1990–92 FIRA Trophy

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1990-92 FIRA Trophy
Date 30 September 1990 – 28 May 1992
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Soviet Union-CSI
 Spain
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 20
1989-1990 (Previous) (Next) 1992–1994

The 1990–92 FIRA Trophy was the 29th edition of a European rugby union championship for national teams. The format return to a "two-year tournament".

The tournament was won by France. Italy, improving their competitive performance, were second.


First division[edit]

  FRA ITA ROU URS ESP
 France –––– 21-18 25-6 38-12 53-4
 Italy 9-15 –––– 39-13 34-12 30-6
 Romania 21-33 18-21 –––– 34-6 19-6
 Soviet Union-  CIS 15-36 3-21 3-10 –––– 30-3
 Spain 24-60 21-22 6-0 16-19 ––––

Due to Dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union team switch to "Commonwealth of Independent States" team.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  France 8 8 0 0 281 109 +172 24
2  Italy 8 6 0 2 194 109 +85 20
3  Romania 8 3 0 5 121 139 -18 14
4  Soviet Union/ CIS 8 2 0 6 100 192 -92 12
5  Spain 8 1 0 7 86 233 -147 10
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)
3 October 1990
Romania  19 - 6 [1]  Spain
Stadio Plebiscito, Padua

21 October 1990
Soviet Union  3 - 10  Romania
Sparta Stadium, Moscow

17 March 1991
France A1 France 38 - 12  Soviet Union

28 April 1991
Spain  24 - 60 France France XV

11 May 1991
Soviet Union  30 - 3  Spain

17 November 1991
Spain  16 - 19  Soviet Union

22 March 1992
France A1 France 53 - 4  Spain

4 April 1992
Spain  6 - 0  Romania

10 May 1992
Romania  34 - 6  CIS

28 May 1992
CIS  15 - 36 France France XV

Second division[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Germany 6 4 1 1 46 33 +13 15
2  Poland 6 3 1 2 76 65 +11 13
3  Belgium 6 2 3 1 76 69 +7 13
4  Netherlands 6 0 1 5 45 76 -31 7
27 October 1990
Belgium  12 - 15  Poland

25 November 1990
Germany  7 - 7  Belgium

14 January 1991
Poland  24 - 9  Netherlands

23 March 1991
Belgium  15 - 12  Netherlands

28 April 1991
Netherlands  0 – 6 [2]  Germany

19 May 1991
Germany  6 - 0  Poland

12 October 1991
Poland  16 - 16  Belgium

3 November 1991
Poland  6 - 10  Germany

23 November 1991
Netherlands  9 - 9  Belgium

28 March 1992
Germany  7 - 3  Netherlands

11 April 1992
Belgium  17 - 10  Germany

14 May 1992
Netherlands  12 - 15  Poland

Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Morocco 6 5 0 1 98 54 +44 16
2  Portugal 6 4 0 2 117 66 +51 14
3  Tunisia 6 2 0 4 89 85 +4 10
4  Andorra 6 1 0 5 75 174 -99 8
9 March 1991
Andorra  9 - 25  Morocco

23 March 1991
Portugal  33 - 15  Andorra

20 April 1991
Tunisia  16 - 10  Portugal

4 May 1991
Andorra  16 - 14  Tunisia

4 May 1991
Morocco  13 - 12  Portugal

9 November 1991
Tunisia  35 - 19  Andorra

1991
Morocco  16 - 3  Tunisia

1991
Tunisia  5 - 6  Morocco

28 March 1992
Andorra  6 - 29  Portugal

11 April 1992
Portugal  15 - 0  Morocco

25 April 1992
Morocco  38 - 10  Andorra

26 April 1992
Portugal  18 - 16  Tunisia

Third division[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

(not completed due the withdraw of Yugoslavia)

11 November 1990
Bulgaria  3 - 0  Yugoslavia

18 May 1991
Czechoslovakia  25 - 3  Bulgaria

21 April 1991
Yugoslavia  22 - 6  Czechoslovakia

3 May 1992
Bulgaria  3 - 16  Czechoslovakia

Pool 2[edit]

  • Semifinals
28 September 1991
Sweden  72 - 4  Finland

28 September 1991
Denmark  25 - 4  Norway

  • Third place final
29 September 1991
Finland  18 - 3  Norway

  • Final
29 September 1991
Sweden  30 - 9  Denmark

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Match also valid for RWC 1991 Qualification
  2. ^ (17-4 for Netherland on the ground, but won by Germany , for irregular players in line-up)

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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