Armenia Հայաստան
UnionRugby Federation of Armenia
Emblem(s)Mount Ararat
Ground(s)Abovyan City Stadium
Coach(es)Armenia Laurent Hairabetian (player-coach)
Captain(s)Alain Tchurukdichian
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Armenia Armenia 36 – 6 Norway 
(2 June 2004)
Largest win
Armenia Armenia 48 – 0 Israel 
(5 June 2004)
Largest defeat
 Andorra 36 – 10 Armenia Armenia
(21 March 2009)

The Armenian national rugby union team began playing in the European Nations Cup in 2004. However, Rugby Europe suspended the Rugby Federation of Armenia in November 2014 due to inactivity.[1]

The team had been unexpectedly strong due to the large Armenian diaspora in France (as well as other traditionally strong rugby nations). So the team has drawn many players, coaches, and trainers from this experienced pool. The team was undefeated since debuting in European competition in 2004 until 1 October 2006, when they lost to Switzerland 16–29 in Vienne (France). The coach is Laurent Hairabetian. Prior to that loss they had won ten tests in a row progressing up the FIRA-AER divisions until reaching Division 3A in the European Nations Cup tournament.

Record

Overall

Against Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
 Andorra 3 2 1 0 66.66
 Belgium 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Denmark 2 2 0 0 100.00
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Israel 3 3 0 0 100.00
 Lithuania 2 1 1 0 50.00
 Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Norway 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Serbia 5 3 2 0 60.00
 Slovenia 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Sweden 2 1 1 0 50.00
  Switzerland 5 2 3 0 40.00
Total 28 20 8 0 71.42

Undefeated streak (2004–2006)

2006–2008 European Nations Cup

Date Match Location Result
30 September 2006 Armenia – Switzerland Vienne 16–29
21 October 2006 Sweden – Armenia Helsingborg 24–0
7 April 2007 DenmarkArmenia Odense 3–11
1 September 2007 Armenia – Sweden Bourgoin-Jallieu 16–12
6 October 2007 Armenia – Switzerland Nyon 28–15
12 April 2008 Armenia – Denmark Abovyan 24–13
10 May 2008 ArmeniaSerbia Abovyan 25–0
12 April 2008 Armenia – Serbia Belgrade 8–19

FIRA-AER, ENC Division 3A standings[2]

  MJ V N D Diff Pts
1. Sweden 8 7 0 1 87 22
2. Armenia 8 5 0 3 13 18
3. Switzerland 8 4 0 4 24 16
4. Serbia 8 2 1 5 −69 13
5. Denmark 8 1 1 6 −55 11

See also

References

  1. ^ "World Rugby gives Cyprus warm welcome but Armenia and Greece the cold shoulder |". Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ Official website of the FIRA-AER Archived 20 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine