1978–79 FIRA Trophy

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1978-79 FIRA Trophy
Date 18 November 1978– 4 May 1979
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Poland
 Spain
 Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 15
1977-1978 (Previous) (Next) 1979–1980

The 1977-1978 FIRA Trophy was the 19th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams.

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 5 5 0 0 171 34 +137 15
2  Romania 5 4 0 1 117 33 +84 13
3  Italy 5 2 0 3 71 76 -5 9
4  Soviet Union 5 2 0 3 55 75 -20 9
5  Poland 5 1 0 4 47 100 -53 7
6  Spain 5 1 0 4 31 174 -143 7

Spain relegated to division 2

  • Results
Point system: try 4 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt
Click "show" for more info about match (scorers, line-up etc)
18 November 1978
Italy  9 - 11  Soviet Union

19 November 1978
Poland  9 - 30  Romania

17 December 1978
Italy  35 - 3  Spain

26 November 1978
Spain  7 - 16  Poland


1979
Soviet Union  19 - 7  Poland

18 February 1979
Italy  9 - 15 France France XV

4 March 1979
France XV France 92 - 0  Spain

14 April 1979
Italy  18 - 3  Poland

29 April 1979
Spain  6 - 22  Romania

20 May 1979
Soviet Union  9 - 15  Spain

4 May 1979
Soviet Union  9 - 15  Romania

1979
Poland  12 - 26  France


Second Division[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Morocco 2 2 0 0 56 6 +50 6
2  West Germany 2 1 0 1 24 13 +11 4
3  Switzerland 2 0 0 2 0 61 -61 2
  • Results
28 November 1978
Switzerland  0 - 18  West Germany

24 March 1979
Morocco  43 - 0  Switzerland

8 April 1979
West Germany  6 - 13  Morocco

Pool 2[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 44 14 +30 9
2  Belgium 3 2 0 1 35 16 +19 7
3  Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 18 53 -35 5
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 9 23 -14 3
  • Results
15 October 1978
Sweden  3 - 7  Yugoslavia

1978
Yugoslavia  0 - 20  Belgium

2 December 1978
Yugoslavia  11 - 30  Netherlands

1978
Netherlands  10 - 3  Belgium

5 November 1978
Netherlands  4 - 0  Sweden

7 November 1978
Belgium  12 - 6  Sweden

Finals[edit]

1979
Netherlands  17 - 21  Morocco

Morocco 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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