Serbia national rugby union team
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|Most caps||Marko Kapor (50)|
|Top scorer||Marko Kapor (209)|
| Serbia 8–3 British Colonies|
(9 March 1918)
| Serbia 52–0 Slovenia |
(29 October 2011)
| Germany 108–0 Serbia |
(12 November 2005)
The national side is ranked 84th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).
- 1 History
- 2 Current squad
- 3 Results
- 4 Overall
- 5 Player records
- 6 World Cup record
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The first known rugby players from Serbia were Serbian students in George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, Scotland during The First World War. On March, 9th 1918 they played their first unofficial international game, in front of 10,000 spectators, against a British Dominions VII and won by eight points to three. Notable players from this period included Toma Tomić from Leskovac, Dimitrije Dulkanović from Ćuprija and Danilo Pavlović from Prokuplje. Serbian students also played rugby at the High School of Dundee and Hillhead High School in Glasgow. The best Serbian player in Scotland was Slavoljub DJordjevic from Čajetina. He played more than 100 games for Hillhead HS, Glasgow University RFC and Hillhead RFC in Scotland rugby top competitions.
Serbia played as a part of Yugoslavia since 1919 until 1992, then as FR Yugoslavia until 2003, and, finally, as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006. Yugoslavia made their official international debut in 1968 against a Romanian XV, losing 3 points to 11. They made their full test debut the following month, losing 6 points to 29 against Bulgaria. They won their first official international match in 1969, defeating Bulgaria 22 points to six.
During the 60s, 70s and 80s, Serbian players played for the Yugoslavia national rugby union team alongside players from the rest of Yugoslavia. After the wars and breakup of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavia team consisted of players from Serbia only, and they played their first full international against Andorra at Vršac in 1996.
As the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1996–2002)
As Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
As Serbia (2006–)
Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Serbia national XV at test level up until 19.10.2019.
|Nation||Games||Won||Lost||Drawn||Percentage of wins|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||0||2||0||0%|
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Last updated: Serbia vs Turkey, 19 October 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
Top point scorers
|1.||Stefan Jerkovic||Centre||17 years 10 months 28 days||Slovenia||29/10/2016|
|2.||Srdjan Bozic||Scrum-half||17 years 11 months 21 days||Slovakia||10/11/2018|
|3.||Ivan Pirkovic||Centre||18 years 1 month 12 days||Sweden||14/04/2007|
|4.||Aleksandar Jakisic||Flanker||18 years 2 months 3 days||Czech Republic||21/04/1991|
|5.||Milan Rastovac||Centre||18 years 2 months 4 days||Israel||10/05/1997|
|6.||Ivan Biocanin||Prop||18 years 2 months 25 days||Switzerland||08/11/1997|
|7.||Marko Isailovic||Wing||18 years 3 months 3 days||Luxembourg||25/10/2014|
|7.||Branimir Petrovic||Centre||18 years 3 months 3 days||Andorra||28/11/2009|
|9.||Janko Zemun Milinkovic||Scrum-half||18 years 3 months 28 days||Bosnia and Herzegovina||22/04/2017|
|10.||Dalibor Vukanovic||Centre||18 years 4 months 6 days||Bulgaria||13/11/2004|
Last updated: Andorra vs Serbia, 18 May 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
|1.||Srdjan Nikolic||Tighthead Prop||43 years 1 month 2 days||Bulgaria||12/10/2019|
|2.||Vladimir Jelic||Fly-half||41 years 9 months 12 days||Luxembourg||25/10/2014|
|3.||Milan Medic||Hooker||40 years 9 months 4 days||Switzerland||08/11/1997|
|4.||Sasa DJukic||Wing||40 years 4 month 23 days||Andorra||19/02/2011|
|5.||Branislav Acimovic||Prop||39 years 10 months 22 days||Andorra||06/12/2008|
|6.||Dragan Grujic||Fullback||39 years 9 months 7 days||Belgium||08/04/2006|
|7.||Dejan Karatrajkovski||Scrum-half||39 years 5 months 6 days||Denmark||25/04/2015|
|8.||Nikola Stancevic||Flanker||39 years 4 months 25 days||Andorra||26/05/1990|
|9.||Bojan Lukic||Hooker||39 years 3 months 10 days||Bulgaria||12/10/2019|
|10.||Marko Kapor||Fly-half||39 years 2 months 25 days||Turkey||19/10/2019|
Last updated: Andorra vs Serbia, 15 May 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.
World Cup record
- 1987 – No qualifying tournament held
- 1991 – Did not qualify
- 1995 – Did not participate in qualifying tournament due to political situation.
- 1999 – Did not qualify
- 2003 – Did not qualify
- 2007 – Did not qualify
- 2011 – Did not qualify
- Serbia and Montenegro[permanent dead link] on IRB.com
- Serbia and Montenegro on rugbydata.com
- Official site