Zambia national rugby union team
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Zambia national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union side representing Zambia. They first played in 1975 and now compete on an annual basis in the Africa Cup. They have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.
Rugby union in Zambia is administered by the Zambian Rugby Union. One of the greatest rugby union players of all-time and the world's second most capped international player with 139 caps for Australia, Australian player George Gregan, was born in Lusaka, Zambia in 1973. Springbok Corne Krige was also born in Lusaka, to a white Zambian family.
World Cup Record
Zambia were not invited to the original world cup in 1987 in New Zealand. They did not enter the first two tournaments that were open to qualification in 1991 and 1995. They first attempted to qualify for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. Between then and RWC 2011 qualification attempts have been very unsuccessful, with elimination coming in the 1st Round every time. The most successful attempt was for the RWC 2007 were they got through their group as winners only to be beaten by Senegal in a playoff for a place in Round 2.
|Nation||Games||Won||Lost||Drawn||Percentage of wins|
|Template:Country data KEN||4||1||3||0||25.00%|
|23x15px East Africa||3||1||2||0||33.33%|
|23x15px Ivory Coast||1||0||1||0||0.00%|
- 1987: Not invited
- 1991: Did not enter
- 1995: Did not enter
- 1999: Did not qualify - Eliminated in 1st Round
|26 April 1997||23x15px Zambia||30 - 44||Arabian Gulf||Luanshya, Zambia||N/A|
|17 May 1997||23x15px Botswana||13 - 20||23x15px Zambia||Gaborone, Botswana||N/A|
- 2003: Did not qualify - Eliminated in 1st Round (Group A)
|28 July 2001||23x15px Zambia||25 - 24||23x15px Cameroon||Chingola, Zambia||N/A|
|11 August 2001||23x15px Uganda||21 - 12||23x15px Zambia||Kyadondo, Uganda||N/A|
- 2007: Did not qualify - Eliminated in Round 1a Playoff
Round 1a: Southern Pool
|12 March 2005||23x15px Swaziland||24 - 23||23x15px Zambia||Mbabane, Swaziland||N/A|
|9 April 2005||23x15px Zambia||28 - 24||23x15px Botswana||Lusaka, Zambia||N/A|
Round 1a: Playoff
|28 May 2005||23x15px Senegal||22 - 14||23x15px Zambia||Dakar, Senegal||N/A|
|4 June 2005||23x15px Zambia||6 - 13||23x15px Senegal||Lusaka, Zambia||N/A|
- 2011 - Did not qualify - Eliminated in 1st Round (Group B)
|14 June 2008||23x15px Zambia||18 - 29||23x15px Morocco||Lusaka, Zambia||N/A|
|12 July 2008||23x15px Ivory Coast||32 - 9||23x15px Zambia||Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire||N/A|
- 2015 - Did not qualify - Eliminated in 1st Round (2012 CAR Africa Cup Division 1B)
|22 July 2012||23x15px Botswana||23 - 15||23x15px Zambia||Gaborone, Botswana||N/A|
|28 July 2012||23x15px Ivory Coast||24 - 18||23x15px Zambia||Gaborone, Botswana||N/A|
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