Tunisia national rugby union team
|Union||Tunisian Rugby Federation|
|Coach(es)||Danie de Villiers|
|Netherlands 12 - 0 Tunisia
(1 July 1979)
|Tunisia 52 - 5 Kenya
(20 September 1997)
|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, unsuccessfully in the African qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Tunisia also competes annually the Africa Cup.
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 teams such as Serbia & Montenegro, Spain and West Germany.
The side 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 the matches, they performed well against the likes of Italy.
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 sides such as Zimbabwe and the Netherlands.
Tunisia participated for qualification for the 2011 Rugby World Cup again via Africa qualification coming second to Namibia losing 22-10. Therefore tried qualifying via the inter-continental route but loss on the first hurdle to Romania 56-13
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