Portugal national rugby union team (sevens)

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This article is about the 7-a-side rugby union team. For the 15-a-side rugby union team, see Portugal national rugby union team.
Portugal
Union Federação Portuguesa de Rugby
Nickname(s) The Lobos (The Wolves)
Coach(es) Portugal Frederico Sousa
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Portugal 6 - 24 Namibia 
(Catania, Italy; 1992-05-27)
Largest win
 Hungary 0 - 82 Portugal 
(Sopot, Poland; 2009-05-16)
Largest defeat
 Fiji 59 - 0 Portugal 
(Hong Kong, China; 1997-03-21)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 5 (First in 1997)
Best result 10th place, 2005
Portugal playing Romania, 2008

The Portugal national rugby union team (sevens) represent Portugal in international rugby sevens. The team has played for the first time in 1992, at the Catania Sevens, World Cup 1993 European Qualifier. The team play in competitions such as the World Sevens Series, the European Rugby Cup Sevens and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Portugal has an outstanding record of eight European titles out of ten editions disputed, in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Pedro Leal and Gonçalo Foro are two notable sevens players.

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 London Sevens:[1]

  • Adérito Esteves
  • Antonio Marques
  • Joao Ventosa
  • Pedro Leal
  • Duarte Marques
  • Gere Maree
  • Bernardo Cardoso
  • Manuel Raposo
  • Tomas Noronha
  • Francisco Almeida
  • Hugo Valente
  • Manuel Costa

Rugby union at the World Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita[2]  Fiji  Australia  New Zealand
2005 Duisburg  Fiji  South Africa  Argentina
2009 Kaohsiung[3]  Fiji  Portugal  South Africa

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