Bulgaria national rugby union team

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UnionBulgarian Rugby Federation
Coach(es)Romain Balmisse (FRA)
Captain(s)Petar Nikolov
Team kit
First international
 Bulgaria 3 - 70 Romania 
Largest win
 Bulgaria 50 - 3 Finland 
Largest defeat
 Bulgaria 0 - 100 Romania 

The Bulgaria national rugby union team represents Bulgaria at rugby union. They are governed by the Bulgarian Rugby Federation, and have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.


Bulgaria played their first rugby international in 1963, where they met Romania. They were defeated by the Romanians, 70-3. There was no qualifying tournament held for the first Rugby World Cup, and Bulgaria did not attempt to qualify for the tournament until the Welsh hosted the 1999 Rugby World Cup. They competed in Pool 2 of Round A, but did not advance to the next stage.

Bulgaria again tried to qualify for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, and competed in Pool B of Round 1. Although Bulgaria won one pool match, they did not advance to Round 2. For the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Bulgaria were able to advance past Round 1, and entered Pool D of Round 2. However, they were then knocked out of the qualifying tournament.

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round P W D L F A
AustraliaNew Zealand 1987 Not invited
United KingdomRepublic of IrelandFrance 1991 Did not enter
South Africa 1995
Wales 1999 Did not qualify
Australia 2003
France 2007
New Zealand 2011
England 2015
Japan 2019
Total 0/9 - - - - - -

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2016 European Nations Cup - Division 2D.[1]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-04-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)