Bulgaria national rugby union team
|Union||Bulgarian Rugby Federation|
|Coach(es)||Romain Balmisse (FRA)|
| Bulgaria 3 - 70 Romania |
| Bulgaria 50 - 3 Finland |
| Bulgaria 0 - 100 Romania |
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
|World Cup record|
|1991||Did not enter|
|1999||Did not qualify|
Squad to 2016 European Nations Cup - Division 2D.
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- Bulgaria national rugby union team Fixtures and Results
- Bulgaria on "World Rugby"
- Bulgaria on RugbyData.com
- Murphy's Misfits Social Rugby in Bulgaria
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