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Austrian Rugby Federation

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Sport  Rugby union
WR affiliation  1992
President  Andreas Schwab
Founded  1990
FIRA affiliation  1990
Men's coach  Gael Mouysset (2007–)
Austrian Rugby Federation

The Austrian Rugby Federation (German: Österreichischer Rugby Verband) is the governing body for rugby union in Austria.


The first documented game of rugby played in Austria occurred on April 14, 1912. The sport was being brought to Austria by two Englishmen hoping to expand the sports base. It was over sixty years, however, before rugby union took hold in Austria.

The ÖRV was founded in 1990 and joined the International Rugby Board in 1992.

Vienna Celtic RFC was founded in 1978 and was the first rugby union club founded in Austria.

List of Presidents

  • Thomas Gabriel (2001–2003)
  • Paul Duteil (2003-2007)
  • Andreas Schwab (2007-present)
  • List of Vice Presidents

  • Wolfgang Roehrer (2003-2007)
  • Renee Carmine-Jones (2007-present)
  • General Secretary

  • Alexandra Langer-Hansel (2003-present)
  • National League Coordinator

  • Martin Puchinger (2008-present)
  • Women's Rugby Development Officer

  • Renee Carmine-Jones (2003-present)
  • Training & Education Coordinator

  • Renee Carmine-Jones (2007-present)
  • References

    Austrian Rugby Federation Wikipedia

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