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, who swept all their three games, with Romania, Spain and Morocco.

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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