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Portugal national rugby union team

The Portugal national rugby union team is rated as a performance team in the World Rugby four-band classification system, the second highest. Portugal had their first match in 1935 and now compete in the European Nations Cup and occasionally in the IRB Nations Cup. The team as well as all rugby union in Portugal is administered by the Federação Portuguesa de Rugby. Portugal qualified for their first Rugby World Cup in 2007 where they were grouped in Pool C along with New Zealand, Italy, Romania and Scotland. They are nicknamed Os Lobos, Portuguese for "The Wolves".

Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Os Lobos
EmblemPortuguese shield
UnionPortuguese Rugby Federation
Head coachPatrice Lagisquet
Most capsVasco Uva (101)[1]
Top scorerGonçalo Malheiro (279)[2]
Top try scorerAntónio Aguilar (24)[3]
Home stadiumEstádio Universitário de Lisboa
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current21 (as of 05 October 2019)
Highest13 (2005)
Lowest30 (2015)
First international
Portugal 5–6 Spain
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 April 1935)
Biggest win
Portugal 93-0 Czech Republic
(Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, 23 March 2019)
Biggest defeat
Portugal 13–108 New Zealand
(Lyon, France; 15 September 2007)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2007)
Best resultPool stage, 2007
Websitewww.fpr.pt

Portugal have experienced modest success in recent years. They have qualified to the 2007 World Cup in France and although they lost all their matches they managed to score one try in all their games and led the score against Romania until the late minutes. Portugal were the surprise winners of the 2003–04 European Nations Cup, but though they could only finish third in the following event. The national side is ranked 21st in the world (as of 12 October 2019).

HistoryEdit

EarlyEdit

Portugal played its first ever rugby international in April 1935 against Spain, losing by a single point, 6–5.[citation needed] They played Spain again the following year with Spain winning 16–9. Portugal had more regular competition from the mid-1960s, and won their first game in 1966, defeating Spain 9–3.[citation needed] Portugal played Italy for the first time in 1967, losing 6–3. They also had their first match against Romania soon after and lost by 40 points. They defeated Belgium in 1968, and also played Morocco for the first time.

The first game of the 1970s was a draw against the Netherlands. Portugal managed to draw with Italy (nil all) in 1972 and following that, defeated them 9–6 in 1973. After a number of mixed results throughout the early 1970s, Portugal won five matches in a row from 1979 through to 1981. They played Morocco, who won the encounter. After a 1983 draw against Spain, Portugal managed a seven-game winning streak from 1984 to 1985, including wins over Belgium, Denmark, Morocco, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Zimbabwe. The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987, though it was by invitation, thus there was no qualifying tournament and Portugal did not participate.

1990sEdit

From 1989 to 1990, the 1991 World Cup qualifiers were held for the European nations. Portugal started in Round 2b in October 1989. They defeated Czechoslovakia 15 to 13 in Ricant to advance to Round 2c. However here they were defeated by the Netherlands 32–3 and eliminated from qualifying.

Portugal again participated in the 1995 World Cup qualifying competition for European teams, starting in Round 1. They were pooled in the West Group, and defeated Belgium and Switzerland, but lost to Spain, advancing into Round 2. Here Wales defeated them, and they lost to Spain.

Portugal began play in Pool 3 of Round B in the European qualifying competition for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Portugal won all their group matches except for the one against Spain, but still finished second in the group, which took them into Pool 3 of Round C. All games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Portugal lost 85–11 to Scotland, and 21–17 to Spain. Both Scotland and Spain went through to the World Cup; Portugal went into repechage, where Portugal lost a home and away series to Uruguay.

2000sEdit

In 2002 Portugal began playing for a place in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Pool A of Round 3 of the European qualifying tournament. They were grouped with Spain and Poland. Each nation only won one game, though on for and against Portugal finished second to Spain. Portugal were knocked out of competition. In 2003–04 Portugal won the European Nations Cup, losing only one match to win their first championship. In 2004 Professor Tomaz Morais, coach of the Portugal national team at both sevens and fifteen aside, was nominated for the IRB's coach of the year award. This was a remarkable achievement for a coach from a third tier rugby nation. Morais has been credited with much of Portugal's progress in recent years.

