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Ukraine national rugby union team

Ukraine
Union National Rugby Federation of Ukraine
Coach(es) Valerii Kachanov
Captain(s) Mykola Kirsanov
First international
  (1991-11-21)
Largest win
 Austria 0 - 78 Ukraine 
(1994-11-24)
Largest defeat
 Romania 97 - 0 Ukraine 
(2005-03-19)
Official website
.ua.org.rugbywww

The Ukraine national rugby union team represents Ukraine at the sport of rugby union. Ukraine have been playing international rugby union since the early 1990s. So far they have not qualified for a Rugby World Cup. They participate in the European Nations Cup.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Record 2
    • Overall 2.1
    • World Cup 2.2
  • Current Players 3
  • Notable players 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Ukraine made their international debut against Hungary 41-3 for their first win. This was followed by another three wins in succession, against Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. The streak ended in 1994 with a loss to Denmark.

In 1996 Ukraine defeated Romania.

Ukraine played in the 2005-06 European Nations Cup, which also served as a qualifier for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. Ukraine lost all ten of their fixtures and were relegated to the Division 2A. The bottom three teams went onto Round 4 of the European World Cup qualifiers, so Ukraine played Russia twice to determine who goes through. Ukraine lost the games 11-25 and 37-17.

Record

Overall

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Austria 2 2 0 0 100%
 Belgium 5 3 2 0 60%
 Croatia 4 3 1 0 75%
 Czech Republic 7 2 5 0 28.57%
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 66.67%
 Georgia 8 0 8 0 0%
 Germany 6 2 3 1 33.33%
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 100%
 Israel 1 1 0 0 100%
 Latvia 3 2 1 0 66.67%
 Moldova 5 3 2 0 60%
 Netherlands 4 3 1 0 75%
 Poland 8 7 1 0 87.5%
 Portugal 4 1 3 0 25%
 Romania 6 0 6 0 0%
 Russia 7 0 7 0 0%
 Serbia 1 1 0 0 100%
 Slovenia 1 1 0 0 100%
 Spain 1 0 1 0 0%
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 100%
  Switzerland 2 2 0 0 100%
Total 81 39 41 1 48.15%

World Cup

  • 1987 - 1991 - Did not exist
  • 1995 - Did not enter
  • 1999 - 2011 - Did not qualify

Current Players

Ukraine squad for the 2011–12 European Nations Cup First Division.[1][2][3]

Notable players

References

  1. ^ "Ukraine (6) 6 - 41 (20) Spain (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 2012-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Russia (21) 38 - 19 (12) Ukraine (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Ukraine (13) 35 - 33 (16) Portugal (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 2012-03-17. 

External links

  • rugby.org.ua
  • Ukrainian Rugby Portal
  • Ukraine on IRB.com
  • Ukraine on rugbydata.com
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