Bulgaria national rugby union team

Bulgaria national rugby union team

Union Българска Федерация по Ръгби (Bulgarian Rugby Federation)
Coach(es) Ivan Mihaylov
Captain(s) Antonio Ivanov
First international
 Bulgaria 3 - 70 Romania 
Largest win
 Bulgaria 50 - 3 Finland 
Largest defeat
 Bulgaria 0 - 100 Romania 

The Bulgaria national rugby union team represents Bulgaria at rugby union. They are governed by the Bulgarian Rugby Federation, and have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.


  • History 1
  • World Cup record 2
  • Current Squad 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6


Bulgaria played their first rugby international in 1963, where they met Romania. They were defeated by the Romanians, 70-3. There was no qualifying tournament held for the first Rugby World Cup, and Bulgaria did not attempt to qualify for the tournament until the Welsh hosted the 1999 Rugby World Cup. They competed in Pool 2 of Round A, but did not advance to the next stage.

Bulgaria again tried to qualify for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, and competed in Pool B of Round 1. Although Bulgaria won one pool match, they did not advance to Round 2. For the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Bulgaria were able to advance past Round 1, and entered Pool D of Round 2. However, they were then knocked out of the qualifying tournament.

World Cup record

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

Current Squad

Squad to 2014 European Nations Cup - Division 2D.[1]

See also

External links

  • Bulgaria on IRB.com
  • Bulgaria on RugbyData.com
  • Murphy's Misfits Social Rugby in Bulgaria
  • Barbarians Sofia Barbarians Sofia Rugby Club


  1. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=13794/index.html