In 2006 it was announced that Portugal would receive a grant from the IRB to help develop their rugby to Tier 2 standard. Few details have been released thus far regarding how the money will be spent but it is hoped it will ensure that Portugal's rugby will be able to move onto the next level. In 2006 the inaugural IRB Nations Cup was hosted in Lisbon. The tournament featured Portugal, Russia, Argentina A and Italy A. It is anticipated that this will become an annual event and another medium through which the Portugal national team can develop their skills.

2007 World CupEdit

 
Portugal (in red) playing Italy

Portugal began their qualification campaign for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in 2004, as part of the European Nations Cup Division 1 2004–06 tournament. They won their first match, defeating Ukraine 6–36. They then defeated Georgia 18–14 in their second match, and then won their third match against the Czech Republic, and defeated Russia as well, but then lost to Romania. Portugal then drew with Russia 19-all, and then lost to Georgia. After a loss to Romania and a win against the Czech Republic, Portugal finished third overall in the standings, and qualified for Round 5.

Round 5 was played in October 2006 as a three match series between Italy, Russia and Portugal. Both Portugal and Russia lost heavily in their matches against Italy, who easily qualified for the finals. Second place came down to the final match of the round in Lisbon. Portugal won the match 26–23 against Russia to make it to Round 6. Round 6 was a home and away series against the Round 5 Pool B winners, Georgia. Portugal lost the first match, but drew 11-all in the second meeting. Georgia went through to the finals, and Portugal entered the repechage round where they defeated Morocco 26–20 on aggregate.

Portugal then faced Uruguay for the last position in the finals. In the first leg of the two-match Repechage series, Portugal won 12–5. In the second game in Montevideo Portugal lost 18–12. On aggregate, Portugal won 24–23, sending them to their first ever World Cup. Having qualified for their first World Cup, several players were subsequently arrested in the ensuing celebrations as a result of an altercation with local police.[citation needed] No charges were laid and the players involved were allowed to leave Uruguay.

In the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Portugal went to Pool C, alongside favourites the All Blacks, Italy, Romania and Scotland. Portugal's highlights included preventing Italy getting a bonus point, scoring a try against the All Blacks, and coming within a try of beating Romania before losing 14–10. They also managed to score in all the four games, unlike Scotland and Romania. Portugal team were celebrated for their commitment and passion,[citation needed] and for being the only amateur team to make it to the World Cup.

2008–presentEdit

After the World Cup, Portugal faced some problems, including the end of the international career or of the career of several key players, like Joaquim Ferreira, Paulo Murinello and Rui Cordeiro, and achieved only one win over Czech Republic in the final round of the European Nations Cup tournament, finishing in 5th place, their worst result since 2002.

On 1 November 2008 they lost at home against Canada 21–13, in a friendly game.[4] Tomás Morais to face the upcoming edition of the Six Nations B, that also qualifies for the 2011 Rugby World Cup finals, had New Zealander Murray Henderson assigned as assistant coach.

Portugal missed the second presence at the Rugby World Cup finals, after two surprising losses at home with Georgia (10–16) and Romania (9–20), which the "Lobos" had previously defeated 22–21 abroad. Portugal thus missed the 3rd place that would have granted access to the Rugby World Cup repechage.

Tomaz Morais was replaced by New Zealand coach Errol Brain, in October 2010, with a three years contract. He had mixed results, starting with strong performances but ended up with disappointing games. He was replaced by Frederico Sousa in October 2013.

Portugal lost to Germany in the 2015–16 European Nations Cup Division 1A, finishing last, resulting in relegation for the following year.

