Sweden national rugby union team

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Sweden
Sweden rugby.jpg
Union Svenska Rugbyförbundet
Coach(es) Kanogo Njuru
Captain(s) Anders Nilsson
Most caps Nicklas Jaråker : 54
Team kit
First international
Sweden Sweden 6 - 0 Denmark Denmark
(1949-10-23)
Largest win
Luxembourg Luxembourg 3 - 116 Sweden Sweden
(2001-05-05)
Largest defeat
Soviet Union Soviet Union 72 - 0 Sweden Sweden
(1976-07-01)
European Nations Cup game between Poland and Sweden (2014)

The Sweden national rugby union team is a member of the FIRA – Association of European Rugby and plays in the 2012-2014 European Nations Cup First Division. Sweden has been trying to qualify for the Rugby World Cup since the 1991 Rugby World Cup, but has yet to make it to the final competition. A majority of the players are native Swedes based in Swedish clubs but there are a growing numbers of players from the UK and Ireland that have qualified for Sweden through ancestral eligibility, and from other countries who have become eligible to play for Sweden through residency.

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1987 Did not qualify
  • 1991 - 2015 Did not qualify

Current squad[edit]

This was the Sweden squad for the match with Poland, on 1 June 2013:[1]

Name Position Club
Marcus Loxvi Prop Hammarby IF Sweden
Lars Tunestål Prop Pingvin RC Sweden
Mark Beveridge Prop Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Stefan Obradovic Prop Hammarby IF Sweden
James Darbyshire Hooker Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Jorge Campos Hooker Hammarby IF Sweden
Mattias Björkebäck Lock Hammarby IF Sweden
Daniel Chamberlain Kitman Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Christopher Sidgwick Lock Hammarby IF Sweden
Andrew Daish Flanker Old Albanian RFC England
Rhys Allen Flanker Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Sebastian Taylor Flanker Old Haberdashers RFC England
Ted Holmgren Flanker Pingvin RC Sweden
Christopher Bradley No.8 Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Jack Duffy Scrum Half St. Mary's College RFC Republic of Ireland
Lee Sandberg Scrum Half Cambridge RUFC England
Philip Murphy Fly Half Galway Corinthians RFC Republic of Ireland
Dustin Eaton Centre Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Richard Hemmens Centre Hammarby IF Sweden
Rikus van Niekerk Centre Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Fred Pawle (c) Wing Hammarby IF Sweden
Robin Fransson Wing Enköpings RK Sweden
Tim McNally Wing Enköpings RK Sweden
Ian Gowland Fullback Stockholm Exiles RFC Sweden
Anders Nilsson (c) Backrow Blackheath RFC England

Schedule and Recent Results[edit]

The following is a list of matches from the past three years, as well as any future matches that have been officially scheduled.

Date Opponent Venue Competition Result
9 April 2011  Denmark Södertälje, Sweden 2011 Viking Tri-Nations 55 – 15 W
7 May 2011  Malta Stockholm, Sweden 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 24 – 13 W
14 May 2011  Latvia Riga, Latvia 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 54 – 29 W
3 September 2011  Norway Bergen, Norway 2011 Viking Tri-Nations 18 – 7 W
22 October 2011  Lithuania Kaunas, Lithuania 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 30 – 30 D
29 October 2011  Croatia Enköping, Sweden 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 24 – 18 W
21 April 2012  Malta Valletta, Malta 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 14 – 22 L
5 May 2012  Latvia Enköping, Sweden 2010–12 European Nations Cup Second Division 31 – 5 W
20 October 2012  Ukraine Stockholm, Sweden 2012-14 European Nations Cup First Division 10 – 22 L
27 October 2012  Moldova Stockholm, Sweden 2012-14 European Nations Cup First Division 54 – 6 W
10 November 2012  Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 2012-14 European Nations Cup First Division 22 – 18 W

Records of International Matches[edit]

Sweden's test match record against all nations:[2]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
 Andorra 5 2 3 0 40%
 Armenia 1 1 0 0 100%
 Austria 2 2 0 0 100%
 Belgium 12 4 8 0 33.3%
 Croatia 4 3 1 0 75%
 Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 66.67%
 Czechoslovakia 7 0 6 1 0%
 Denmark 49 36 10 3 73.5%
 East Germany 3 0 3 0 0%
 Finland 2 2 0 0 100%
 Germany 3 1 2 0 33.3%
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 100%
 Israel 3 3 0 0 100%
 Latvia 8 5 3 0 62.5%
 Lithuania 6 5 0 1 83.3%
 Luxembourg 3 3 0 0 100%
 Malta 3 1 2 0 33.3%
 Moldova 1 1 0 0 100%
 Netherlands 19 1 18 0 5.3%
 Norway 7 7 0 0 100%
 Poland 11 0 10 1 0%
 Portugal 2 0 2 0 0%
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 3 2 0 60%
 Soviet Union 2 0 2 0 0%
 Spain 2 0 2 0 0%
  Switzerland 6 6 0 0 100%
 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0%
 Ukraine 2 0 2 0 0%
 West Germany 5 2 3 0 40%
Total 176 89 81 6 50.6%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Head To Head Table". rugbydata.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

External links[edit]