Gibraltar national rugby union team

Gibraltar national rugby union team

 Gibraltar
Union Gibraltar Rugby Union
First international
 Gibraltar 8 – 20 Belgium XV
(5 November 2011)
Largest win
 Gibraltar 36 – 10 Cyprus XV
(23 March 2013)
Largest defeat
 Gibraltar 8 – 33 Malta
(7 March 2015)

On the 5 November 2011 the Gibraltar Rugby Football Union (GRFU) fielded a national team in its first official Test Match. The fixture was against the Belgium Development Team in Brussels. The final score was Belgium XV 20 Gibraltar XV 8. Test Caps have been awarded to the Gibraltar Team. Since they have played and won against a Cyprus XV and an Israel A team. Their first full international came against Malta in March 2015. This was a loss but an important step by playing full international team and not a development squad.

The GRFU went through the process of FIRA/AER (European Rugby Federation) membership.[1] The GRFU is planning other international fixtures versus international opponents for April 2012. This however was blocked by Spain.[2] This was a big blow to the GRFU and unexpected, as UEFA, FIFA and the ICC recognize Gibraltar.

There is also a Gibraltar National sevens team that plays regularly in tournaments, particularly in the Tangier Sevens.

International record

Date Home Score Away Venue Referee Competition
5 November 2011 Belgium XV 20 - 8  Gibraltar Brussels unknown Friendly
(First International)
23 March 2013 Gibraltar  36 - 10 Cyprus XV Gibraltar unknown Friendly
22 February 2014 Gibraltar  25 - 12 Israel A Gibraltar unknown Friendly
7 March 2015 Gibraltar  8 - 33  Malta Gibraltar Ranbir Dhillon (GBR) Friendly
(First full International)
17 October 2016 Malta  14 - 29  Gibraltar Malta unknown Friendly

See also

References

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