1973–74 FIRA Trophy

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1973-74 Fira Trophy
Date 11 November 1973 - 19 May 1974
Countries  France
 Morocco
 Poland
 Romania
 Spain
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 9
1972-1973 (Previous) (Next) 1974–1975

The 1973-1974 FIRA Trophy was the 14th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams, and first with the formula and the name of "FIRA Trophy".

The tournament was won by France, with a Grand Slam. Romania finished in the 2nd place, with a single loss, and Spain in the 3rd place, with two wins and two losses. Italy won the Second Division, earning the right to return to the First Division for the following season.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 4 4 0 0 82 16 +66 12
2  Romania 4 3 0 1 68 31 +37 10
3  Spain 4 2 0 2 42 35 +7 8
4  Poland 3 1 0 2 14 30 -16 5
5  Morocco 4 0 0 4 12 106 -94 4
  • Poland and Marocco relegated to division 2
  • 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)
  • France-Poland not played (Poland forfait)
28 February 1974
Spain  7 - 15 France France XV

3 March 1974
Morocco  9 - 22  Romania

10 March 1974
France XV France 54 - 3  Morocco

31 March 1974
Spain  22 - 0  Morocco

14 April 1974
Romania  20 - 6  Poland

28 April 1974
Morocco  0 - 8  Poland

12 May 1974
Poland  0 - 4  Spain
Konylisy, Poznan

19 May 1974
Romania  20 - 9  Spain

Second Division[edit]

Portugal withdraw after two match, due the political situation after the Carnation Revolution

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Italy 4 3 1 0 55 23 +32 11
2  Czechoslovakia 4 2 2 0 47 12 +35 10
3  West Germany 4 2 1 1 56 40 +16 9
4  Yugoslavia 4 1 0 3 18 83 -65 5
5  Portugal 2 1 0 1 19 37 -18 4

Italy and Czechoslovakia promoted to division 2

  • 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)
21 October 1973
Czechoslovakia  32 - 3  Yugoslavia

4 November 1973
Italy  3 - 3  Czechoslovakia

11 November 1973
Yugoslavia  7 - 25  Italy

10 February 1974
Portugal  3 - 11  Italy

7 April 1974
West Germany  20 - 10  Portugal

1 May 1974
Yugoslavia  8 - 20  West Germany

5 May 1974
Italy  16 - 10  West Germany

26 May 1974
West Germany  6 - 6  Czechoslovakia

1974
Czechoslovakia  6 - 0
Portugal withdraw
 Portugal


1974
Yugoslavia  6 - 0
Portugal withdraw
 Portugal


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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