Germany national under-18 rugby union team

The Germany national under-18 rugby union team is the under-18 team of the Germany national rugby union team in the sport of rugby union.

Germany under-18
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UnionDeutscher Rugby-Verband
Coach(es)Jan Ceselka
Christian Lill
Team kit

OverviewEdit

The German team has, for the most part, played in the B-Division of the European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship, however, it earned promotion to the A-Division in 2009.

2009Edit

The German team earned promotion to the A division of the European championship at the 2009 tournament in southern France. It had won promotion to the elite division of European under-18 rugby for the first time in many years.[1] Germany beat Portugal 11-3 in the final of the B tournament to clinch promotion.[2]

The German team took part in the tournament with the following squad:[3]

2010Edit

In the 2010 edition of the European under-18 rugby union championship, the team, freshly promoted to the A group, pulled off a surprise 44-0 victory over Romania. Germany lost its opening game to eventual runners-up Ireland 20-11, but managed to win its second game, against Romania, 44-0. In its third and final game in the tournament, against Italy for fifth place, Germany lost 18-13.[4] Chris Thau, Publications Manager of the IRB,[5] commented after the Romania game that it was the first time in the almost 40 years he had been watching German national teams, that a German team played world class rugby.[6]

The German team, coached by Jan Ceselka (TSV Handschuhsheim) and Christian Lill (RK 03 Berlin), took part in the tournament with the following squad:[7]

2011Edit

Germany won its opening game of the 2011, defeating Belgium 27-11 and thereby achieving the teams aim of not being relegated.[8] The team then suffered a heavy 3-87 defeat against Scotland, a game that clearly showed the difference between the standards of rugby between the two nations.[9] In the final game of the tournament, Germany lost 0-40 to Georgia and finished fourth in its division.

Germany called up the following players for the 2011 tournament:[10]

2012Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2013Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2014Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2015Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2016Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2017Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2018Edit

Germany called up the following players:

2019Edit

Germany called up the following players:

HonoursEdit

European championshipEdit

ResultsEdit

Germany's recent results at the European Championship:

2009 European championship – Division A
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
4 April 2009 Draguignan   Netherlands 31-0 Quarter finals Report
7 April 2009 La Seyne-sur-Mer   Poland 27-0 Semi final Report
10 April 2009 La Seyne-sur-Mer   Portugal 11-3 Final Report
2010 European championship – Elite Division
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
28 March 2010 San Donà di Piave   Ireland 11-20 Quarter finals Report
31 March 2010 Casale sul Sile   Romania 44-0 Semi final (5-8) Report
3 April 2010 Casale sul Sile   Italy 13-18 5th place game Report
2011 European championship – Division A
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
16 April 2011 Fleurance   Belgium 27-11 Quarter finals Report
19 April 2011 Lourdes   Scotland 3-87 Semi final Report
23 April 2011 Louey   Georgia 0-40 3rd place game Report
2012 European championship – Division A
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
31 March 2012 Madrid   Czech Republic 46-0 Quarter finals
3 April 2012 Madrid   Spain 15-6 Semi final
6 April 2012 La Seyne-sur-Mer   Belgium 12-32 Final
2013 European championship – Trophy
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
23 March 2013 Saint-Egrève   Czech Republic 34-5 Quarter finals
26 March 2013 Pont-De-Claix   Spain 0-50 Semi final
30 March 2013 Grenoble   Poland 6-30 3rd Place game
2014 European championship – Trophy
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
12 April 2014 Poznań   Romania 3-19 Quarter finals
16 April 2014 Poznań   Netherlands 12-10 Semi final (5-8)
19 April 2014 Poznań   Belgium 12-9 5th Place game
2015 European championship – Trophy
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
29 March 2015 Ramonville   Poland 30-6 Quarter finals
1 April 2015 Toulouse   Russia 0-23 Semi final
4 April 2015 Toulouse   Romania 11-10 3rd Place game
2016 European championship – Championship
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
23 March 2016 Lisbon   Portugal 5-64 Quarter finals
27 March 2016 Lisbon   Romania 23-11 Semi final (5-8)
31 March 2016 Lisbon   Spain 29-10 5th Place game
2017 European championship – Trophy
Date Location Opposition Result Round Report
8 April 2017 Brittany   Luxembourg 67-5 Quarter finals
11 April 2017 Brittany   Netherlands 15-29 Semi final
14 April 2017 Brittany   Romania 12-14 3rd Place game
  • German wins in bold.

PositionsEdit

The team's final positions in the European championship:

Year Division Tier Place
2004
2005 Division A II 4th
2006 Division A II 4th
2007 Division A II 2nd
2008 Division A II 3rd
2009 Division A II 1st — Promoted
2010 Elite Division I 6th
2011 Division A II 4th
2012 Division A II 2nd
2013 Division A II 4th
2014 Division A II 5th
2015 Division A II 3rd
2016 Elite Division I 6th
2017 Division A II 4th
2018 Division A II 1st - Promoted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U18 in Bestbesetzung zur EM nach Italien (in German) totalrugby.de - Preview of the 2010 tournament, accessed: 26 April 2010
  2. ^ U18-EM: Deutschland steigt in die Spitzengruppe auf[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal - 2009 final, published: 10 April 2009, accessed: 26 April 2010
  3. ^ U18-EM: Deutschland feiert klaren Auftaktsieg[permanent dead link] (in German) Rugby-Journal - 2009 squad, published: 4 April 2009, accessed: 30 April 2010
  4. ^ European under-18 rugby championship 2010 website Archived 2011-03-11 at the Wayback Machine accessed: 26 April 2010
  5. ^ IRB Staff Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine IRB website, accessed: 26 April 2010
  6. ^ Im Spiel um Platz 5 gegen Italien Archived 2010-05-19 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Rugby-Journal - Preview of the Italy game, accessed: 26 April 2010
  7. ^ U18 in Bestbesetzung zur EM nach Italien (in German) totalrugby.de, published: 23 March 2010, accessed: 30 April 2010
  8. ^ U18: Sieg zum Auftakt (in German) DRV website, accessed: 23 April 2011
  9. ^ U18 verliert gg. Schotten (in German) DRV website, accessed: 23 April 2011
  10. ^ EM-Kader U18 (in German) DRV website, accessed: 6 April 2011

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