Paraguay national rugby union team

The Paraguay national rugby team is governed by the Paraguayan Rugby Union. They compete regularly in the South American Rugby Championship, but have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

Nickname(s)Los Yakares (The Alligators)
UnionUnión de Rugby del Paraguay
Head coachRaúl Pérez
Top scorerClaudio Ninho
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current46 (as of 23 November 2020)
Biggest win
 Venezuela 7 – 94 Paraguay 
(28 September 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Paraguay 0 – 152 Argentina 
(1 May 2002)
World Cup

Paraguay had the unenviable position on 1 May 2002, of being beaten by Argentina A by 152–0.[1] In July of the same year, Japan beat Taiwan by an identical margin – 155–3, but unlike Paraguay, Taiwan scored some points in their match.[1]

In the past Paraguay was regularly the 4th team in South American rugby, behind Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. However, in the late 2000s, at both Junior and Senior Levels, Brazil came to compete with and beat Paraguay, relegating Paraguay to 5th place in South America.

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