Rugby union in Denmark
|Rugby union in Denmark|
|Governing body||Danish Rugby Union|
Denmark is normally considered the second nation in Nordic rugby, after Sweden. Until 1980, they had never beaten Sweden, but since then, the silverware has been shared fairly equal, and in 1995 beat the touring side of Welsh Districts.
Levels of development in Denmark in the 1970s, were extremely uneven. For example, in 1973, when Comet met Lyndo in a match in Copenhagen, the scoreline was 194-0.
The Danes have a fairly robust amateur struction, which comprises over thirty clubs, and 3,000 registered players.
- IRB Denmark page
- Official union page
- Denmark Rugby news
- (Danish) Aktuelle resultater i forbundets øverste puljer. (Rugby)
- (French) Archives du Rugby: Danemark
- Cotton, Fran (Ed.) (1984) The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records. Compiled by Chris Rhys. London. Century Publishing. ISBN 0-7126-0911-3
- Richards, Huw A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84596-255-5)