Turkey national rugby union team

Turkey national rugby union team

Union Turkish Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Ay Yıldızlar (The Crescent Stars)
Coach(es) Niall Doherty
First international
 Turkey 31 - 5 Slovakia 
(April 29, 2012)
Largest win
 Turkey 55 - 3 Slovakia 
(November 23, 2013)

The Turkey national rugby union team represents Turkey at rugby union. It is a relatively recent creation, being started at the end of 2009. They are a third-tier side, and first played in 2012 against Slovakia, won the game 31-5 in Bratislava. They also went on tour in Estonia and beat them 49-5 in Tallinn. They have yet to debut at the qualifyings for the Rugby World Cup finals. They are currently affiliated to FIRA-AER, but not yet to the IRB.

Rugby union in Turkey is administered by the Türkiye Ragbi Federasyonu.

Şahin Kömürcü is the president of the Turkish Rugby Federation.


  • Current squad (XV) 1
  • Record 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Current squad (XV)

  • Abdullah Gunes (ODTÜ SK)
  • Dinçhan Kilercioğlu (ODTÜ SK)
  • Kemal Ege Gurkan (ODTÜ SK)
  • Ertugrul Gunday (ODTÜ SK)
  • Doğu Eroğlu (ODTÜ SK)
  • Koray Kaya (Samsun RK)
  • Adem Selim (Samsun RK)
  • Selçuk Kozlu (Samsun RK)
  • Yavuz Kocaer (Samsun RK)
  • Mustafa Kemal Kurt (Koç Üniversitesi SK)
  • Mehmet Akif Ersoy (Trakya Üniversites Ragbi)
  • Deniz Krom (Kadıköy RK)
  • Mert Zabci (based in England)
  • Murat Altun (Based in France)
  • Semih Aydın (Based in France)
  • Bahri Dagli (Based in France)
  • Huseyin Sasmaz (Based in France)
  • Ramazan Kilickaya (RC Vichy)
  • Gokhan Ceylan (Based in France)
  • Atilla Demir (Based in France)
  • Necmi Kara (Based in France)
  • Hüseyin Yesik (Based in France)
  • Melikşah Kuzucu (Based in France)
  • Kerim Galal (Based in Germany)
  • Erkut Levent Durmus (Based in Germany)
  • Ali Bökeyhan Sürer (Based in Germany)
  • Tamer Celikbas James (Based in Wales)


Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Estonia 1 1 0 0 100%
 Slovakia 3 3 0 0 100%
Total 6 6 0 0 100%


External links

  • Stephane Vincent is the top scorer of Turkey
  • Turkish Rugby Union News, Teams and Match Results
  • Şahin Kömürcü
  • Turkish Rugby Federation