15 March 2014. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Thierry Teixeira Fly-half 30 0 0 9 1  Georgia Portugal Lisbon 08/02/2000
2. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 25 0 2 5 2  Spain Portugal Coimbra 23/03/2003
3. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 24 2 1 4 0  Czech Republic Portugal Lisbon 08/03/2003
4. Pedro Leal Fly-half 23 0 1 7 0  Chile Chile Santiago 17/11/2012
5. Pedro Cabral Fullback 22 1 4 0 3  Czech Republic Portugal Lisbon 16/02/2008
6. Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 21 3 3 0 0 Barbarians Portugal Lisbon 10/06/2004
7. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 20 0 1 1 5  Russia Russia Krasnodar 29/03/2003
8. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 19 0 2 0 5  Georgia Portugal Lisbon 16/02/2003
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 19 1 1 3 1  Italy A Portugal Lisbon 18/06/2006
10. 2 players on 17 points

Last updated: Portugal vs Romania, 2 February 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most tries in a match[edit]

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Nuno Garvão de Carvalho Wing 15 3 0 0 0  Spain Spain Ibiza 21/03/2004
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 21 3 3 0 0 Barbarians Portugal Lisbon 10/06/2004
Gonçalo Foro Wing 15 3 0 0 0  Germany Germany Heusenstamm 27/02/2010
4. 20 players on 2 tries

Last updated: Portugal vs Romania, 2 February 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most matches as captain[edit]

# Player Pos Span Mat Won Lost Draw % Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. João Correia Hooker 2008- 30 9 19 2 33.33 10 2 0 0 0
2. Vasco Uva Flanker 2006-2012 16 4 10 2 31.25 20 4 0 0 0
3. Luís Pissarra Scrum-half 2003-2005 9 8 1 0 88.88 0 0 0 0 0
4. Rohan Hoffmann Fly-half 2002 7 3 4 0 42.85 49 3 5 8 0
5. Gonçalo Uva Lock 2007-2012 6 2 4 0 33.33 5 1 0 0 0

Last updated: Portugal vs Romania, 2 February 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Youngest players[edit]

# Player Pos Age Opposition Venue Date
1. José Lima Wing 18 years and 203 days  United States Portugal Lisbon 13/11/2010
2. Pedro Rogerio Arsenio Fullback 18 years and 280 days  Belgium Belgium Waterloo 02/05/1990
3. Fernando Almeida (Flanker) 18 years and 284 days  Ukraine Portugal Lisbon 19/03/2011
4. Paulo Murinello Wing 18 years and 334 days  Romania Portugal Lisbon 03/04/1993
5. Miguel Moura Hooker 18 years and 337 days  Georgia Portugal Lisbon 19/04/1997
6. Francisco Appleton Centre 18 years and 361 days  Spain Portugal Coimbra 10/03/2012
7. Eric dos Santos (Lock) 19 years and 33 days Argentina Argentina Jaguars Romania Bucharest 08/06/2012
8. Pedro Netto Fernandes Scrum-half 19 years and 112 days  Romania Portugal Lisbon 03/04/1993
9. Sebastião Cunha (Flanker) 19 years and 161 days  Romania Romania Constanta 21/02/2004
10. Gonçalo Uva (Lock) 19 years and 251 days Barbarians Portugal Lisbon 10/06/2004

Last updated: Portugal vs Romania, 2 February 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Oldest players[edit]

# Player Pos Age Opposition Venue Date
1. António Aguilar (Fullback) 37 years and 72 days  Chile Chile Santiago 17/11/2012
2. Antonio Cunha (Flanker) 36 years and 154 days  Czech Republic Portugal Lisbon 26/02/2005
3. David dos Reis Lock 36 years and 60 days  Spain Spain Santiago de Compostela 16/03/2013
4. Miguel Portela (Centre) 36 years and 9 days  Spain Spain Madrid 13/03/2010
5. Marcello d'Orey Flanker 36 years and 3 days  Spain Portugal Coimbra 10/03/2012
7. Paulo Silva (Flanker) 34 years and 229 days  Spain Portugal Coimbra 23/03/2003
8. João Correia Hooker 34 years and 209 days  Spain Spain Santiago de Compostela 16/03/2013
8. Joaquim Ferreira Hooker 34 years and 151 days  Romania France Toulouse 25/09/2007
9. Diogo Mateus (Wing) 34 years and 12 days  Georgia Portugal Lisbon 13/02/2010
10. Pedro Vieira Lock 33 years and 361 days  Spain Portugal Lisbon 03/02/2007

