Ivory Coast national rugby union team

The Ivorian rugby union team represents the Ivory Coast in the sport of Rugby Union. She qualified for the 1995 World Cup, where they lost all the games in the preliminary round.


The Ivorian rugby union was founded in March 1990 and received by the International Rugby Board. In the 1995 World Cup, there were three defeats, particularly the 0:89 against Scotland showed the distance between Ivorians and the best teams in the world. In recent years, the Ivory Coast has slipped further in the IRB world rankings due to small player base down and no longer belongs to the largest African contenders for a place in the World Cup.

The World Cup game against Tonga in 1995 was overshadowed by the serious accident of the Ivorian player Max Brito, the injuries to the cervical spine drew upon and since then sitting in a wheelchair.


Results at World Championships

  • World Cup 1987: did not participate
  • World Cup 1991: not qualified
  • World Cup 1995: Preliminary Round ( no win )
  • World Cup 1999: not qualified
  • World Cup 2003: not qualified
  • World Cup 2007: 2nd qualifying round