Austria national rugby union team
|Union||Austrian Rugby Federation|
|Captain(s)||Omar El Agrebi|
Hungary 23 - 9 Austria |
(3 May 1992)
Austria 77 - 0 Luxembourg |
(12 May 2001)
Austria 0 - 78 Ukraine |
(14 May 1994)
Austria is a third tier rugby union playing nation. They began playing international rugby in the early 1990s. Thus far, Austria has not made an appearance at any of the World Cups.
Austria played their first official international on May 3, 1992 against Hungary, losing 23 points to nine. Austria had another fixture against Hungary that year, it was the first home game, which they lost 5:3, as well as two games against Slovenia. Austria's first win came against Slovenia 21.11.1992, winning 9:5. Austria played nations such as Croatia and Ukraine as well as regulars Slovenia.
From 1996 on Austria began winning more games, and only lost a few sporadic matches in the late 1990s, as they were now beating the European sides that had beaten them in the early 1990s. During the 2000s Austria were now playing a larger variety of nations. After not winning one game in 2002, Austria went on to win every fixture in 2004, creating an undefeated streak which was broken by Denmark in 2005.
Squad to 2014 European Nations Cup - Division 2C.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||5||5||0||0||100%|
- http://www.rugby-austria.at/content/deutsch/nationalteam.spielplan.php (in German)
- http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=13800/index.html Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-20. (in German)
- Österreichischer Rugby Verband - Official Site (in German)
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