1982–83 FIRA Trophy

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1982-83 FIRA Trophy
Date 24 October 1982 – 22 May 1983
Countries  France
 Italy
 West Germany
 Morocco
 Romania
 Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Champions  Romania
Matches played 15
1981-1982 (Previous) (Next) 1983–1984

The 1982–83 FIRA Trophy was the 23rd edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams.

The tournament was won by Romania, who carried all their matches, while France finished in a disappointing 4th place, behind Italy and the Soviet Union.

First division[edit]

The first division returned to the six teams format.

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Romania 5 5 0 0 95 40 +55 15
2  Italy 5 3 1 1 60 35 +25 12
3  Soviet Union 5 3 0 2 80 54 +26 11
4  France 5 2 1 2 121 40 +81 10
5  Morocco 5 1 0 4 43 87 -44 7
6  West Germany 5 0 0 5 37 180 -143 5

Germany relegated to second division

  • 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)
24 October 1982
Soviet Union  31 - 9  West Germany

1 November 1982
France XV France 6 - 12  Soviet Union

7 November 1982
West Germany  3 - 23  Italy

19 December 1982
Morocco  3 - 13  Italy

6 February 1983
Italy  6 - 6 France France A1

20 February 1983
France XV France 84 - 0  West Germany

27 February 1983
Morocco  3 - 28  Romania

27 March 1983
West Germany  12 - 26  Romania

10 April 1983
Morocco  9 - 16 France France XV

8 May 1983
West Germany  13 - 16  Morocco

11 May 1983
Soviet Union  17 - 12  Morocco

15 May 1983
Soviet Union  10 - 15  Romania

22 May 1983
Italy  12 - 10  Soviet Union

Second division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Poland 4 3 0 1 82 30 +52 10
2  Spain 4 3 0 1 83 26 +57 10
3  Portugal 4 2 0 2 38 46 -8 8
4  Netherlands 4 2 0 2 38 58 -20 8
5  Sweden 4 0 0 4 25 106 -81 4
  • Poland promoted to division 1
  • Results
10 October 1982
Poland  6 - 13  Netherlands

24 October 1982
Poland  54 - 6  Sweden

6 November 1982
Sweden  7 - 16  Netherlands

13 March 1983
Netherlands  3 - 32  Spain

26 March 1983
Spain  25 - 4  Portugal

10 April 1983
Netherlands  6 - 13  Portugal

24 April 1983
Spain  7 - 16  Poland

30 April 1983
Portugal  4 - 6  Poland

8 May 1983
Sweden  3 - 19  Spain

21 May 1983
Portugal  17 - 9  Sweden

Third division[edit]

  • Table
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Czechoslovakia 4 4 0 0 67 31 +36 12
2  Tunisia 4 3 0 1 64 33 +31 10
3  Yugoslavia 4 2 0 2 73 80 -7 8
4  Belgium 4 1 0 3 44 65 -21 6
5  Switzerland 4 0 0 4 37 76 -39 4

Czechoslovakia promoted to division 2

  • Results
14 November 1982
Czechoslovakia  17 - 9  Yugoslavia

27 November 1982
Belgium  6 - 21  Czechoslovakia

27 November 1982
Yugoslavia  36 - 19  Switzerland


12 December 1982
Tunisia  3 - 0  Switzerland

23 October 1982
Belgium  12 - 13  Tunisia

5 March 1983
Switzerland  9 - 23  Belgium

23 April 1983
Switzerland  9 - 14  Czechoslovakia

30 April 1983
Yugoslavia  22 - 3  Belgium

7 May 1983
Czechoslovakia  15 - 7  Tunisia

14 May 1983
Tunisia  41 - 6  Yugoslavia

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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