1965–66 FIRA Nations Cup

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1965–66 Nations Cup
Date 17 October 1965 – 6 November 1966
Countries  France
 Romania
 Italy
 West Germany
 Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 6
1954 (Previous) (Next) 1966–1967

The Nations Cup 1965–66 was the sixth edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams and was the first with this name. After the 1954 European Cup, the FIRA didn't organized any championship. During the 1964 general assembly in The Hague, it was decided to organize a tournament as a league championship. The teams would be divided in two divisions, with a process of promotion and relegation. The first edition was played between 1965–66.[1] Normally Italy, France and Romania played against each other regularly in "test match" so it was easy to arrange this kind of tournament.

First division[edit]

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 4 4 0 0 73 21 52 8
2  Italy 4 2 1 1 17 24 −7 5
3  Romania 4 1 1 2 21 28 −7 3
4  West Germany 4 1 1 2 42 26 16 3
5  Czechoslovakia 4 0 1 3 27 81 −54 1

Results[edit]

Point system–Try:3 pt, Conversion:2 pt, Penalty kick:3 pt, drop:3 pt, Goal from mark:3 pt
Click "show" for more info about match (scorers, line-up etc).
17 October 1965
West Germany  25–6  Czechoslovakia

14 November 1965
West Germany  8–9  Romania

10 April 1966
France B France 8–6  West Germany

8 May 1966
Czechoslovakia  12–36 France France B
Kobylisy, Praha

29 May 1966
Czechoslovakia  9–9  Romania

Second division[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

27 March 1966
Spain  3–9  Portugal

27 March 1966
Belgium  9–3  Netherlands

Final[edit]

24 April 1966
Belgium  3–3  Portugal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Volpe-Vecchiarelli, pg 114

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Valerio Vecchiarelli (2000), 2000 Italia in Meta, Storia della nazionale italiana di rugby dagli albori al Sei Nazioni, GS Editore (2000) ISBN 88-87374-40-6
  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999).

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