Cameroon national rugby union team

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

Cameroon
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UnionFédération Camerounaise de Rugby
Nickname(s)Indomitable Lions
Coach(es)Philippe Saint-André
First international
 Cameroon 24-25  Zambia
(28 July 2001)
Largest win
 Cameroon 81-0  Mauritania
(10 October 2003)
Largest defeat
 Kenya 76-8  Cameroon
(13 July 2008)

HistoryEdit

In 2001 Cameroon played in the African qualification tournaments for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. Grouped in Pool A of Round 1, along with Uganda and Zambia. Cameroon lost their first match by one point, 25-24 to Zambia, but then defeated Uganda 17 to nil. Cameroon finished first in the final standings, advancing to Round 2.

In Round 2 Cameroon faced both Kenya and Madagascar. In their first match, Cameroon lost to Madagascar. They finished third in the standings after then losing to Kenya.

Cameroon participated in the African qualifying tournament for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, playing in the Northern Pool of Round 1a, along with Senegal and Nigeria. Cameroon finished second in the final standings after narrowly losing to Senegal, and defeating Nigeria. They also competed in the 2006 Africa Cup.

RecordEdit

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Qualification status
   1987 Not invited
    1991 Did not enter
  1995 Did not enter
  1999 Did not enter
  2003 Did not qualify
  2007 Did not qualify
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015 Withdrew
  2019 Did not qualify
  2023

OverallEdit

As of 11 December 2012 their record against all nations is as follows:[1]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
  Ghana 1 0 1 0 0%
  Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 0%
  Kenya 4 0 4 0 0%
  Madagascar 1 0 1 0 0%
  Mali 1 1 0 0 100%
  Mauritania 1 1 0 0 100%
  Morocco 3 0 3 0 0%
  Nigeria 2 2 0 0 100%
  South Africa Amateurs 1 0 1 0 0%
  Senegal 4 0 4 0 0%
  Togo 1 1 0 0 100%
  Tunisia 2 0 2 0 0%
  Uganda 2 1 1 0 50%
  Zambia 3 2 1 0 66.6%
Total 27 9 18 0 33.33%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Rugby Union Statistics: Cameroon". Rugbydata.com. Retrieved 8 July 2011.

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