Austrian Rugby Federation
Österreichischer Rugby Verband
Austria rugby logo.png
SportRugby union
Founded1990 (1990)
World Rugby affiliation1992
FIRA affiliation1990
PresidentAndreas Schwab
Men's coachGael Mouysset (2007–)
Women's coachRene Carmine Jones
Sevens coachSouth Africa Johann Trojer

The Austrian Rugby Federation (German: Österreichischer Rugby Verband) is the governing body for rugby union in Austria.

The first documented game of rugby played in Austria occurred on April 14, 1912. The sport was being brought to Austria by two Englishmen hoping to expand the sports base. It was over sixty years, however, before rugby union took hold in Austria.[1]

Vienna Celtic RFC was founded in 1978 and was the first rugby union club founded in Austria. The ÖRV was founded in 1990 and joined the International Rugby Board in 1992.

List of presidents

List of vice presidents

General secretary

National league coordinator

Women's rugby development officer

Training and education coordinator

See also


  1. ^, tohen interaction -. "Rugby Austria: Aktuelle News, Spieltermine und Ergebnisse". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 28 June 2016.