Sri Lanka national rugby union team

The Sri Lankan rugby union team represents Sri Lanka in the sport of Rugby Union. It belongs to the third class strength ( third tier ). So far, the team could not qualify for a world championship itself.


On January 13 1970 played the Sri Lankan national team for the first official match in its history against Thailand, which ended with 18:18.

In qualifying for the Rugby Union World Cup in 1995, the team lost all three games against Japan with 3:67, Malaysia and Taiwan with 18:23 to 9:25 and was eliminated as a result of.

The first round of qualifying for the Rugby Union World Cup in 1999 joined the team first off, after wins against Thailand with 30:15 and 18:15 against Singapore. In the second round First Malaysia was beaten with 37:15. After 27:31 defeat against Taiwan and the second place qualifying was over.

In the first round of qualifying for the Rugby Union World Cup 2003, the team with China and Kazakhstan had to measure, the second game against the Kazakhs with 14:20 was lost. Consequently, it was also the previous victory with 9:7 against China will not help the team and the Sri Lankan selection was eliminated.

The team signed up to qualify for the Rugby Union World Cup 2007. After two wins against Thailand with 48:38 and 34:17 to Singapore with the team was first in the group. In the crucial comparison against the other group winners Kazakhstan Sri Lanka came to a 24:12 victory and a 19:25 defeat and came to the next round, where to but after beating China with 30:0 and 14:45 defeat Hong Kong qualifying was over.

Sri Lanka took part in the first division at the Asian Five Nations 2008. The team finished after a draw against Singapore at 20:20 and one defeat against Taiwan with 23:35 for third place.

By the third place qualified selection of Sri Lanka for the first division of the Asian Five Nations in 2009, with the team back to third place after the semi-final defeat against Taiwan with 24:36 and the 51:17 victory in the third-place match against Thailand occupied.

Results at World Championships

  • World Cup 1987: did not participate
  • World Cup 1991: did not participate
  • World Cup 1995: not qualified
  • World Cup 1999: not qualified
  • World Cup 2003: not qualified
  • World Cup 2007: 2nd qualifying round