Tunisia national rugby union team

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Tunisia
Rugbytunisia.png
Union Tunisian Rugby Federation
Coach(es) South Africa Danie de Villiers
Captain(s) Hedi Souid
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Netherlands  12 - 0  Tunisia
(1 July 1979)
Largest win
Tunisia  52 - 5  Kenya
(20 September 1997)
Largest defeat
Spain  62 - 0  Tunisia
(22 September 1979)

The Tunisia national rugby union team is the national team of Tunisia, a third tier rugby union nation. They first started competing in 1979 and they competed in the African qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Tunisia also competes annually the Africa Cup.

History[edit]

Tunisia played their first match on July 1 of 1979 where they faced the Netherlands, losing 12 points to nil. Subsequent matches were played against Serbia & Montenegro, Spain and West Germany.

Tunisia continued to play these sides throughout the early 1980s. Their first win came in 1982, when they beat Portugal, defeating them, 16 points to 13. A period from 1982 through to 1983 saw the team undefeated for a number of games. Tunisia went on to find fair success during the middle of the decade, winning a host of games. Tunisia played some of the stronger rugby union nations towards the end of the decade, for example, Italy, Romania and the United States, though Tunisia lost these matches, they performed well in many.

Tunisia went on to find moderate success throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. They saw similar results through the latter stages of the 1990s, winning a fair amount of their games, they competed mainly against Zimbabwe and the Netherlands among others.

Tunisia participated in round 2 of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Africa qualification.

Tunisia participated for qualification for the 2011 Rugby World Cup again via Africa qualification coming second to Namibia losing 22-10. Therefore eligible for qualifying via the inter-continental route, Tunisia lost on the first hurdle to Romania 56-13

Squad[edit]

Tunisia
TUNISIA:
FB 15 Sabeur Charrada
RW 14 Haithem Cheili
OC 13 Amor Hamdi
IC 12 Amor Mezgar
LW 11 Abbes Kherfani
FH 10 Lofti Bensellem
SH 9 Sabri Gmir
N8 8 Moured Souid
OF 7 Mohamed Ben Hmida
BF 6 Kaled Zegden
RL 5 Abdelmajid Zemzem
LL 4 Amara Dridi
TP 3 Akram Aouamri
HK 2 Aziz Kassar
LP 1 Hedi Souid (c)
Replacements:
16 Noktar Guetari
17 Sari Limevi
18 Chahir Aouadi
19 Amine Gharsallah
20 Mohamed Ali Kochlef
21 Aimen Gloulou
22 Mohamed Garali

Overall Record[edit]

Team Mat Won Lost Draw  % For Aga Diff
 Andorra 4 3 1 0 75.00 80 48 +32
 Arabian Gulf 2 1 1 0 50.00 36 34 +2
Barbarians 1 0 1 0 0.00 10 33 -23
 Belgium 8 5 2 1 68.75 119 110 +9
 Cameroon 2 2 0 0 100.00 36 15 +21
 Czech Republic 5 3 2 0 60.00 95 62 +33
 Denmark 1 1 0 0 100.00 19 13 +6
 France 4 0 4 0 0.00 15 200 -185
France French Military 1 0 1 0 0.00 0 58 -58
 Germany 4 2 2 0 50.00 53 58 -5
 Hong Kong 2 1 1 0 50.00 41 34 +7
 Italy 3 0 3 0 0.00 19 60 -41
 Italy A 1 0 1 0 0.00 8 51 -43
 Ivory Coast 8 2 5 1 31.25 75 137 -62
 Kenya 7 3 4 0 42.85 194 141 +53
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 100.00 31 20 +11
 Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 100.00 32 5 +27
 Morocco 20 4 14 2 25.00 212 324 -112
 Namibia 7 3 4 0 42.85 125 130 -5
 Netherlands 5 1 4 0 20.00 53 86 -33
 Poland 5 2 3 0 40.00 75 76 -1
 Portugal 9 6 3 0 66.66 128 120 +8
 Romania 5 4 1 0 20.00 42 189 -147
 Russia 4 0 4 0 0.00 51 78 -27
 Senegal 2 2 0 0 100.00 23 17 +6
 Serbia 5 3 2 0 60.00 108 51 +57
South Africa South Africa Under-23s 1 0 1 0 0.00 15 47 -32
 Spain 5 1 4 0 20.00 51 141 -90
Spain Spain Under-23s 1 0 1 0 0.00 3 7 -4
 Sweden 1 1 0 0 100.00 25 6 +19
 Switzerland 2 2 0 0 100.00 44 6 +38
 Uganda 2 2 0 0 100.00 79 30 +49
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 100.00 18 7 +11
 United States 1 0 1 0 0.00 13 47 -34
 Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 0.00 36 97 -61
Total 134 54 76 4 41.79 1964 2538 -574

World Cup Record[edit]

  • 1987 - Not invited.
  • 1991-2011 - Did not qualify.

Honours[edit]

  • Africa Cup Runners-up (4): 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011.

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