RecordEdit

Top 30 rankings as of 18 November 2019[5]
Rank Change* Team Points
1     South Africa 094.19
2     New Zealand 092.11
3     England 088.82
4     Wales 085.02
5     Ireland 084.45
6     Australia 081.90
7     France 080.88
8     Japan 079.28
9     Scotland 079.23
10     Argentina 078.31
11     Fiji 076.21
12     Italy 072.04
13     Tonga 071.44
14     Georgia 071.26
15     Samoa 070.72
16     Spain 068.15
17     United States 068.10
18     Uruguay 067.41
19     Romania 066.69
20     Russia 063.09
21     Hong Kong 061.25
22     Canada 061.12
23     Namibia 061.01
24     Portugal 061.01
25     Brazil 058.89
26     Netherlands 058.46
27     Germany 056.26
28     Belgium 055.74
29      Switzerland 054.41
30     Chile 053.83
*Change from the previous week
Portugal's historical rankings
 
Source: World Rugby - Graph updated to 18 November 2019[5]


European Nations CupEdit

 
ENC champions
Season G W D L PF PA +/− Pts Pos
2000 5 2 0 3 74 100 –26 9 5th
2001 5 1 0 4 77 165 –88 7 5th
2001–02 10 3 0 7 170 295 –125 16 5th
2003–04 10 9 0 1 245 180 +65 28 1st
2004–06 10 6 1 3 193 173 +20 23 3rd
2006–08 10 3 0 7 174 196 –22 16 5th
2008–09 5 3 1 1 124 84 +40 12 3rd
2010 5 2 0 3 131 65 +66 9 4th
2011 5 3 0 2 113 98 +15 14 3rd
2012 5 1 0 4 102 132 –30 7 5th
2013 5 1 1 3 75 96 –21 7 4th
2014 5 1 0 4 70 126 –56 5 5th
2015 5 1 0 4 52 100 –48 5 5th
2016 5 0 0 5 72 210 –138 1 6th*

Notes:

  • Portugal's last place finish in the 2015–16 ENC Division 1A means that they are relegated to Division 1B for the following year.

World Rugby Nations CupEdit

Year G W D L PF PA +/− Pts Pos
  2006 3 0 1 2 62 87 –25 3 4th
  2007 Did not enter
  2008
  2009
  2010
  2011 3 1 0 2 60 89 –29 5 6th
  2012 3 0 0 3 37 104 –67 1 6th
  2013 Did not enter
  2014
  2015

World Cup RecordEdit

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Year Round P W D L PF PA +/− P W D L PF PA +/−
   1987 Not invited
    1991 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 18 45 –27
  1995 5 2 0 3 85 177 –92
  1999 6 3 0 3 153 139 14
  2003 2 1 0 1 60 60 0
  2007 Pool Stage 4 0 0 4 38 209 –171 18 10 2 6 283 362 –79
  2011 Did not qualify 10 5 1 4 255 149 106
  2015 10 2 1 7 145 222 –77
  2019 8 6 0 2 255 82 173
Total 1/8 4 0 0 4 38 209 –171 61 30 4 27 1245 1236 9

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Portugal's 44 players that played in the 2018–19 Rugby Europe Trophy

