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The Tunisia national rugby union team is the national team of Tunisia, 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
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UnionTunisian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)نسور قرطاج
(The Carthage Eagles)
Coach(es)South Africa Danie de Villiers
Captain(s)Hedi Souid
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Netherlands  12 - 0  Tunisia
(1 July 1979)
Largest win
Tunisia  52 - 5  Kenya
(20 September 1997)
Largest defeat
 Namibia 118 - 0  Tunisia
(23 June 2018)

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 Serbia & Montenegro, 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
  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
  Algeria 3 1 2 0 33.00 40 37 +3
Total 137 55 78 4 66.79 2004 2575 -571

World Cup RecordEdit

  • 1987 - Not invited.
  • 1991-2019 - Did not qualify.

HonoursEdit

  • Africa Cup Runners-up (4): 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011.

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