Venezuela national rugby union team

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Venezuela
Union Venezuelan Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Las Orquídeas
Coach(es) Gustavo López
Team kit
First international
 Trinidad and Tobago 26 - 23 Venezuela 
(1998-07-01)
Largest win
 Venezuela 70 - 0 Costa Rica 
(2006-10-14)
Largest defeat
 Argentina 147 - 7 Venezuela 
(2004-05-01)

Venezuela is a third tier rugby playing nation. They joined the IRB in 1998. They entered the Rugby World Cup qualification matches for Australia 2003 and France 2007, but were twice eliminated by Brazil.

Coaches[edit]

  • Flag of Australia.svg Rex Lawrence
  • Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos de Pascual
  • Flag of Argentina.svg José Queirel
  • Flag of Venezuela.svg Graciano Molina
  • Flag of Venezuela.svg Gustavo López (since July 2012)[1]

Rugby World Cup qualification[edit]

  • 1987 - Did not enter
  • 1991 - Did not enter
  • 1995 - Did not enter
  • 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2007 - Did not qualify
  • 2011 - Did not qualify
  • 2015 - Did not qualify

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venezuela estrena nuevo entrenador de rugby" (in Spanish). CONSUR. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 

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