Head Coach:   Martim Aguiar

  • Caps updated: 7 April 2019

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Duarte Diniz Hooker (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 24) 17   Direito
João Moreira Hooker (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 25) 4   Agronomia
Nuno Mascarenhas Hooker (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 21) 17   Cascais
Bruno Rocha Prop (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 27) 25   Técnico
Diogo Hasse Ferreira Prop (1996-10-17) 17 October 1996 (age 23) 6   Cascais
Francisco Bruno Prop (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 24) 19   Direito
Filipe Granja Prop (1998-06-12) 12 June 1998 (age 21) 4   CDUP
João Vasco Côrte-Real Prop (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 26) 23   CDUP
José Conde Prop (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 26) 10   Alcobendas
José Lupi Prop (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 24) 4   Direito
Duarte Gil Lock (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 28) 1   CDUL
Duarte Torgal Lock (1997-12-23) 23 December 1997 (age 21) 3   Direito
Fernando Almeida Lock (1992-06-08) 8 June 1992 (age 27) 22   Agronomia
Jean Sousa Lock (1990-07-11) 11 July 1990 (age 29) 3   Montauban
José d'Alte Lock (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 26) 6   Agronomia
José Rebelo de Andrade Lock (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 21) 5   Agronomia
Duarte Costa Campos Flanker (1998-06-22) 22 June 1998 (age 21) 1   Cascais
João Granate Flanker (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) 6   Direito
Salvador da Cunha Flanker (1986-04-23) 23 April 1986 (age 33) 4   Belenenses
Salvador Vassalo (c) Flanker (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 27   Cascais
Sebastião Villax Flanker (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 27) 23   CDUL
Francisco Sousa Number 8 (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 29) 20   Cascais
Jacques le Roux Number 8 (1984-08-08) 8 August 1984 (age 35) 15   Birmingham Moseley
Vasco Baptista Number 8 (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 (age 23) 3   CDUL
Duarte Azevedo Scrum-half (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 21) 1   Belenenses
João Bello Scrum-half (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 24) 9   CDUL
Martim Cardoso Scrum-half (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 21) 5   Agronomia
Gonçalo Prazeres Fly-half (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 22) 3   Agronomia
João Lima Fly-half (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 21) 2   Agronomia
Jorge Abecassis Fly-half (1997-05-25) 25 May 1997 (age 22) 8   CDUL
António Vidinha Centre (1997-12-29) 29 December 1997 (age 21) 9   Cascais
Francisco Vassalo Centre (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 22) 1   Cascais
Pedro Cordeiro Centre (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 24) 2   CDUP
Rodrigo Fruedenthal Centre (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 21) 8   Belenenses
Tomás Appleton Centre (1993-07-29) 29 July 1993 (age 26) 32   CDUL
Vasco Ribeiro Centre (1997-10-13) 13 October 1997 (age 22) 13   Agronomia
António Cortes Wing (1995-09-01) 1 September 1995 (age 24) 8   Agronomia
Caetano Castelo Branco Wing (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 22) 4   Nottingham
Rodrigo Marta Wing (1999-11-18) 18 November 1999 (age 20) 4   Belenenses
António Marques Fullback (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 28) 1   Técnico
Frederico Filipe Fullback (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 22) 1   Direito
João Freudenthal Fullback (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 (age 23) 2   Belenenses
Manuel Cardoso Pinto Fullback (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 21) 7   DIOK
Manuel Marta Fullback (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 21) 5   Belenenses

Individual all-time recordsEdit

Gonçalo Uva and Vasco Uva are the most capped players for Portugal (both 101) and Gonçalo Uva also has the record for most matches in the starting XV (95).[1][6] The highest scorer for Portugal is Gonçalo Malheiro, with 279 points.[2] Malheiro is also the player with the most drop goals (12) and penalty goals (51).[7][8] Pedro Leal holds the record for most conversions (45).[9] António Aguilar with 24 tries is the player with the most tries scored.[3] Duarte Pinto has the record for most matches as a substitute, with 23 substitutions.[10] Bernardo Duarte holds the record for most matches as a substitute, without ever playing in the starting XV (14).[10]

Player recordsEdit

Most capsEdit

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Won Lost Draw %
1 Gonçalo Uva Lock 2004–2018 101 95 6 45 9 40 56 5 42.07
Vasco Uva Flanker 2003–2016 101 94 7 65 13 39 57 5 41.08
3 Joaquim Ferreira Prop 1993–2007 87 81 6 15 3 42 41 4 50.57
4 António Aguilar Fullback 1999–2014 84 74 10 120 24 30 52 2 36.90
5 João Correia Hooker 2003–2014 80 73 7 20 4 30 46 4 40.00
6 Pedro Leal Scrum-half 2005–2017 76 60 16 265 5 27 44 5 38.81
7 Diogo Mateus Centre 2000–2010 75 72 3 78 15 33 38 4 46.66
Luís Pissarra Scrum-half 1996–2007 75 58 17 0 0 37 35 3 51.33
9 Gonçalo Foro Wing 2007–2017 64 54 10 110 22 22 40 2 35.93
10 Miguel Portela Centre 1996–2010 63 58 5 33 6 27 32 4 46.03

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most triesEdit

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries
1 António Aguilar Fullback 1999–2014 84 74 10 120 24
2 Gonçalo Foro Wing 2007–2017 64 54 10 110 22
3 Diogo Mateus Centre 2000–2010 75 72 3 78 15
4 Vasco Uva Flanker 2003–2016 101 94 7 65 13
5 Nuno Garvao de Carvalho Wing 2001–2005 18 15 3 45 9
Gonçalo Uva Lock 2004–2018 101 95 6 45 9
7 Rohan Hoffmann Fullback 1996–2002 26 26 0 77 8
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 1998–2007 41 31 10 279 8
9 Antonio Cortes Pena Monteiro Wing 2017–present 7 7 0 35 7
Nuno Penha e Costa Fly-half 2012–2017 30 28 2 74 7

