1979–80 FIRA Trophy

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1979-80 FIRA Trophy
Date 30 September 1979 – 28 May 1980
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Morocco
 Poland
 Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 15
1978-1979 (Previous) (Next) 1980–1981

The 1979–1980 FIRA Trophy was the 20th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams.

The tournament was won by France, who achieved a Grand Slam.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 5 5 0 0 169 32 +137 15
2  Romania 5 3 0 2 142 86 +56 11
3  Italy 5 3 0 2 87 54 +33 11
4  Soviet Union 5 3 0 2 80 81 -1 11
5  Poland 5 1 0 4 56 171 -115 7
6  Morocco 5 0 0 5 37 147 -110 5

Morocco 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)
30 September 1979
Poland  3 - 13  Italy

28 October 1979
Soviet Union  9 - 0  Italy

18 November 1979
Romania  49 - 15  Poland

22 December 1979
Italy  34 - 6  Morocco

1980
Soviet Union  54 - 10  Poland

3 February 1980
Morocco  4 - 33 France France XV

17 February 1980
France A1 France 46 - 9  Italy

27 April 1980
Poland  28 - 13  Morocco

30 April 1980
Romania  41 - 11  Morocco

11 May 1980
Romania  23 - 6  Soviet Union

15 May 1980
Poland  0 - 42 France France XV

18 May 1980
Soviet Union  7 - 18 France France XV

1980
Morocco  3 - 11  Soviet Union

Second division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Spain 4 4 0 0 101 33 +68 12
2  Yugoslavia 4 2 1 1 33 41 -8 9
3  Netherlands 4 2 0 2 37 44 -7 8
4  West Germany 4 1 1 2 26 39 -13 7
5  Sweden 4 0 0 4 35 75 -40 4

Spain Promopted to division 1

Sweden relgated to division 3

  • Results
20 October 1979
Sweden  4 - 10  West Germany

4 November 1979
Netherlands  12 - 0  Sweden

25 November 1979
West Germany  0 - 13  Spain

16 December 1979
Yugoslavia  10 - 6  Netherlands

22 December 1979
Spain  25 - 3  Yugoslavia

30 March 1980
Netherlands  16 - 10  West Germany

28 April 1980
Spain  24 - 3  Netherlands

3 May 1980
West Germany  6 - 6  Yugoslavia

17 May 1980
Yugoslavia  14 - 4  Sweden

9 June 1980
Sweden  27 - 39  Spain

Third Division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Tunisia 2 2 0 0 30 20 +10 6
2  Belgium 2 1 0 1 59 19 +40 4
3  Denmark 2 0 0 2 21 71 -50 2
  • Results
14 October 1979
Belgium  52 - 8  Denmark

3 February 1980
Belgium  7 - 11  Tunisia

3 May 1980
Denmark  13 - 19  Tunisia


Tunisia promoted to division 2

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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