Sweden

Sweden is one of Europe’s most consistent teams. They’ve won four and have medaled at seven consecutive European Championships. Team Sweden likes to control the pace of their matches and is known for their pinpoint passing and strong execution.

History at the Canada Cup 

Sweden have participated in 5 Canada Cups and have finished as high as fourth.
2016: 6th 2014: 6th
2012: 6th  2010: 4th
2006: 6th

Team Highlights

2017: 2nd - European Championships, Koblenz, Germany
2016: 6th - Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015: 2nd - European Championships, Pajulahti, Finland
2014: 7th - World Championships, Odense, Denmark
2013: 1st - European Championships, Antwerp, Belgium
2012: 6th - Paralympic Games, London, Great Britain
2011: 1st - European Championships, Notwill, Switzerland

 

Team Staff

Head Coach: Benoit Labreque
Assistant Coach: Krisstifor Wistrom
Team Manager: Brit-Marie Mattson
Team Staff (Equipment): Bo Asp
Team Staff (Support): Ali Alhamzah
Team Staff (Support): Niklas Larsson

Team Roster

#23: Alfredo Alvarez Romero

Age: 36
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Stockholm
On National Team Since: 2002
Club Team: Nacka Spiders
Favorite Rugby Memory:
2002 World Championship

#9: Conrad Hilderbrand

Age: 23
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Stockholm
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Nacka Spiders

#22: Tomas Hjert

Age: 28
Class: 2.5
Hometown: Stockholm
Club Team: Nacka Spiders
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning the semifinal against Denmark at the 2015 European Championship.

#13: Stefan Jansson

Age: 33
Class: 1.0
Hometown: Stockholm
On National Team Since: 2005
Club Team: Koping Hillbilies
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Gold medal at 2011 European Championships

#3: Fredrik Johnson

Age: 23
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Uppsala
On National Team Since: 2017
Club Team: Norbacka HIF

#7: Roger Lindberg

Age: 46
Class: 2.0
Hometown: Koping
Club Team: Koping Hillbilies
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning gold at the 2013 European Championship in Belgium.

#6: Tobias Sandberg

Age: 33
Class: 3.5
Hometown: Malmo
Club Team: Koping Hillbilies
Favorite Rugby Memory:
Winning against Canada at the 2010 World Championship.

#4: Lars Vernerud

Age: 35
Class: 1.5
Hometown: Stockholm
Club Team: Koping Hillbilies
Favorite Rugby Memory:
The first match in Rio.