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most pointsEdit

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 1998–2007 41 31 10 279 8 25 51 12
2. Pedro Leal Scrum-half 2005–2017 76 60 16 265 5 45 50 0
3. Pedro Cabral Fly-half 2006–2011 37 23 14 184 2 24 37 5
4. António Aguilar Fullback 1999–2014 84 74 10 120 24 0 0 0
5. Joe Gardener Fly-half 2010–2012 15 14 1 114 3 15 23 0
6. Duarte Pinto Fly-half 2003–2010 49 26 23 112 2 18 22 0
7. Gonçalo Foro Wing 2007–2017 64 54 10 110 22 0 0 0
8. Pedro Bettencourt Ávila Fullback 2013–2017 20 20 0 100 4 7 22 0
9. Nuno Sousa Guedes Fullback 2016–present 17 15 2 94 4 22 10 0
10. Nuno Mourão Centre 1993–2000 36 34 2 82 2 15 14 0

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most points in a matchEdit

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Thierry Teixeira Fly-half 30 0 0 9 1   Georgia   Lisbon 08/02/2000
2. José Rodrigues Fullback 26 2 2 4 0    Switzerland   Setúbal 24/02/2018
3. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 25 0 2 5 2   Spain   Coimbra 23/03/2003
Jorge Abecasis Scrum-half 25 0 5 5 0   Poland   Setúbal 16/02/2019
5. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 24 2 1 4 0   Czech Republic   Lisbon 08/03/2003
6. Pedro Leal Fly-half 23 0 1 7 0   Chile   Santiago 17/11/2012
7. Pedro Cabral Fullback 22 1 4 0 3   Czech Republic   Lisbon 16/02/2008
Manuel Marta Fullback 22 2 6 0 0   Czech Republic   Caldas da Rainha 23/03/2019
9. Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 21 3 3 0 0 Barbarians   Lisbon 10/06/2004
10. Gonçalo Malheiro Fullback 20 0 1 1 5   Russia   Krasnodar 29/03/2003

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most tries in a matchEdit

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Nuno Garvão de Carvalho Wing 15 3 0 0 0   Spain   Ibiza 21/03/2004
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 21 3 3 0 0 Barbarians   Lisbon 10/06/2004
Gonçalo Foro Wing 15 3 0 0 0   Germany   Heusenstamm 27/02/2010
Caetano Castelo Branco Wing 15 3 0 0 0   Czech Republic   Caldas da Rainha 23/03/2019
Antonio Vidinha Fullback 15 3 0 0 0   Czech Republic   Caldas da Rainha 23/03/2019
6. 37 players on 2 tries

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

Most matches as captainEdit

# Player Pos Span Mat Won Lost Draw % Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. João Correia Hooker 2008–2014 35 10 23 2 31.42 10 2 0 0 0
2. Vasco Uva Flanker 2006–2015 20 5 13 2 30.00 20 4 0 0 0
3. Francisco Pinto Magalhães Scrum-half 2016–2017 10 5 5 0 50.00 15 3 0 0 0
Luís Pissarra Scrum-half 2003–2005 10 9 1 0 90.00 0 0 0 0 0
5 Rohan Hoffmann Fly-half 2002 7 3 4 0 42.85 49 3 5 8 0
Gonçalo Uva Lock 2007–2014 7 2 5 0 28.57 5 1 0 0 0

Last updated: Lithuania vs Portugal, 6 April 2019. Statistics include officially capped matches only.

