Swaziland national rugby union team

Swaziland national rugby union team

The Swaziland national rugby union team represent Swaziland in the sport of rugby union. They are ranked as a tier-three nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB). Swaziland have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have competed in qualifying tournaments.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Record 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

History

In September 2001 Swaziland played in the African qualification tournaments for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. They lost their first match, in Pool B of Round 1, losing to Botswana. They lost to Madagascar in their second game.

Swaziland participated in the African qualifying tournament for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, playing in the Southern Pool of Round 1a, along with Zambia and Botswana. Swaziland won their first fixture, defeating Zambia by one point, 24 to 23. However they lost their second game 19-12 to Botswana, and finished third in the final standings on points difference.

Record

Their Test match record against all nations, updated to 23 April 2005, is as follows:[1]

Nation Games Won Lost Drawn Percentage of wins
 Botswana 5 1 3 1 20.00%
 Madagascar 1 0 1 0 0.00
 Tanzania 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Zambia 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Total 9 3 5 1 33.33%

Notes

  1. ^ Rugbydata.com - International Rugby Union Statistics - Statistics for Swaziland - Teams Played

External links

  • Swaziland on IRB.com
  • Swaziland on rugbydata.com
  • Swaziland Rugby Union
  • SKRUM