1981–82 FIRA Trophy

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1981-82 FIRA Trophy
Date 25 October 1981 – 22 May 1982
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Soviet Union
 West Germany
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 10
1980-1981 (Previous) (Next) 1982–1983

The 1981–82 FIRA Trophy was the 22nd edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams.

The tournament was won by France. The first division number of teams was reduced to five teams, instead of the previous six.

First division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 4 3 1 0 105 53 +52 11
2  Italy 4 2 1 1 75 52 +23 9
3  Romania 4 2 0 2 102 59 +43 8
4  Soviet Union 4 0 2 2 32 50 -18 6
5  West Germany 4 1 0 3 43 143 -100 6

No relegations

  • 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)
25 October 1981
Soviet Union  12 - 12  Italy
1 November 1981
West Germany  10 - 7  Soviet Union

29 November 1981
Italy  23 - 0  West Germany

21 February 1982
France A1 France 25 - 19  Italy

21 March 1982
West Germany  15 - 53 France France A1

4 April 1982
Romania  60 - 18  West Germany

9 May 1982
Romania  18 - 3  Soviet Union

22 May 1982
Soviet Union  10 - 10 France France A1

Second division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Morocco 5 5 0 0 54 17 +37 15
2  Poland 5 4 0 1 108 37 +71 13
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 70 66 +4 10
4  Netherlands 5 1 0 4 51 76 -25 7
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 62 124 -62 7
6  Tunisia 5 1 0 4 32 57 -25 7

Morocco Promoted to division 1

Tunisia relegated to division 3

  • Results
4 October 1981
Netherlands  9 - 19  Poland

1 November 1981
Morocco  6 - 3  Poland

1 July 1982
Morocco  6 - 4  Tunisia

1982
Netherlands  3 - 10  Morocco

21 February 1982
Morocco  6 - 0
withdraw
 Spain


7 March 1982
Spain  25 - 12  Netherlands

21 March 1982
Portugal  7 - 26  Morocco

28 March 1982
Portugal  13 - 32  Spain

17 April 1982
Portugal  13 - 16  Tunisia

25 April 1982
Netherlands  12 - 16  Portugal

25 April 1982
Spain U.23 Spain 7 - 3  Tunisia

28 April 1982
Poland  38 - 13  Portugal

1982
Tunisia  3 - 16  Poland

1982
Tunisia  6 - 15  Netherlands

8 November 1982
Poland  32 - 6  Spain

Third division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Sweden 4 4 0 0 77 27 +50 12
2  Belgium 4 3 0 1 44 33 11 10
3  Yugoslavia 4 2 0 2 65 30 35 8
4  Switzerland 4 1 0 3 43 51 -8 6
5  Denmark 4 0 0 4 43 131 -88 4

Sweden promoted to division 2

  • Results
24 October 1981
Sweden  15 - 9  Belgium

25 October 1981
Switzerland  34 - 21  Denmark

15 November 1981
Denmark  6 - 35  Sweden

29 November 1981
Belgium  9 - 0  Yugoslavia

15 May 1982
Yugoslavia  46 - 4  Denmark

27 November 1981
Switzerland  0 - 10  Yugoslavia

6 March 1982
Belgium  10 - 6  Switzerland

24 April 1982
Denmark  12 - 16  Belgium

8 May 1982
Yugoslavia  9 - 17  Sweden

20 May 1982
Sweden  10 - 3  Switzerland

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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