1972–73 FIRA Nations Cup

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1972-73 Nations Cup
Date 27 November 1972 - 3 June 1973
Countries  France
 Morocco
 Romania
 Spain
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 6
1971-1972 (Previous) (Next) 1973–1974

The Nations Cup 1972-73 was the 13th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams, and eight (and last) with the formula and the name of "Nations Cup".

The tournament was won by France

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 3 3 0 0 118 35 83 9
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 91 37 54 7
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 56 55 1 5
4  Morocco 3 0 0 3 24 162 -138 3
  • Results
Point system: try 4 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)
3 March 1973
Morocco  6 - 73 France France B

11 March 1973
Morocco  9 - 20  Spain

14 April 1973
Romania  16 - 13  Spain

20 April 1973
Romania  69 - 9  Morocco

3 June 1973
Spain  23 - 30 France France B

Second Division[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

8 October 1972
Poland  23 - 9  Czechoslovakia

7 April 1973
Czechoslovakia  6 - 16  Poland

  • Aggregate: 'Poland 39- Czechoslovakia 15

Pool 2[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Portugal 2 1 1 0 12 9 3 5
2  Italy 2 1 0 1 19 21 -2 4
3  Yugoslavia 2 0 1 1 15 16 -1 3
  • Results
Point system: try 4 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)
8 April 1973
Yugoslavia  3 - 3  Portugal

Final[edit]

22 April 1973
Poland  35 - 13  Portugal

13 May 1973
Portugal  13 - 3  Poland

  • Aggregate: Poland 38 - Portugal 26
  • Poland 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).

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