Portugal national rugby sevens team

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Portugal
UnionFederação Portuguesa de Rugby
Nickname(s)The Lobos (The Wolves)
Coach(es)Frederico Sousa
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Portugal 6 - 24 Namibia 
(Catania, Italy; 1992-05-27)
Largest win
 Hungary 0 - 82 Portugal 
(Sopot, Poland; 2009-05-16)
Largest defeat
 Fiji 59 - 0 Portugal 
(Hong Kong, China; 1997-03-21)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances5 (First in 1997)
Best result10th place, 2005

The Portugal national rugby sevens team played for the first time in 1992, at the Catania Sevens, World Cup 1993 European Qualifier.[citation needed] The team plays in competitions such as the World Sevens Series, the European Rugby Cup Sevens and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Portugal has a record of eight European titles—in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011—although Portugal has not made the semifinals since 2012..[citation needed] Pedro Leal and Gonçalo Foro are two notable sevens players.

World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

Portugal were a core team at the World Rugby Sevens Series beginning with the 2012–13 season, but finished last among core teams in the 2015-16 World Series and were relegated.

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Portugal has not qualified for the Summer Olympics.

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Did Not Qualify
Hong Kong 1997 Bowl Quarter-finalist 21st 5 0 5 0
Argentina 2001 Bowl Finalist 18th 8 3 4 1
Hong Kong 2005 Plate Finalist 10th 8 4 4 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Plate Semifinalist 11th 5 2 3 0
Russia 2013 Plate Quarter-finalist 13th 4 1 3 0
United States 2018 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 5/7 30 10 19 1

World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

World Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita[1]  Fiji  Australia  New Zealand
2005 Duisburg  Fiji  South Africa  Argentina
2009 Kaohsiung[2]  Fiji  Portugal  South Africa

Sevens Grand Prix Series[edit]

Portugal playing Romania, 2008
Grand Prix record
Year Round Position
Germany 2002 Champions 1st
Germany 2003 Champions 1st
Spain 2004 Champions 1st
Russia 2005 Champions 1st
Russia 2006 Champions 1st
Germany 2007 Sixth Place 6th
Germany 2008 Champions 1st
Germany 2009 Fifth Place 5th
Russia 2010 Champions 1st
European Union 2011 Champions 1st
European Union 2012 Runners-up 2nd
France Romania 2013 Fifth Place 5th
European Union 2014 Ninth Place 9th
European Union 2015 Sixth Place 6th
Total 8 Titles 14/14

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2016 Sydney Sevens:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "World Games Day 2: Fiji cruise to Gold Medal | Ultimate Rugby Sevens - The Online Home for Everything Rugby 7s". Ur7s.com. 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  3. ^ 2014 London Sevens Archived May 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Portugal national rugby union team
Portuguese Team of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Portugal national under-23 triathlon team