1971–72 FIRA Nations Cup

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1971-72 Nations Cup
Date 11 December 1971- 21 May 1972
Countries  Czechoslovakia
 France
 Morocco
 Romania
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 6
1970-1971 (Previous) (Next) 1972–1973

The Nations Cup 1971-72 was the 12th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams, and seventh with the formula and the name of "Nations Cup".

The tournament was won by France, who swept all their matches.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 3 3 0 0 171 18 153 9
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 92 40 52 7
3  Morocco 3 1 0 2 30 133 -103 5
4  Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 9 111 -102 3

Czechoslovakia 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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30 January 1972
Morocco  3 - 72 France France XV

22 April 1972
France XV France 68 - 3  Czechoslovakia

27 April 1972
Czechoslovakia  3 - 21  Morocco

2 May 1972
Romania  58 - 6  Morocco

21 May 1972
Czechoslovakia  3 - 22  Romania

Second Division[edit]

Point system: try 3 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt, goal from mark 3 pt.
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  • Semifinals
20 February 1972
Italy  0 - 0  Portugal

2 April 1972
Portugal  7 - 15  Italy

  • Aggregate; Italy 15 - Portugal 7
5 December 1971
Spain  26 - 4  Yugoslavia

30 April 1972
Yugoslavia  7 - 21  Spain

  • Aggregate; Spain 47 - Yugoslavia 11
  • Final
14 May 1972
Spain  10 - 0  Italy

21 May 1972
Italy  6 - 6  Spain

  • Aggregate; Spain 16 - Italy 6
  • Spain promoted to division 1

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scoring through the ages". RugbyFootballHistory.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ John Griffits. "Goals from marks, numbering of players and Sunday internationals". www.espnscrum.com. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 

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