Brazil national rugby union team


Brazil national rugby union team

Rugby team
country =Brazil


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union = Associação Brasileira de Rugby
nickname = Vitória-régia
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coach = flagicon|FRA Pierre Paparemborde
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(1951-09-09)
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(2006-10-16)
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(1993-10-02)
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The Brazil national rugby union team are the national side of Brazil, representing them at rugby union. Brazil are a third tier rugby union side, and have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. Rugby union is still much less successful in Brazil then in the neighbouring countries of Argentina and Uruguay.

History

Brazil started playing international rugby union matches in the early 1950s. Their first match was against Chile. Brazil lost the match. Brazil continued playing sides like Chile, Uruguay and Argentina through the 1950s and into the 1960s. In the 1970s, Brazil began playing a more diverse range of sides, including heavyweights France in 1974. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Brazil mainly contested matches with Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. Brazil returned, and went undefeated for seven matches over a period from 2000 to early 2002. This success has continued as of late, and Brazil have been winning the majority of their games in the 2000s. Since 2006, Brazil has not lost any of their 11 matches, most of which were against Peru, Venezuela and Colombia.

Overall Records

Their Test record against all nations:

World Cup record

* 1987 - 1995 - Did not enter
* 1999 - 2007 - Did not qualify

Current Squad

ee also

* Rugby union in Brazil
* Associação Brasileira de Rugby

References

External links

*Pt icon [http://www.brasilrugby.com.br/ Associação Brasileira de Rugby] - Official Site
* [http://rugbydata.com/brazil Brazil] on Rugbydata.com
* [http://www.rugbymagazine.com.br RugbyMagazine.com.br] Brazilian look at Rugby News (Portuguese)


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