Norway
Shirt badge/Association crest
UnionNorges Rugbyforbund
Head coachRichard White
CaptainFredrik Skovly
First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current100 (as of 8 August 2022)
First international
Denmark 30–12 Norway
(1979-06-23)
Biggest win
Norway 86–5 Finland
(1 October 1989)
Biggest defeat
Sweden 98–0 Norway
(26 September 1992)

Norway national rugby union team (Norwegian: Norges nasjonale rugbyunionsteam) represents Norway in men's international rugby union competitions, It's a member of the Rugby Europe and plays in Rugby Europe's Conference 2- North Championship.

Norway's once-captain and a rare professional player is Erik Lund, who played until 2010 at lock for Leeds Carnegie. Erik is the brother of England international Magnus Lund, and joined him at Biarritz Olympique in France from autumn 2010. Lund had been unavailable to play for Norway since 2006, however played for Norway in May 2010 against Slovenia.

The national side is ranked 100th in the world (as of 8 August 2022).

Current squad

Norway's Training Squad for the 2016/17 Rugby Europe Conference 2- North Championship. Norway lost to Hungary; 41-7 (32-0), on 22 April in Eztergom. They defeated Estonia, 43-16 (17-13) on 6 May, in Oslo.

Name Position Club Country of Birth
Bastian Fromm Prop Blindern Rugbyklubb Germany
Levan Abramishvili Prop Stavanger Rugbyklubb Georgia (country)
Lloyd Hopkin Prop Bergen Rugbyklubb Australia
Mats Hallerud Prop Blindern Rugbyklubb Norway
Even Syrdahl Ellingsen Hooker Blindern Rugbyklubb Norway
James Buncle Hooker Stavanger Rugbyklubb Norway
Lasse Eri Marthinsen Hooker NTNUI Rugby Norway
Merwan Boughalem Hooker Oslo Rugbyklubb France
Axel Wilhelmsen Lock Stavanger Rugbyklubb Norway
Magnus Andersson Lock Oslo Rugbyklubb Sweden
Martin Skovly Lock Oslo Rugbyklubb Norway
Lars Thorkildsen Flanker Horten Rugbyklubb Norway
Pascal Raclin Flanker Oslo Rugbyklubb France
Andrew Fraser-Smith Number 8 Blindern Rugbyklubb England
Fredrik Skovly Number 8 Oslo Rugbyklubb Norway
Erik Cavan Number 8 GHA RFC Scotland
Charles Henry Francis Pembroke-Birss Halfback Oslo Rugbyklubb Australia
Jon Michael Moulton Halfback Blindern Rugbyklubb Norway
Thierry Davy Halfback Blindern Rugbyklubb France
Adriaan Botha Flyhalf Oslo Rugbyklubb South Africa
Aleksander Næss-Clarke Flyhalf Horten Rugbyklubb Norway
Erlend Høen Laukvik Centre Oslo Rugbyklubb Norway
Espen Høgset Centre Blindern Rugbyklubb Norway
Kristoffer Borsheim Centre Stavanger Rugbyklubb Norway
Mattias Lindqvist Centre NTNUI Rugby Sweden
Thomas Bichard-Breaud Centre Oslo Rugbyklubb Norway
Carlos Rodriguez Wing Stavanger Rugbyklubb Spain
Fredtrik Northun Wing Stavanger Rugbyklubb Norway
Tobias Carcary Nygaard Wing NTNUI Rugby Norway
Francis Ramon James Skaret Hunt Fullback Oslo Rugbyklubb Norway

Overall Record

Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Norway national XV at test level up until 23 October 2021.

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Andorra 2 0 2 0 0%
 Armenia 1 0 1 0 0%
 Austria 10 5 4 1 55%
 Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 100%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 2 0 0 100%
 Bulgaria 5 2 3 0 40%
 Croatia 1 0 1 0 0%
 Denmark 19 1 17 1 5%
 Estonia 2 2 0 0 100%
 Finland 13 9 4 0 67%
 Greece 1 0 1 0 0%
 Hong Kong 1 0 1 0 0%
 Hungary 6 0 6 0 0%
 Israel 5 1 4 0 20%
 Latvia 4 0 4 0 0%
 Lithuania 3 0 3 0 0%
 Luxembourg 5 1 4 0 20%
 Malta 1 0 0 1 0%
 Moldova 1 0 1 0 0%
 Monaco 1 0 1 0 0%
 Poland 1 0 1 0 0%
 Russia 1 0 1 0 0%
 Slovenia 2 0 2 0 0%
 Sweden 7 0 7 0 0%
Total 95 24 68 3 24%

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