1980–81 FIRA Trophy

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1980-81 FIRA Trophy
Date 1 October 1980 – 17 May 1981
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Poland
 Soviet Union
 Spain
Tournament statistics
Champions  Romania
Matches played 15
1979-1980 (Previous) (Next) 1981–1982

The 1980–81 FIRA Trophy was the 21st edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams.

The tournament was won by Romania, who achieved a Grand Slam, defeating all their oponents. Romania had a memorable 15-0 win over France at 23 November 1980, in Bucharest.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Romania 5 5 0 0 157 25 +132 15
2  France 5 4 0 1 129 59 +70 13
3  Italy 5 2 0 3 76 81 -5 9
4  Soviet Union 5 2 0 3 38 87 -49 9
5  Spain 5 1 0 4 98 146 -48 7
6  Poland 5 1 0 4 46 146 -100 7

Spain and Poland 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)
1 October 1980
France A1 France 23 - 10  Soviet Union


9 November 1980
Poland  0 - 33  Romania

16 November 1980
Spain  20 - 25  Poland

22 March 1981
Spain  19 - 40 France France A1

26 April 1981
Spain  6 - 56  Romania

10 May 1981
Soviet Union  7 - 40  Spain

17 May 1981
Soviet Union  10 - 18  Romania
Sparta Stadium, Moscow

1981
Poland  3 - 7  Soviet Union


Second division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  West Germany 4 3 0 1 65 41 +24 10
2  Netherlands 4 3 0 1 58 28 +30 10
3  Tunisia 4 2 0 2 37 61 -24 8
4  Morocco 4 2 0 2 55 29 +26 8
5  Yugoslavia 4 0 0 4 0 56 -56 3

Germany Promoted to division 1

Yugoslavia relegated to division 3

  • Results
16 November 1980
West Germany  13 - 10  Netherlands

14 December 1980
Netherlands  17 - 0  Yugoslavia

30 November 1980
Yugoslavia  0 - 16  West Germany

1980
Tunisia  13 - 10  Morocco


29 March 1981
West Germany  30 - 9  Tunisia

12 April 1981
Morocco  22 - 6  West Germany

25 April 1981
Yugoslavia  0 - 17  Morocco

1981
Morocco  6 - 10  Netherlands


1981
Netherlands  21 - 9  Tunisia



Tunisia  6 – 0
forfait
 Yugoslavia


Third division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Portugal 4 4 0 0 114 33 +81 12
2  Belgium 4 3 0 1 55 24 +31 10
3  Sweden 4 2 0 2 37 30 +7 8
4  Denmark 4 1 0 3 49 115 -66 6
5   Switzerland 4 0 0 4 20 73 -53 4

Portugal promoted to division 2

  • Results
13 September 1980
Denmark  4 - 20  Sweden

18 October 1980
Sweden  0 - 7  Belgium

1 November 1980
Switzerland   4 - 7  Sweden


29 November 1980
Belgium  7 - 0   Switzerland


28 February 1981
Portugal  39 - 0   Switzerland

5 April 1981
Portugal  15 - 7  Belgium

11 April 1981
Switzerland   16 - 20  Denmark

14 April 1981
Belgium  34 - 9  Denmark


15 May 1981
Denmark  16 - 45  Portugal


17 May 1981
Sweden  10 - 15  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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