1968–69 FIRA Nations Cup

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1968–69 Nations Cup
Date 27 October 1968 – 26 May 1969
Countries  Czechoslovakia
 France
 West Germany
 Poland
 Romania
Tournament statistics
Champions  Romania
Matches played 9
1967–1968 (Previous) (Next) 1969–1970

The Nations Cup 1968–69 was the ninth edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams, and fourth with the formula and the name of "Nations Cup".

The tournament was won for the first time by Romania, who won all their four games, including a 15-14 win over France at home.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Romania 4 4 0 0 79 37 42 12
2  France 4 3 0 1 135 35 100 9
3  Czechoslovakia 4 1 1 2 66 71 −5 7
4  West Germany 3 0 0 3 20 44 −24 3
5  Poland 3 0 0 3 19 132 −113 3

Poland and Germany relegated to division 2

  • Results
Point system: try 3 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt, goal from mark 3 pt.
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Poland-Germany not played

27 October 1968
Czechoslovakia XV Czechoslovakia 9 - 18  Romania

5 April 1969
West Germany  6 - 20 France France XV

27 April 1969
France XV France 34 - 14  Czechoslovakia

15 June 1969
Romania  40 - 11  Poland

25 August 1969
Czechoslovakia  25 - 8  Poland

26 October 1969
West Germany  11 - 18  Czechoslovakia

9 November 1969
West Germany  3 - 6  Romania
Konylisy, Hanover

1969
Poland  0 - 67 France France XV

Second Division[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Italy 2 2 0 0 39 3 +36 6
2  Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 25 28 −3 4
3  Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 6 39 −33 2
  • 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)
1 May 1969
Yugoslavia  22 - 6  Bulgaria

Pool 2[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Spain 2 2 0 0 33 11 +22 6
2  Portugal 2 1 0 1 26 21 +5 4
3  Morocco 2 0 0 2 6 33 −27 2
  • Results
Point system: try 3 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt, goal from mark 3 pt.
23 March 1969
Portugal  11 - 15  Spain

13 April 1969
Spain  18 - 0  Morocco

20 April 1969
Morocco  6 - 15  Portugal

Pool 3[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Belgium 1 1 0 0 9 5 +4 3
2  Netherlands 1 0 0 1 5 9 −4 1
  • Results
Point system: try 3 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt, goal from mark 3 pt.
30 March 1969
Belgium  9 - 5  Netherlands

Final Pool[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Italy 2 2 0 0 42 5 37 6
2  Spain 2 1 0 1 46 15 31 4
3  Belgium 2 0 0 2 3 71 −68 2

Italy promoted to division 1

  • 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)
17 May 1969
Spain  41 - 3  Belgium

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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