Spain women's national rugby union team

The Spanish rugby union team of women representing Spain in the sport of Rugby Union. For the organization of the National Association Federación Española de Rugby is responsible. Spain women have participated in the World Championships four times. From 2000 to 2006 they also took part in the Five or Six Nations. When organized by the FIRA -AER European Championships the Spaniards won three times so far the title.

  • 2.1 Rugby Union World Championships
  • 2.2 Five - and Six Nations
  • 2.3 Rugby Union Championships
  • 3.1 results 3.1.1 World Cup
  • 3.1.2 IRB Women's Sevens World Series
  • 3.1.3 European


Early years (1989 - 2000)

The first women's rugby teams originated in Spain in the late 1970s, at the beginning, especially in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​where CD or INEF Arquitectura Barcelona pioneered. However, the first official performance of the national team of women was only on 2 May 1989 on the stage, as the Spaniards in the French Boé met the team of France, the meeting ended with 28:0 for the hosts. At the first World Cup the Iberians inside already took part in 1991 in Wales and were able to finish the tournament in sixth place. Four years later, the Spaniards had to cancel for financial reasons their participation shortly before the tournament starts. When first recognized by the Continental Association FIRA -AER European Women you won, after victories against Italy and France, surprisingly the title. In 1998, Spain again took part in the World Championships and secured the seventh place.

Inclusion in the Five Nations (2000 - 2006)

In 2000 the national team, was due to the good results at the World and European Championships, as the fifth team in the Five Nations, the equivalent of the Six Nations of the men included, where you replaced the team of Ireland. At the very first competition could Scotland and Wales behind and finished the tournament in third place, a result that could be repeated in the following year. The 2002 World Championship, which was held in Barcelona, ​​the team finished in eighth place and a year later succeeded again by victories against Italy and France, the second European Championship title. In 2006, Spain, for the fourth time in a World Cup finals, this time was reached, after defeats against Scotland and host Canada, and wins against Kazakhstan and Samoa, only ninth.

Exclusion from the Six Nations (since 2007)

As of the 2007 season, Spain was excluded from the Six Nations. As justification gave the organizers that they wanted to align the tournament with respect to the participating nations to that of men, which is why from now on Spain was replaced by Italy, although the Iberians were able to win all five official matches against this for themselves at this time. As a consequence, the results of the national subsided, between 2007 and 2009 reached Spain no longer the final of the European Championship and also qualified for the World Cup finals in 2010 did not succeed the first time. Only the European Championship 2010 brought a feeling of success again. After defeated, among others, France in the group stage, the national team reached the final, where you just hit the Italians, who had become Erzrivalinnen since the loss of the Six Nations launch site. Spain won the final game with 31:13, picked for the third time in the history of the European Championship title and won both the eighth game from as many matches against the Azurre.

In qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, the Spaniards put confident with 55:0 against Sweden, 78:0 against the Netherlands and 38:7 in the decisive match against Italy through and thus secured themselves a spot in the final.


Rugby Union World Championships

Five - and Six Nations

Spain in 2000 was added to what was then the Five Nations Championship, where they met England, France, Wales and Scotland. As of 2002, Ireland was added and the tournament became the Six Nations. 2007 Spain was replaced by Italy.

Rugby Union Championships

1998 and 2009 took place no European Championship. 2002, 2005 and 2006 did not take the Six Nations (then England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Spain) at the European championships.

Sevens Rugby

7- Rugby (Spanish: rugby a siete or the seven ) is a variant of rugby union, which is, however, disputed with only seven instead of fifteen players per team. In Spain, this was particularly widespread in amateur tournaments around the country. However, a boost Sevens Rugby received by the inclusion in the program of the 2016 Olympic Games. Similarly as in the Fifteen rugby national team of women is also in the Sevens Rugby successful than that of men. Ladies of Spain qualified for the first and only 7- Rugby World Cup, which was held in Dubai in 2009. Although Spain won the preliminary round group, but had to be in the quarter- final against South Africa defeated and finally finished in seventh place. In European Championships was in both 2003, by a 21:12 final win against France, and in 2010, won by a 28:12 against the Dutch women, the title, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2012 reached the Spaniards in second place behind England and 2007 secured it by a 10-0 in the match for third place against Wales the bronze medal.


World cup

IRB Women's Sevens World Series