Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
UnionRugby Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Head coachErmin Mušinović and Kenan Uzunović
CaptainArmin Vehabović
First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current93 (as of 29 January 2024)
Highest73 (29 July 2019)
First international
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–47 Croatia 
(28 November 1992)
Biggest win
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 59–12 Bulgaria 
(4 October 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Slovenia 77–5 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
(19 May 2007)

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national rugby union team has yet to make its debut at the Rugby World Cup. Bosnia and Herzegovina have been playing international rugby since the early 1990s.

The national side is ranked 93rd in the world, as of 29 January 2024.[1]

History

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan awaiting the ball in a line-out in 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina made their international debut in November 1992 in a match against Croatia, losing 3 points to 47. They also played numerous matches during the late 1990s, including fixtures against Croatia, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Hungary before winning their first international in 2000 against Hungary, winning by one point 13-12.

Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in qualifying for the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, competing in Pool B of Round 1 during 2000-01. They finished fifth in their group (winning two games). They also participated in qualifying tournaments for the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

Current squad

Squad to 2015 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification.[2]

Forwards

  • Semir Ajanović
  • Haris Valjevac
  • Mirsad Fetić
  • Armin Kavazović
  • Edin Pojskić
  • Danijel Keserović
  • Damir Jovanović
  • Haris Oruč
 

Backs

  • Armin Zadić
  • Armin Vehabović (C)
  • Fadil Spahić
  • Sejad Kadić
  • Adi Milak
  • Selmir Glavaš
  • Sabahudin Subašić
 

Reserves

  • Nedžad Garanović
  • Vedran Izić
  • Adis Topalović
  • Nejro Ahmić
  • Senad Turčinović
  • Sedad Tufekčić
  • Adnan Hamzić
  • Zijad Ajkunić

World Cup record

See also

References

  1. ^ "Women's and Men's Rankings". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  2. ^ 2014 European Nations Cup Archived May 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine