Cyprus rugby union team

Cyprus national rugby union team

Flag of Cyprus.svg
Union Cyprus Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) The Moufflons
Emblem(s) Mouflon
President Johny Stavrinou
Coach(es) WalesPaul Shanks, England Carlton Douglas (Assistant)
Captain(s) Tony Thoma
Most caps Tony Thoma, George Agathocleous (15)
Top scorer Marcus Holden (138)
Most tries George Agathocleous (14)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Cyprus Cyprus 39 - 3 Greece Greece
Largest win
Cyprus Cyprus 70 - 10 Finland
Worst defeat
Israel Israel 23 - 14 Cyprus Cyprus

The Cyprus National Rugby Union Team known as "The Moufflons" is the representative side of Cyprus in rugby union. Their nickname is "The Moufflons" after a kind of horned sheep.


Home grounds

Until March 2010, Cyprus did not have a National Stadium, due to the poor recognition of the government they did not supply a stadium. Cyprus first international was played in Paphos at Kiniras Sports ground. Then a further game at the same ground in the ENC 3D tournament against Slovakia. They then moved the British Army base playing their games at Happy Valley in Episkopi. Now the national stadium has been recognised as Pafiako Stadium which is situated in the centre of Paphos. It holds a capacity of 10,000.

Cyprus Sevens

International record

In nearly four years of international competition, Cyprus have managed to lose only one match, the promotion/relegation playoff away to Israel.

Cyprus are not a full member of the IRB, so none of their international matches count towards the IRB World Rankings.


Current squad

Head Coach: Paul Shanks
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.


See also

External links

Retrieved from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus_national_rugby_union_team