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Venezuela national rugby union team

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Venezuela national rugby union team

Union Federación Venezolana de Rugby
Nickname(s) La Vinotinto
Coach(es) Gustavo Lopez
Captain(s) Luis Zamora
First international
26 - 23 Venezuela 
Largest win
 Venezuela 70 - 0 Costa Rica 
Largest defeat
 Argentina 147 - 7 Venezuela 

Venezuela is a third tier rugby playing nation. They joined the IRB in 1998. They entered the Rugby World Cup qualification matches for Australia 2003 and France 2007, but were twice eliminated by Brazil.

Current Squad

Squad to the 2012 South American Championship

  • José Albornoz (Caballeros)
  • Carlos Barbosa (Caballeros) Vice-Captain
  • Pablo Barboza (Caballeros)
  • Carlos Caraza (UCV)
  • Víctor Castro (Nomadas)
  • Leonardo Faría (Maracaibo)
  • Víctor Gallegos (SC Frankfurt 1880, Germany)
  • José Gastello (Dorados)
  • Daniel Jaramillo (Nomadas)
  • César Lameda (Maracaibo)
  • Alejandro Martínez (Valencia, Spain)
  • Gerardo Mohamad (UCV)
  • Diego Ortiz (Caballeros)
  • Carlos Patiño (Belgrano Athletic, Argentina)
  • Sergio Pulido (Caballeros)
  • Harry Ramos (Guerreros)
  • Pedro Reañez (Dorados)
  • Luis Romero (Cabimas)
  • Carlos Salas (Maracaibo) Vice-Captain
  • Rodrigo Salas (Maracaibo)
  • Carlos Soler (Maracaibo)
  • Robert Torres (Maracaibo)
  • Luis Vásquez (Heidelberger RK, Germany)
  • Luis Zamora (UCV) (captain)

Head Coach: Gustavo Lopez


  • Rex Lawrence
  • Carlos de Pascual
  • Jose Queirel
  • Gustavo Lopez

Rugby World Cup qualification

  • 1987 - Did not enter
  • 1991 - Did not enter
  • 1995 - Did not enter
  • 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - Did not qualify
  • 2007 - Did not qualify
  • 2011 - Did not qualify
  • 2015 - Did not qualify

See also



  • (Spanish) Federación Venezolana de Rugby - Official Site

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