Eswatini national rugby union team

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

HistoryEdit

In September 2001 then-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.

Eswatini 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.

RecordEdit

Their Test match record against all nations, updated to 4 July 2015, is as follows:[1][2]

Nation Games Won Lost Drawn Percentage of wins
  Botswana 8 1 6 1 25.00%
  Lesotho 3 1 2 0 33.33%
  Madagascar 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Mauritius 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Nigeria 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Tanzania 1 1 0 0 100.00%
  Zambia 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Total 17 4 12 1 23.53%

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rugbydata.com - International Rugby Union Statistics - Statistics for Swaziland - Teams Played
  2. ^ "Results". Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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