Algeria national rugby union team

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Algeria
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Nickname(s) الخُضر "El Khadra" / "Les Verts" (The Greens)

الأفناك (The Fennecs)

محاربي الصحراء (The Desert Warriors)
Ground(s) Stade Ahmed Zabana
Coach(es) Djemaï Tebani, Foudil Youbi and Salah Rebadj
Captain(s) Salim Tebani
Most caps Samir Khamouche (9)
Top scorer Boris Bouhraoua (40)
Most tries Mohamed Khedaria (3)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Tunisia 7–8 Algeria Algeria
(24 February 2007)
Largest win
 Libya 0–50 Algeria Algeria
(26 October 2010)
 Egypt 0–50 Algeria Algeria
(29 October 2010)
Largest defeat
 Tunisia 27-13 Algeria Algeria
(6 June 2012)
World Cup
Appearances None (First in -)
Best result -

The Algeria national rugby union team represents Algeria in rugby union. The team is administered by the Algerian rugby Federation (FAR). The first match they competed in was on the 24th February 2007, in a game in Tunis against the Tunisia national rugby union team (to which Algeria won by 8-7). Almost all current national team players play for clubs in the French championships,however there are some national players who practice the sport in Australia, New Zealand, Romania and England. The first coach of the Algeria national rugby union team was Morad Kellal.

World Cup record

The team has neither qualified for or being invited to any of the Rugby World Cups, because of its relatively recent foundation. Nevertheless, they are expected to enter the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifyings.

Staff

Position Name
Head coach AlgeriaSalim Tebani
Assistant coach AlgeriaDjemai Tebani
General manager AlgeriaAzzouz Aib
President of the Algerian federation (FAR) AlgeriaSofiane Abdelkader Benhassen
Fitness coach AlgeriaNahim Rouabah

Record

Overall

As of 18 December 2015 their record against all nations is as follows:

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 100.00 25 18 +7
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 100.00 50 0 +50
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 100.00 41 5 +36
 Libya 1 1 0 0 100.00 50 0 +50
 Malaysia 1 0 1 0 00.00 11 19 -8
 Tunisia 3 2 1 0 75.00 37 40 -3
Total 9 7 2 0 75.00 214 82 +132

Rugby World Cup

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Year Round P W D L F A P W D L F A
AustraliaNew Zealand 1987 Did not enter Did not enter
United KingdomRepublic of IrelandFrance 1991
South Africa 1995
Wales 1999
Australia 2003
France 2007
New Zealand 2011
England 2015
Japan 2019 To be determined To be determined
2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crescent Cup

Crescent Cup record
Year Round P W D L F A
Malaysia 2015 Second place 3 2 0 1 52 24
Total 1/1 3 2 0 1 52 24

Current squad

Updated: The following players were called up for the friendly match against Tunisia on the 18th December.

# Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Tries Club
14 Samir Khamouche
15 Azzouz Aib
9 Boris Bourahoua
5 Boumedienne Allam 19 November 1979 (36)

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to play for the Algeria squad at least once within the last 24 months.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Tebani, SalimSalim Tebani (c) Hooker (1978-10-11) 11 October 1978 (age 40) France FCS Rumilly


Adjimi, FouadFouad Adjimi ?? France RCA Cergy-Pontoise
Aib, JilaliJilali Aib ?? France SO Millau
Allam, BoumedienneBoumedienne Allam Number 8 (1979-11-19) 19 November 1979 (age 39) France Blagnac SCR
Ameur, MedhiMedhi Ameur ?? France USA Perpignan
Ammar, KaderKader Ammar ?? France Union Bordeaux Bègles
Belhocine, AliAli Belhocine ?? France Stade Domontois
Benhammor, NasserNasser Benhammor ?? France Cahors Rugby
Benhamouda, NabilNabil Benhamouda ?? France CA Brive
Benhassen, AbdelkaderAbdelkader Benhassen ?? France CSM Gennevilliers
Bettayeb, FayçalFayçal Bettayeb ?? France SO Chambéry Rugby
Bouchor, AdelAdel Bouchor ?? France Provence Rugby
Boudi, KarimKarim Boudi ?? France RC Massy
Boukaloua, NadirNadir Boukaloua ?? France Lou RA
Dembri, FouedFoued Dembri ?? France Corbeil XIII
Dougarem, MohamedMohamed Dougarem ?? France Stade Domontois
Helali, MehdiMehdi Helali ?? France US Beaurepaire
Hireche, SaidSaid Hireche ?? France Stade Français


Bouabdallah, DjamelDjamel Bouabdallah ?? France US La Seyne
Ourak, RachidRachid Ourak ?? France USAP 84
Salhi, AbdelkaderAbdelkader Salhi ?? France Stade Français
Yanina, AzizAziz Yanina ?? Ireland Newbridge RFC

See also

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