Tunisia national rugby union team

The Tunisia national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union nation. They first started competing in 1979 and they competed in the African qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

 Tunisia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)نسور قرطاج
(The Carthage Eagles)
UnionTunisian Rugby Federation
Head coachDanie de Villiers
CaptainHedi Souid
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current38 (as of 04 April 2022)
First international
Netherlands  12 - 0  Tunisia
(1 July 1979)
Biggest win
Tunisia  52 - 5  Kenya
(20 September 1997)
Biggest defeat
 Namibia 118 - 0  Tunisia
(23 June 2018)
World Cup
Appearances0

Tunisia also competes annually in the Africa Cup.

HistoryEdit

Tunisia played their first match on July 1 of 1979 where they faced the Netherlands, losing 12 points to nil. Subsequent matches were played against Yugoslavia, Spain and West Germany.

Tunisia continued to play these sides throughout the early 1980s. Their first win came in 1982, when they beat Portugal, defeating them, 16 points to 13. A period from 1982 through to 1983 saw the team undefeated for a number of games. Tunisia went on to find fair success during the middle of the decade, winning a host of games. Tunisia played some of the stronger rugby union nations towards the end of the decade, for example, Italy, Romania and the United States, though Tunisia lost these matches, they performed well in many.

Tunisia went on to find moderate success throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. They saw similar results through the latter stages of the 1990s, winning a fair amount of their games, they competed mainly against Zimbabwe and the Netherlands among others.

Tunisia participated in round 2 of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Africa qualification.

Tunisia participated for qualification for the 2011 Rugby World Cup again via Africa qualification coming second to Namibia losing 22-10. Therefore, eligible for qualifying via the inter-continental route, Tunisia lost on the first hurdle to Romania 56-13

Overall RecordEdit

Team Mat Won Lost Draw % For Aga Diff
  Algeria 3 1 2 0 33.00 40 37 +3
  Andorra 4 3 1 0 75.00 80 48 +32
 Arabian Gulf 2 1 1 0 50.00 36 34 +2
Barbarians 1 0 1 0 0.00 10 33 -23
  Belgium 8 5 2 1 68.75 119 110 +9
  Cameroon 2 2 0 0 100.00 36 15 +21
  Czech Republic 5 3 2 0 60.00 95 62 +33
  Denmark 1 1 0 0 100.00 19 13 +6
  France 4 0 4 0 0.00 15 200 -185
  French Military 1 0 1 0 0.00 0 58 -58
  Germany 4 2 2 0 50.00 53 58 -5
  Hong Kong 2 1 1 0 50.00 41 34 +7
  Italy 3 0 3 0 0.00 19 60 -41
  Italy A 1 0 1 0 0.00 8 51 -43
  Ivory Coast 8 2 5 1 31.25 75 137 -62
  Kenya 7 3 4 0 42.85 194 141 +53
  Latvia 1 1 0 0 100.00 31 20 +11
  Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 100.00 32 5 +27
  Morocco 20 4 14 2 25.00 212 324 -112
  Namibia 11 3 8 0 42.85 159 368 -212
  Netherlands 5 1 4 0 20.00 53 86 -33
  Poland 5 2 3 0 40.00 75 76 -1
  Portugal 9 6 3 0 66.66 128 120 +8
  Romania 5 1 4 0 20.00 42 189 -147
  Russia 4 0 4 0 0.00 51 78 -27
  Senegal 2 2 0 0 100.00 23 17 +6
  Serbia 5 3 2 0 60.00 108 51 +57
  South Africa Under-23s 1 0 1 0 0.00 15 47 -32
  Spain 5 1 4 0 20.00 51 141 -90
  Spain Under-23s 1 0 1 0 0.00 3 7 -4
  Sweden 1 1 0 0 100.00 25 6 +19
  Switzerland 2 2 0 0 100.00 44 6 +38
  Uganda 2 2 0 0 100.00 79 30 +49
  United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 100.00 18 7 +11
  United States 1 0 1 0 0.00 13 47 -34
  Zimbabwe 5 0 3 2 60.00 77 142 -65
Total 137 55 78 4 66.79 2004 2575 -571

World Cup RecordEdit

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Year Round P W D L F A P W D L F A
   1987 Did not qualify -
    1991 3 2 0 1 41 43
  1995 2 0 0 2 21 25
  1999 4 2 0 2 92 77
  2003 5 3 0 2 99 110
  2007 4 2 0 2 91 67
  2011 7 4 0 3 175 151
  2015 2 1 0 1 56 57
  2019 13 6 0 7 264 581
  2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/9 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 20 0 20 839 1111

Africa Cup RecordEdit

Africa Cup record
Year Round P W D L F A
- 2000 Round 1 2 0 0 2 29 52
- 2001 Round 1 4 0 1 3 28 104
- 2002 Runner-up 4 3 0 1 83 77
- 2003 Round 1 2 0 0 2 0 42
- 2004 Round 1 3 1 0 2 26 28
- 2005 Round 1 2 0 0 2 18 27
- 2006 Round 1 4 2 0 2 91 67
- 2007 Round 1 2 1 0 1 25 22
- 2008-09 Runner-up 6 4 0 2 162 95
- 2010 cancelled
- 2011 Runner-up 1 0 0 1 7 16
- 2012 Round 1 2 0 0 2 38 61
- 2013 Division 1B Runner-up 2 1 0 1 56 57
- 2014 Division 1B winner 2 2 0 0 48 20
- 2015 Division 1A 4th 3 0 0 3 37 87
- 2016 Division 1B winner 3 3 0 0 107 30
- 2017 Gold Cup 4th 5 2 0 3 91 272
- 2018 Gold Cup 4th 5 2 0 3 66 279
- 2019 cancelled
- 2019–20 cancelled
2021-22 Withdrew
Total 20/20 52 21 1 30 912 1336

Current squadEdit

Players called up to Tunisia 2021 Africa Cup preparation squad.

  • Head Coach:
  • Assistant Coach:
  • Assistant Coach:
  • Assistant Coach:

External linksEdit