Latvia
UnionLatvian Rugby Federation
Head coachEngland Gary Walker
CaptainEmīls Balodis
Home stadiumDaugava Stadium
Baldone Stadium
First colours
Second colours
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Appearances1 (First in 1993)
Best resultGroup stage (1993)

The Latvia national rugby sevens team is a national rugby sevens side, representing Latvia. They currently play in the Rugby Europe Sevens Trophy tournament.

Latvian rugby received a surprise boost when they qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 1993.[1] At the time, there were only two pitches in the country, both of which spent much of their time under snow.[1]

Tournament history

Rugby World Cup Sevens

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Group Stage 21st 5 0 5 0
Hong Kong 1997 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 2001
Hong Kong 2005 Not eligible
United Arab Emirates 2009
Russia 2013
United States 2018
Total 0 Titles 1/7 5 0 5 0

1993 World Cup Sevens: Pool A

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 South Africa 5 5 0 0 175 43 132 15
 Fiji 5 4 0 1 150 60 90 13
 Wales 5 3 0 2 135 78 57 11
 Japan 5 2 0 3 67 118 -51 9
 Romania 5 1 0 4 44 133 -89 7
 Latvia 5 0 0 5 29 168 -139 5

Results

Time/Date Match Result Venue
16 Apr 1993
Time:10:00
Fiji  42-0  Latvia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
16 Apr 1993
Time:12:02
Romania  22-5  Latvia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
16 Apr 1993
Time:14:00
South Africa  47-5  Latvia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
17 Apr 1993
Time:15:41
Japan  21-12  Latvia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
17 Apr 1993
Time:17:04
Wales  36-7  Latvia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

References

  1. ^ a b Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) p70