Raphael Pyrasch

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Raphael Pyrasch
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Raphael Pyrasch in 2014
Full name Raphael Pyrasch
Date of birth (1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 30)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (11 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
- 2010
2010 - present
Germany DSV 78
Germany HRK
?
33
?
(80)
Correct as of 11 May 2012
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007 -  Germany 13 (5)
Correct as of 28 April 2013
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
   Germany

Raphael Pyrasch (born 6 August 1986)[1] is a German international rugby union player, playing for the Heidelberger RK in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team.

Pyrasch played in the 2011 German championship final for Heidelberger RK, which the club won.

He made his debut for Germany against Switzerland in a friendly on 29 September 2007.

His club, DSV 78/08 Ricklingen, won the 2nd Bundesliga title in 2008-09 and earned promotion to the Rugby-Bundesliga, now playing as DSV 78 Hannover.

Pyrasch has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2009 Hannover Sevens [2] and the 2009 London Sevens.[3]

Pyrasch was one of four German rugby players, together with Mustafa Güngör, Fabian Heimpel and Bastian Himmer, who were promised by the DRV that they could join the Sportkompanie of the Bundeswehr, a special sports unit within the German Army. This was however not the case, with no places available in the unit for male rugby players until 2012. This let to great resentment by the players towards the DRV and its then-chairman Claus-Peter Bach because all four had turned down other options in favour of the promised place in the Sportkompanie.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Stats[edit]

Raphael Pyrasch's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[5]

Club[edit]

Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2008-09 DSV 78/08 Ricklingen 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga 15 6 0 0 0 1st — Promoted
2009-10 DSV 78 Hannover Rugby-Bundesliga 7 1 0 0 0 9th
2010-11 Heidelberger RK 17 5 25 0 0 1st — Champions
2011-12 9 0 0 0 0 1st — Champions
  • As of 11 May 2012

National team[edit]

European Nations Cup[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2008-2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 5 0 6th — Relegated
2010–2012 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 2 0 4th
2012–2014 Germany European Nations Cup Division 1B 2 0 ongoing

Friendlies & other competitions[edit]

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 1 5
2008 Germany Friendly 1 0
2010 Germany Friendly 1 0
  • As of 28 April 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raphael Pyrasch profile at scrum.com accessed: 17 March 2010
  2. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  3. ^ Germany ready to take on world's best IRB website, published: 20 May 2009, accessed: 2 March 2010
  4. ^ Böses Foul gegen Rugbyspieler (German) Frankfurter Rundschau, accessed: 27 August 2011
  5. ^ Raphael Pyrasch profile at totalrugby.de (German) accessed: 17 March 2010

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