1985–87 FIRA Trophy

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1985-87 FIRA Trophy
Date 30 October 1985 – 9 May 1985
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Portugal
 Soviet Union
 Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 30
1984-1985 (Previous) (Next) 1987–1989

The 1985–87 FIRA Trophy was the 26th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams. It was played along two seasons (1985-1986 e 1986-87)

The tournament was won by France, who swept nine matches and had a single surprising loss to the Soviet Union, in a game where they didn't awarded caps.

First division[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  France 10 9 0 1 266 74 +192 28
2  Soviet Union 10 7 0 3 178 98 +80 24
3  Romania 10 6 0 4 196 139 +57 22
4  Italy 10 5 0 5 162 122 +40 20
5  Tunisia 10 3 0 7 91 214 -123 16
6  Portugal 10 0 0 10 111 357 -246 10
  • Tunisia and Portugal relegated to second division
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)
20 October 1985
Romania  16 - 13  Soviet Union

1 November 1985
France XV France 33 - 0  Tunisia


10 November 1985
Soviet Union  15 - 13  Italy

8 February 1986
Italy  18 - 4  Tunisia

15 February 1986
France A1 France 7 - 0  Italy

22 February 1986
Portugal  14 - 34  Romania

22 March 1986
Portugal  18 - 60 France France XV

13 April 1986
Italy  26 - 24  Portugal

26 April 1986
Tunisia  24 - 21  Portugal

1 May 1986
Soviet Union  7 - 14 France France XV


3 May 1986
Tunisia  17 - 15  Romania

17 May 1986
Portugal  3 - 29  Soviet Union

May 1986
Tunisia  4 - 12  Soviet Union


5 October 1986
Romania  37 - 9  Tunisia

18 October 1986
Romania  43 - 7  Portugal

18 October 1986
Tunisia  9 - 22  Italy

16 November 1986
Italy  14 - 16  Soviet Union

1 January 1987
France XV France 9 - 15  Soviet Union


18 January 1987
Portugal  3 - 41  Italy

8 February 1987
France XV France 38 - 6  Portugal

22 February 1987
Italy  6 - 22 France France A1

18 April 1987
Portugal  9 - 12  Tunisia

25 April 1987
Soviet Union  12 - 13  Romania

1 May 1987
Soviet Union  9 - 6  Tunisia


9 May 1987
Soviet Union  50 - 6  Portugal

May 1987
Tunisia  6 - 38 France France XV


Second division[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Spain 6 5 0 1 158 40 +118 16
2  Poland 6 3 0 2 95 100 -5 12
3  Morocco 6 2 0 4 42 76 -34 10
4  West Germany 6 2 0 5 37 116 -79 8

27 October 1985
Poland  3 - 24  Spain

10 November 1985
West Germany  13 - 11  Spain

9 February 1986
Spain  23 - 12  Morocco

13 April 1986
Poland  28 - 12  West Germany

27 April 1986
West Germany  6 - 0  Morocco

11 May 1986
Morocco  16 - 14  Poland

29 November 1986
Spain  50 - 0  West Germany

14 December 1986
Morocco  3 - 12  Spain

5 April 1987
Morocco  7 - 0  West Germany

12 April 1987
Poland  21 - 4  Morocco

26 April 1987
Spain  38 - 9  Poland

10 May 1987
West Germany  6 - 20  Poland

Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Netherlands 6 5 0 1 83 52 +31 16
2  Czechoslovakia 6 4 0 2 128 51 +77 14
3  Belgium 6 2 0 4 44 62 -18 10
4  Sweden 6 1 0 5 30 120 -90 8

5 October 1985
Sweden  11 - 16  Netherlands

19 November 1985
Czechoslovakia  14 - 3  Belgium

16 March 1986
Belgium  0 - 11  Netherlands

13 April 1986
Netherlands  9 - 6  Czechoslovakia

10 May 1986
Sweden  12 - 6  Belgium

1 June 1986
Czechoslovakia  51 - 3  Sweden

17 October 1986
Netherlands  23 - 0  Sweden

19 October 1986
Belgium  9 - 0  Sweden

22 November 1986
Belgium  18 - 15  Czechoslovakia

8 March 1987
Netherlands  10 - 8  Belgium

12 April 1987
Czechoslovakia  27 - 14  Netherlands


24 May 1987
Sweden  4 - 15  Czechoslovakia

Final[edit]

10 May 1987
Spain  28 - 10  Netherlands

  • Spain 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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