Bulgaria national rugby union team
The Bulgaria national rugby union team is governed by the Bulgarian Rugby Federation, and has yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.
|Union||Bulgarian Rugby Federation|
|Coach(es)||Romain Balmisse (FRA)|
| Bulgaria 3 - 70 Romania |
| Bulgaria 71 - 7 Serbia |
| Bulgaria 0 - 100 Romania |
The national side is ranked 87th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).
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 recordEdit
|World Cup record|
|1991||Did not enter|
|1999||Did not qualify|
Men's World Rugby Rankings
|Top 30 rankings as of 25 November 2019|
|*Change from the previous week|
Squad to 2016 European Nations Cup - Division 2D.