Last updated: Portugal vs Romania, 2 February 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Overall[edit]

Top 25 Rankings as 25 August 2014[10]
Rank Change* Team Points
1 Steady  New Zealand 93.56
2 Steady  South Africa 89.34
3 Steady  Australia 87.19
4 Steady  England 85.68
5 Steady  Ireland 83.44
6 Steady  Wales 80.70
7 Steady  France 80.01
8 Steady  Scotland 77.78
9 Steady  Samoa 76.59
10 Steady  Japan 75.39
11 Steady  Fiji 74.56
12 Steady  Argentina 73.98
13 Steady  Tonga 72.58
14 Steady  Italy 70.92
15 Steady  Georgia 70.46
16 Steady  Romania 68.42
17 Steady  Canada 68.01
18 Steady  United States 67.30
19 Steady  Uruguay 63.72
20 Steady  Russia 62.15
21 Steady  Spain 60.65
22 Steady  Namibia 58.78
23 Increase1  Portugal 57.73
24 Decrease1  Hong Kong 57.63
25 Steady  South Korea 57.22
*Change from the previous week
Portugal's Historical Rankings
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Source: IRB - Graph updated to 20 May 2013[10]

Portugal's test match record against all teams, updated to 8 June 2014, is as follows:[11][12][13]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
 Andorra 3 3 0 0 100%
Argentina Argentina Jaguars 4 1 3 0 25%
 Barbarians 1 0 1 0 0%
 Belgium 12 8 2 2 66.67%
 Brazil 1 1 0 0 100%
 Canada 4 0 4 0 0%
 Chile 3 3 0 0 100%
 Czech Republic 8 8 0 0 100%
 Czechoslovakia 2 2 0 0 100%
 Denmark 2 2 0 0 100%
England England Saxons 1 0 1 0 0%
 Fiji 2 0 2 0 0%
 France A 3 0 3 0 0%
 Georgia 18 4 12 2 22.22%
 Germany 5 4 1 0 80%
 Italy 12 1 10 1 8.33%
 Italy A 2 0 1 1 0%
 Japan XV 1 0 1 0 0%
 Morocco 14 7 5 2 50%
 Namibia 6 1 5 0 16.67%
 Netherlands 12 8 3 1 66.67%
 New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0%
 Poland 7 4 3 0 57.14%
 Romania 21 3 18 0 14.29%
 Russia 16 5 10 1 31.25%
 Scotland 1 0 1 0 0%
 Scotland A 1 0 1 0 0%
 Spain 34 10 22 2 29.41%
South Africa Amateurs 1 0 1 0 0%
 Soviet Union 2 0 2 0 0%
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 100%
 Switzerland 4 4 0 0 100%
 Tonga 1 0 1 0 0%
 Tunisia 9 3 6 0 33.33%
 Ukraine 4 3 1 0 75%
 United States 2 0 2 0 0%
 Uruguay 10 3 7 0 30%
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 66.67%
 Wales 1 0 1 0 0%
 West Germany 3 1 2 0 33.33%
 Zimbabwe 3 1 2 0 33.33%
Total[n 1] 242 94 135 13 38.84%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only includes test matches in which the Portuguese Rugby Federation awarded caps to the players involved, according to their official website.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Most matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Most points". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Most tries". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  4. ^ http://article.wn.com/view/2008/11/03/Pritchard_seals_win/
  5. ^ "Most starting matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Most drop goals". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  7. ^ "Most conversions". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  8. ^ "Most penalty goals". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  9. ^ a b "Most substitutions". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  10. ^ a b "World Rankings". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  11. ^ International Rugby Union Statistics - Statistics for Portugal - Teams Played
  12. ^ a b Federação Portuguesa de Rugby - Games played
  13. ^ "Statsguru / Team analysis / Portugal / Test matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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