1992–94 FIRA Trophy

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1992-94 FIRA Trophy
Date 1 October 1992 – 24 May 1994
Countries  Belgium
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Morocco
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
 Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 41
1990-1992 (Previous) (Next) 1995–1997

The 1992–94 FIRA Trophy was arranged with a new format.

Ten teams were admitted to first division and divided into 2 pools to play a "Preliminary Tournament" which qualified five teams to play for the title in the 1993-1994 season.

Preliminary Tournament[edit]

Five teams qualified to play in the pool for "Title":

And five in the pool for "Plate":

Pool for Title[edit]

Italy very nearly won their first tournament, beating a non-capped France side for the first time by 16-9, but lost in Bucarest to Romania, and so France won the title on points.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  France 4 3 0 1 120 28 +92 10
2  Italy 4 3 0 1 120 69 +51 10
3  Romania 4 2 0 2 59 74 -15 8
4  Russia 4 1 0 3 44 80 -36 6
5  Spain 4 1 0 3 38 130 -92 6
Point system: try 5 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt
Click "show" for more info about match (scorers, line-up etc)
6 November 1993
Russia  19 - 30  Italy

11 November 1993
Italy  16 - 9 France France A1

20 March 1994
Spain  3 - 49 France France A1

10 April 1994
Spain  9 - 16  Russia

7 May 1994
Romania  30 - 0  Russia
Stadiunul Dinamo, Bucharest

28 May 1994
Russia  9 - 11 France France A1

Pool for Sixth place[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Germany 4 3 0 1 93 67 26 10
2  Tunisia 4 2 1 1 59 63 -4 9
3  Belgium 4 2 1 1 60 70 -10 9
4  Morocco 4 2 0 2 77 78 -1 8
5  Portugal 4 0 0 4 57 68 -11 4
2 October 1993
Tunisia  15 - 6  Germany

21 November 1993
Germany  32 - 16  Belgium

29 January 1994
Belgium  18 - 14  Morocco

23 March 1994
Germany  35 - 18  Morocco

9 April 1994
Belgium  10 - 8  Portugal

17 April 1994
Portugal  18 - 20  Germany

30 April 1994
Morocco  20 - 15  Portugal

4 May 1994
Morocco  25 - 10  Tunisia

7 May 1994
Portugal  16 - 18  Tunisia

14 May 1994
Tunisia  16 - 16  Belgium

Second Division[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Poland 8 7 0 1 154 81 +73 22
2  Netherlands 8 5 0 3 232 75 +157 18
3  Czech Republic 8 4 0 4 154 144 +10 16
4  Andorra 8 2 0 6 56 222 -166 12
5  Sweden 8 2 0 6 102 164 -62 11
26 October 1992
Poland  17 - 10  Sweden

31 October 1992
Poland  25 - 8  Czechoslovakia

15 November 1992
Czechoslovakia  21 - 16  Netherlands

28 November 1992
Netherlands  40 - 6  Andorra

2 May 1993
Netherlands  0 - 7  Poland


15 May 1993
Andorra  6 - 3  Czech Republic

6 June 1993
Sweden  30 - 7  Czech Republic

17 April 1993
Andorra  6 - 19  Poland

11 September 1993
Sweden  25 - 6  Andorra

17 October 1993
Czech Republic  19 - 18  Poland

31 October 1993
Netherlands  42 - 6  Czech Republic

3 November 1993
Czech Republic  34 - 7  Sweden

6 November 1993
Netherlands  31 - 6  Sweden

6 November 1993
Poland  30 - 10  Andorra

26 March 1994
Andorra  10 - 49  Netherlands

16 April 1994
Sweden  18 - 25  Poland

23 April 1994
Czech Republic  56 - 0  Andorra

30 April 1994
Poland  13 - 10  Netherlands

7 May 1994
Sweden  6 - 44  Netherlands


Andorra  6 – 0
withdraw
 Sweden


Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Croatia 8 7 0 1 294 56 +238 22
2  Hungary 8 4 0 4 75 187 -112 16
3  Slovenia 8 3 0 5 95 226 -131 14
4  Ukraine 8 4 0 4 183 42 +141 12
5  Austria 8 2 0 6 38 162 -124 12
31 October 1992
Austria  3 - 5  Hungary

7 November 1992
Slovenia  3 - 35  Croatia

21 November 1992
Slovenia  5 - 9  Austria


1 May 1993
Hungary  36 - 6  Slovenia

8 May 1993
Austria  0 - 16  Croatia

22 May 1993
Croatia  78 - 3  Hungary


Ukraine  0 - 3
withdraw
 Austria



Ukraine  0 - 3
withdraw
 Croatia



Ukraine  0 - 3
withdraw
 Slovenia



Ukraine  0 - 3
withdraw
 Hungary


16 October 1993
Hungary  3 - 41  Ukraine

24 October 1993
Austria  11 - 14  Slovenia

16 April 1994
Croatia  41 - 12  Austria

23 April 1994
Croatia  77 - 10  Slovenia

29 April 1994
Croatia  13 - 23  Ukraine

7 May 1994
Slovenia  26 - 41  Ukraine

14 May 1994
Austria  0 - 78  Ukraine

14 May 1994
Slovenia  28 - 17  Hungary

28 May 1994
Hungary  5 - 31  Croatia


Hungary  3 - 0
withdraw
 Austria


Third Division[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Georgia 3 2 1 0 60 34 +26 8
2  Latvia 3 2 0 1 38 38 0 7
3   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 38 40 -2 5
4  Luxembourg 3 0 1 2 28 52 -24 4
19 July 1992
Georgia  28 - 3  Latvia

30 April 1993
Luxembourg  10 - 25  Latvia

31 October 1993
Luxembourg  10 - 10  Georgia

6 November 1993
Latvia  10 - 0   Switzerland

15 May 1994
Luxembourg  8 - 17   Switzerland

4 June 1994
Switzerland   21 - 22  Georgia

Pool B[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Moldova 3 2 0 1 64 9 +55 6
2  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 23 58 -35 6
3  Denmark 3 1 0 2 76 17 -59 4
4  Lithuania 3 0 1 2 21 100 -79 4
10 October 1993
Lithuania  6 - 22  Moldova

6 November 1993
Bulgaria  9 - 9  Lithuania

27 November 1993
Bulgaria  11 - 7  Denmark

23 April 1994
Moldova  42 - 3  Bulgaria

7 May 1994
Denmark  69 - 6  Lithuania

  • Moldova-Denmark not played

References[edit]

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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