Portugal national rugby union team

The Portugal national rugby union team (Portuguese: Seleção Portuguesa de Rugby), nicknamed Os Lobos (The Wolves), represents Portugal in men's international rugby union competitions. The team as well as all rugby union in Portugal is administered by the Federação Portuguesa de Rugby. Portugal qualified for their first Rugby World Cup in 2007 where they were grouped in Pool C along with New Zealand, Italy, Romania and Scotland. They are nicknamed Os Lobos, Portuguese for "The Wolves".

Portugal
Nickname(s)Os Lobos (The Wolves)
EmblemPortuguese shield
UnionPortuguese Rugby Federation
Head coachPatrice Lagisquet
CaptainTomás Appleton
Most capsGonçalo Uva (101)
Vasco Uva (101)
Top scorerGonçalo Malheiro (279)
Top try scorerAntónio Aguilar (24)
Home stadiumCampo de Rugby do Jamor
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current20 (as of 13 March 2022)
Highest16 (2005)
Lowest30 (2015, 2016)
First international
 Portugal 5–6 Spain 
(Lisbon, Portugal; 13 April 1935)
Biggest win
 Portugal 93-0 Czech Republic 
(Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, 23 March 2019)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 108–13 Portugal 
(Lyon, France; 15 September 2007)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2007)
Best resultPool stage (2007)
Websitefpr.pt

Portugal have experienced modest success in recent years. They have qualified to the 2007 World Cup in France and although they lost all their matches they managed to score one try in all their games and led the score against Romania until the late minutes. Portugal were the surprise winners of the 2003–04 European Nations Cup, but though they could only finish third in the following event. The national side is ranked 17th in the world (as of 8th February 2022).


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