Gibraltar national rugby union team

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 Gibraltar
Union Gibraltar Rugby Union
Team kit
First international
 Gibraltar 8 – 20 Belgium XV Belgium
(5 November 2011)
Largest win
 Gibraltar 55 – 7 Montenegro Montenegro
(5 November 2016)
Largest defeat
 Gibraltar 0 – 49 MalaysiaMalaysia
(6 April 2016)

The Gibraltar national rugby union team represent Gibraltar in men's rugby union.

The nation is not currently affiliated to World Rugby and have yet to qualify for a World Cup.

On the 5 November 2011 the Gibraltar Rugby Football Union (GRFU) fielded a national team in its first official Test Match. The fixture was against the Belgium Development Team and was held in Brussels. The final score was: Belgium Development 20 – Gibraltar 8.

Test Caps have officially been awarded to the Gibraltar team players, this came after playing and defeating a Cyprus XV and an Israel A team. Their first full international came against Malta in March 2015.

The GRFU went through the process of FIRA/AER (European Rugby Federation) membership.[1] The GRFU had planned other international fixtures for April 2012. This however was blocked by Spain.[2] This came as a surprise as UEFA, FIFA and the ICC recognize Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar national rugby sevens team plays regularly in tournaments, particularly in the Tangier Sevens.

International record[edit]

Date Home Score Away Venue Referee Competition
5 November 2011 Belgium XV Belgium 20 - 8  Gibraltar Brussels, Belgium unknown Friendly
(First International)
23 March 2013 Gibraltar  36 - 10 Cyprus Cyprus XV Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
22 February 2014 Gibraltar  25 - 12 Israel Israel A Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly
7 March 2015 Gibraltar  8 - 33  Malta Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar Ranbir Dhillon (GBR) Friendly
(First full International)
17 October 2015 Malta  14 - 29  Gibraltar Malta unknown Friendly
6 April 2016 Malaysia  49 - 0  Gibraltar Kajang, Malaysia unknown Friendly
8 April 2016 Singapore  13 - 13  Gibraltar Yio Chu Kang Stadium unknown Friendly
5 November 2016 Montenegro  7 - 55  Gibraltar Tivat Arsenal Stadium unknown Friendly
8 April 2017 Gibraltar  TBA  Finland Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar unknown Friendly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Gibraltar Rugby Football Union". Super4s.ngo.gi. Retrieved June 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Gibraltar Dejected After Spain Blocks Membership". rugby.ngo.gi. Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved July 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)