Journals

Conferences

Open Access Articles- Top Results for East Germany national rugby union team

East Germany national rugby union team

Template:Infobox rugby team

The East Germany national rugby union team was the representative side of East Germany in rugby union during the country's existence from 1949 to 1990.

East Germany internationals

East Germany played its first rugby international in 1951 in Bucharest against the Romanians, losing 26-64. The East Germans played against mostly Eastern Bloc countries, but they did play Netherlands (once), Sweden (three times), Denmark (twice) and Luxembourg (once). Their one game against Luxembourg also happened to be their last, taking place shortly before the reunification of Germany in 1990. Despite requests from its West German counterpart, the East German rugby body, DTSB, refused to permit an international against West Germany to take place and the two teams never played each other over their 40-year history.

Internationals
Country First Played Games Won Drew Lost
23x15px Romania 1951 14 0 1 13
23x15px Czechoslovakia 1956 16 3 2 11
23x15px Netherlands 1958 1 1 0 0
23x15px Poland 1958 13 2 1 10
23x15px Sweden 1964 3 3 0 0
23x15px Denmark 1964 2 2 0 0
23x15px Bulgaria 1976 14 9 0 5
23x15px Soviet Union 1978 2 0 0 2
23x15px Yugoslavia 1978 1 0 0 1
23x15px Hungary 1990 1 1 0 0
23x15px Luxembourg 1990 1 0 0 1
Overall 68 21 4 43

The team did not compete in the FIRA championship but did take part in a number of four-nation tournaments: 1961 in Brno, 1964 in Malmö, 1978, 1979 and 1983 in Bulgaria (Varna and Nesebar).

GDR Coaches

The coaches of the GDR national team were the following:

Term Name
1951–1972 Erwin Thiesies
1972–1983 Dr. Detlef Krüger
1983–1985 Gerhard Schubert
1985–1990 Rüdiger Tanke
1990 Peter Gellert


Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found.