1966–67 FIRA Nations Cup

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1966-67 Nations Cup
Date 27 November 1966 - 26 May 1967
Countries  France
 Romania
 Italy
 Portugal
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 6
1965-1966 (Previous) (Next) 1967–1968

The Nations Cup 1966-67 was the seventh edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams, and second with the formula and the name of "Nations Cup". The Tournament was won by France, who swept all their matches, with Romania, Italy and Portugal. Portugal, who had the chance to play with the three best teams from Continental Europe, achieved an honourable 6-3 loss to Italy, but, having lost all their matches, were relegated. France didn't awarded caps in their 56-14 win over Portugal abroad.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 3 3 0 0 125 30 95 6
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 73 18 55 4
3  Italy 3 1 0 2 22 87 -65 2
4  Portugal 3 0 0 3 23 108 -85 0

Portugal relegated to second division

  • Results
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)
14 May 1967
Portugal  14 - 56 France France XV
University Stadium, Lisbon

28 May 1967
Portugal  6 - 46  Romania
University Stadium, Lisbon

Second division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 31 13 18 6
2  Spain 3 2 0 1 25 14 11 4
3  Morocco 2 0 0 2 0 9 -9 0
4  Netherlands 2 0 0 2 10 30 -20 0

Czechoslovakia promoted in first division

  • Results

Marocco-Netherlands not played

26 November 1966
Czechoslovakia  16 - 5  Netherlands

9 April 1967
Spain  3 - 0  Morocco

23 April 1967
Netherlands  5 - 14  Spain

30 April 1967
Morocco  0 - 6  Czechoslovakia

5 May 1967
Spain  8 - 9  Czechoslovakia

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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