1991 Rugby World Cup – European qualification

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In 1989-1990, 14 European teams competed for the two available positions in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

Preliminary[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

(played in France)

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 88 25 +63 9
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 42 47 -5 7
 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 49 74 -25 5
 Israel 3 0 0 3 31 64 -33 3
30 April 1989
Israel  15 - 22  Switzerland

30 April 1989
Denmark  0 - 39  Sweden

2 May 1989
Denmark  26 - 12  Switzerland

2 May 1989
Israel  10 - 26  Sweden

4 May 1989
Sweden  33 - 15  Switzerland

4 May 1989
Denmark  16 - 6  Israel

Pool 2[edit]

  • Round 1
9 September 1989
Czechoslovakia  23 - 6  Yugoslavia

  • Round 2
17 September 1989
Germany  6 - 12  Netherlands

1 October 1989
Czechoslovakia  13 - 15  Portugal
  • Round 3
8 October 1989
Netherlands  32 - 3  Portugal

Prelimnary Final[edit]

15 October 1989
Netherlands  24 - 3  Sweden

Round 2[edit]

Final Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Spain 3 3 0 0 125 33 +92 9
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 80 68 +12 7
 Poland 3 1 0 2 61 94 -33 5
 Belgium 3 0 0 3 44 115 -71 3
29 October 1989
Spain  29 - 15  Netherlands
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

29 October 1989
Belgium  23 - 25  Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

1 November 1989
Spain  23 - 9  Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

1 November 1989
Belgium  12 - 32  Netherlands
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

5 November 1989
Spain  58 - 6  Belgium
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

5 November 1989
Netherlands  33 - 27  Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

Round 3[edit]

Final Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Italy 3 3 0 0 83 38 +45 9
 Romania 3 2 0 1 85 42 +43 7
 Spain 3 1 0 2 34 61 -27 5
 Netherlands 3 0 0 3 30 91 -61 3
30 September 1990
Italy  30 - 6  Spain

30 September 1990
Netherlands  7 - 45  Romania

3 October 1990
Romania  19 - 6  Spain

3 October 1990
Italy  24 - 11  Netherlands

7 October 1990
Netherlands  12 - 22  Spain

7 October 1990
Italy  29 - 21  Romania

 Italy and  Romania qualified to 1991 Rugby World Cup, Pool 1 and Pool 4, respectively.

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).