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Senegal national rugby union team

Senegal
Union Fédération Sénégalaise de Rugby
Coach(es) Jean-Marc Foucras
Captain(s) Steeve Sargos
Top scorer Steeve Sargos (136)
First international
 Senegal 9-15  Ivory Coast
(1977)
Largest win
 Senegal 59-0
(7 June 2004)
Largest defeat
 South Africa XV 84-5  Senegal
(10 June 2006)

The Senegal national rugby union team represent Senegal in the sport of rugby union. They are ranked as a tier-three nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB). Senegal have thus far not qualified for a Rugby World Cup, but have competed in qualifying tournaments. They also contest the annual Africa Cup.

History

Early internationals were played by Senegal against Côte d'Ivoire. Senegal played a number of internationals in 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, Senegal played in qualifying tournaments for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. They finished first in the final standings of their pool, after defeating Cameroon and Nigeria. Senegal advanced to the play-off, defeating Zambia to advance to Round 1b. However they finished third in their pool in Round 1b after losing to Côte d'Ivoire and Zimbabwe.

Senegal also played in the 2006 Africa Cup. Senegal also missed the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2015 World Cup.

Current squad

World Cup record

  • 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
  • 1991 - 2003 - Did not enter
  • 2007 - 2015 - Did not qualify

See also

External links

  • Senegal on IRB.com
  • Senegal on rugbydata.com


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