Tunisia national rugby sevens team

The Tunisia national rugby sevens team competes in the World Sevens Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. They have been competing on and off at the Hong Kong Sevens, since 1989, which was their first time there. [1]

UnionTunisian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)The Carthage Eagles
Coach(es)Claude Saurel
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 2005)
Best result13th place, 2005, 2009

At the Sevens World Series, Tunisia has collected 19 wins, 63 losses and 2 ties. Their most recent wins were against Argentina and Arabian Gulf at Dubai 2006; Australia, Scotland and Samoa at South Africa 2006; and France at Hong Kong 2008. The team resulted sixth at South Africa 2006 and seventh at South Africa 2004. Their last appearance at a World Series tournament was South Africa 2009. Tunisia played at the 2013 Sevens World Series qualifier at Hong Kong, where they won over Uruguay and lost to Tonga at the quarterfinals.

Tournament historyEdit

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1993 Did Not Qualify
  2005 Plate Quarterfinalists 13th 6 3 3 0
  2009 Plate Quarterfinalists 13th 4 1 3 0
  2013 Bowl Quarterfinalists 21st 4 1 3 0
  2018 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 3/7 14 5 9 0

Current squadEdit

Squad to the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens World Series Qualifier.[2]

  • Haithem Chelli
  • Hossem Khalifa
  • Mohsen Essid
  • Ahmed Nwachri
  • Nejmeddine Khalifa
  • Chemseddine Khalifa
  • Chadi Jabri
  • Alaeddine Dhif
  • Ahmed Ben Hadj Khalifa
  • Issam Werhani
  • Mohamed Achref Dhif
  • Mohamed Gara Ali

See alsoEdit


  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989)