Venezuela national rugby union team

The Venezuela national rugby union team is classified as a third tier rugby playing nation. They joined the IRB in 1998. They entered the Rugby World Cup qualification matches for the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cup's, but were twice eliminated by Brazil.

Venezuela
Nickname(s)Las Orquídeas
UnionVenezuelan Rugby Federation
Head coachGustavo López
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current76 (as of 16 January 2023)
Lowest78 (23 November 2020)
First international
 Trinidad and Tobago 26 - 23 Venezuela 
(1998-07-01)
Biggest win
 Venezuela 70 - 0 Costa Rica 
(2006-10-14)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 147 - 7 Venezuela 
(2004-05-01)

CoachesEdit

  •   Rex Lawrence
  •   Carlos de Pascual
  •   José Queirel
  •   Graciano Molina
  •   Gustavo López (since July 2012)[1]

Rugby World Cup qualificationEdit

  • 1987 - Did not enter
  • 1991 - Did not enter
  • 1995 - Did not enter
  • 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2007 - Did not qualify
  • 2011 - Did not qualify
  • 2015 - Did not qualify
  • 2019 - Did not qualify

OverallEdit

Against Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
  Argentina 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Brazil 9 1 8 0 11,1%
  Chile 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Chile A 1 0 1 0 0.00
  Colombia 22 8 0 14 36.3%
  Costa Rica 4 4 0 0 100.00
  Ecuador 3 3 0 0 100.00
  Paraguay 4 0 4 0 0.00
  Peru 18 12 6 0 66,7%
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 3 0 0.00
  Uruguay 1 0 1 0 0.00
Total 67 28 39 0 41,79%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venezuela estrena nuevo entrenador de rugby" (in Spanish). CONSUR. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2016.

SourcesEdit