1989–90 FIRA Trophy

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1989-90 FIRA Trophy
Date 22 October 1989 – 27 May 1990
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Poland
 Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Champions  France  Soviet Union  Romania
Matches played 10
1987-1989 (Previous) (Next) 1990–1992

The 1989–90 FIRA Trophy was the 28th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams. The format returned to a "one-year tournament".

The tournament was won by France, Romania and Soviet Union with the same points.[1]

First division[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  France 4 3 0 1 82 47 +35 10
1  Soviet Union 4 3 0 1 81 59 +22 10
1  Romania 4 3 0 1 66 55 +11 10
4  Italy 4 1 0 3 67 56 +11 6
6  Poland 4 0 0 4 43 122 -79 4
  • Poland Relegated to division 2

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)
22 October 1989
Romania  13 - 21  Soviet Union

5 November 1989
Soviet Union  15 - 12  Italy

18 February 1990
France A1 France 22 - 12  Italy

7 April 1990
Italy  34 - 3  Poland

14 April 1990
Romania A Romania 25 - 19  Poland

14 April 1990
Italy  9 - 16  Romania

18 May 1990
France XV France 32 - 9  Poland

20 May 1990
Soviet Union  14 - 22 France France XV

24 May 1990
France  6 - 12  Romania

27 May 1990
Poland  12 - 31  Soviet Union

Second division[edit]

Pool A[edit]

The first match between Tunisia and Morocco was tied. The two unions according with FIRA, agreed to considered valid for tournament the match originally valid only for Rugby World Cup 1991 qualification instead the first one.[1]

The match between Belgium and Tunisia, scheduled in Bruxelles, wasn't played.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Portugal 3 3 0 0 52 28 +24 9
2  Morocco 3 1 0 2 39 35 +8 5
3  Tunisia 2 1 0 1 18 21 -3 4
4  Belgium 2 0 0 2 18 44 -26 2
10 February 1990
Tunisia  12 - 12
match non valid
 Morocco

10 March 1990
Morocco  20 - 6  Belgium

24 March 1990
Portugal  16 - 10  Morocco

5 May 1990
Tunisia  16 - 12  Morocco

25 May 1990
Belgium  12 - 24  Portugal

26 May 1990
Portugal  12 - 6  Tunisia

1990
Belgium  match not played  Tunisia
Brussels

Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Spain 4 3 1 0 70 45 +25 11
2  Netherlands 4 3 0 1 101 51 +50 10
3  West Germany 4 2 0 2 86 50 36 8
4  Czechoslovakia 4 0 1 3 45 98 -53 5
5  Bulgaria 3 1 0 2 37 101 -64 4
17 September 1989
West Germany  6 - 12  Netherlands

29 October 1989
Spain  29 - 15  Netherlands

4 March 1990
Netherlands  45 - 10  Bulgaria

18 March 1990
Spain  19 - 8  West Germany

18 March 1990
Czechoslovakia  6 - 29  Netherlands

22 April 1990
Bulgaria  12 - 40  West Germany

29 April 1990
Czechoslovakia  22 - 22  Spain

5 May 1990
West Germany  32 - 7  Czechoslovakia

3 June 1990
Bulgaria  15 - 10  Czechoslovakia


Bulgaria  0 – 6
withdraw
 Spain


Final[edit]

28 October 1990
Spain  29 - 6  Portugal

Third division[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Andorra 2 2 0 0 35 9 +26 6
2  Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 31 15 +16 4
3  Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 12 54 -42 2
29 April 1990
Andorra  26 - 6  Luxembourg

13 May 1990
Luxembourg  6 - 28  Yugoslavia

20 May 1990
Yugoslavia  3 - 9  Andorra

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Stephen (1990). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1990-1991. Quenn Ann Press. pp. 100–101. ISBN 0-356-19162-1. 

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