Serbia national rugby union team
|Coach(es)||Dragan Grujic (since March 2011)|
|Most caps||Milan Rastovac (43)|
|Top scorer||Marko Kapor (177)|
Serbia 11 - 3 British Dominions
(11 April 1918)
Serbia 52 - 0 Slovenia
(29 October 2011)
Germany 108 - 0 Serbia
(12 November 2005)
The Serbia national rugby union team represents Serbia in international rugby union. Serbia are considered a tier three nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB), and have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. They have played over 100 internationals.
- History 1
- Current squad 2
- As the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1996-2002) 3.1
- As Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006) 3.2
- As Serbia (2006-) 3.3
- Overall 4
- World Cup record 5
- See also 6
- References 7
- External links 8
The first known rugby players from Serbia were Serbian students in Edinburgh, Scotland during The First World War. On 11 April 1918 they played their first unofficial international game, in front of 10,000 spectators, against a British Dominions XV and won by eight points to three. Notable players from this period included Toma Tomić from Leskovac, Dimitrije Dulkanović and Danilo Pavlović.
Serbia played as a part of Yugoslavia since 1919 until 1992, then as FR Yugoslavia until 2003, and, finally, as Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006. Yugoslavia made their official international debut in 1968 against a Romanian XV, losing 3 points to 11. They made their full test debut the following month, losing 6 points to 29 against Bulgaria. They won their first official international match in 1969, defeating Bulgaria 22 points to six.
During the 60s, 70s and 80s, Serbian players played for the Yugoslavia national rugby union team alongside players from the rest of Yugoslavia. After the wars and breakup of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavia team consisted of players from Serbia only, and they played their first full international against Andorra at Vršac in 1996.
Senior Squad: 
As the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1996-2002)
As Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006)
As Serbia (2006-)
|Nation||Games||Won||Lost||Drawn||Percentage of wins|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||1||0||0%|
World Cup record
- 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
- 1991 - Did not qualify
- 1995 - Did not participate in qualifying tournament due to political situation.
- 1999 - Did not qualify
- 2003 - Did not qualify
- 2007 - Did not qualify
- 2011 - Did not qualify
- Serbia and Montenegro on IRB.com
- Serbia and Montenegro on rugbydata.com
- Official site