OverallEdit

Top 30 rankings as of 18 November 2019[5]
Rank Change* Team Points
1     South Africa 094.19
2     New Zealand 092.11
3     England 088.82
4     Wales 085.02
5     Ireland 084.45
6     Australia 081.90
7     France 080.88
8     Japan 079.28
9     Scotland 079.23
10     Argentina 078.31
11     Fiji 076.21
12     Italy 072.04
13     Tonga 071.44
14     Georgia 071.26
15     Samoa 070.72
16     Spain 068.15
17     United States 068.10
18     Uruguay 067.41
19     Romania 066.69
20     Russia 063.09
21     Hong Kong 061.25
22     Canada 061.12
23     Namibia 061.01
24     Portugal 061.01
25     Brazil 058.89
26     Netherlands 058.46
27     Germany 056.26
28     Belgium 055.74
29      Switzerland 054.41
30     Chile 053.83
*Change from the previous week
Portugal's historical rankings
 
Source: World Rugby - Graph updated to 18 November 2019[5]

Portugal's test match record against all teams, updated to 17 November 2019, is as follows:[11][12][13]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
  Andorra 3 3 0 0 100%
  Argentina XV 4 1 3 0 25%
 Barbarians 1 0 1 0 0%
  Belgium 14 9 3 2 64.29%
  Brazil 4 2 0 2 50%
  Canada 4 0 4 0 0%
  Chile 4 4 0 0 100%
  Czech Republic 12 12 0 0 100%
  Czechoslovakia 2 2 0 0 100%
  Denmark 2 2 0 0 100%
  England Saxons 1 0 1 0 0%
  Fiji 2 0 2 0 0%
  France A 3 0 3 0 0%
  Georgia 20 4 14 2 20%
  Germany 9 6 3 0 66.66%
  Hong Kong 1 0 1 0 0%
  Italy 12 1 10 1 8.33%
  Italy A 2 0 1 1 0%
  Japan XV 1 0 1 0 0%
  Kenya 1 0 1 0 0%
  Lithuania 1 1 0 0 100%
  Moldova 2 2 0 0 100%
  Morocco 14 7 5 2 50%
  Namibia 8 2 6 0 25.00%
  Netherlands 15 11 3 1 76.66%
  New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0%
  Poland 10 7 3 0 70%
  Romania 24 3 21 0 12.5%
  Russia 19 5 13 1 26.32%
  Scotland 1 0 1 0 0%
  Scotland A 1 0 1 0 0%
  Spain 36 10 24 2 27.78%
  South Africa Amateurs 1 0 1 0 0%
  Soviet Union 2 0 2 0 0%
  Sweden 2 2 0 0 100%
   Switzerland 7 7 0 0 100%
  Tonga 1 0 1 0 0%
  Tunisia 9 3 6 0 33.33%
  Ukraine 5 4 1 0 80%
  United States 2 0 2 0 0%
  Uruguay 10 3 7 0 30%
  Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 66.67%
  Wales 1 0 1 0 0%
  West Germany 3 1 2 0 33.33%
  Zimbabwe 4 2 2 0 50%
Total[n 1] 264 104 147 13 39.39%

CoachesEdit

Name Years Tests Won Drew Lost Win percentage
  Andrew Cushing 1992–1994 12 2 0 10 17%
  João Paulo Bessa 1994–1999 25 12 1 12 50%
  Evan Crawford 1999–2001 11 3 0 8 27%
  Tomaz Morais 2001–2010 76 33 4 39 46%
  Errol Brain 2010–2013 26 9 1 16 37%
  Frederico Sousa 2013–2014 8 2 0 6 25%
  João Luís Pinto 2014–2015 7 2 0 5 29%
  Olivier Baragnon 2015–2016 3 1 0 2 33%
  Ian Smith 2016–2016 5 0 0 5 0%
  Martim Aguiar 2016–2019 23 18 0 5 78%
  Patrice Lagisquet 2019– 2 1 0 1 50%

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only includes test matches in which the Portuguese Rugby Federation awarded caps to the players involved, according to their official website.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Most matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. ^ a b "Most points". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  3. ^ a b "Most tries". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  4. ^ http://article.wn.com/view/2008/11/03/Pritchard_seals_win/
  5. ^ a b c d "Men's World Rankings". World Rugby. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Most starting matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  7. ^ "Most drop goals". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  8. ^ "Most penalty goals". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  9. ^ "Most conversions". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  10. ^ a b "Most substitutions". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  11. ^ International Rugby Union Statistics - Statistics for Portugal - Teams Played
  12. ^ a b Federação Portuguesa de Rugby - Games played
  13. ^ "Statsguru / Team analysis / Portugal / Test matches". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
None
Portuguese Team of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Portugal national rugby sevens team