1995 Rugby World Cup qualifying

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Forty-three nations took part in the qualifying campaign for the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. 16 teams participated in the finals tournament, seven of which came through qualifying matches. Eight were granted automatic entry as they were quarter-finalists at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, and South Africa qualified automatically as hosts.

Automatic Qualifiers[edit]

Africa

Americas

Europe

Oceania

Regional Qualification[edit]

Africa[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Group A

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Namibia 3 3 0 0 165 55 +110 9
 Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 118 69 +49 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 40 105 −65 5
 Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 64 138 −74 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
3 July 1993  Kenya 7–42  Zimbabwe Nairobi, Kenya
3 July 1993  Namibia 64–20 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
7 July 1993  Kenya 9–60  Namibia Nairobi, Kenya
7 July 1993  Zimbabwe 50–21 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
10 July 1993  Kenya 24–23 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
10 July 1993  Namibia 41–26  Zimbabwe Nairobi, Kenya

 Namibia and  Zimbabwe Qualified for the Round 2

Group B

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 44 19 +25 6
 Morocco 2 1 0 1 9 30 −21 4
 Tunisia 2 0 0 2 21 25 −4 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
26 October 1993  Tunisia 16–19  Ivory Coast Tunis, Tunisia
28 October 1993  Tunisia 5–6  Morocco Tunis, Tunisia
30 October 1993  Ivory Coast 25–3  Morocco Tunis, Tunisia

 Ivory Coast and  Morocco Qualified for the Round 2

Round 2[edit]

Final Qualifying Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 39 39 0 7
 Namibia 3 1 1 1 53 49 +4 6
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 42 46 −4 6
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 51 51 0 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
14 June 1994  Namibia 25–20  Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
14 June 1994  Morocco 17–9  Ivory Coast Casablanca, Morocco
16 June 1994  Morocco 9–21  Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
16 June 1994  Ivory Coast 13–12  Namibia Casablanca, Morocco
18 June 1994  Ivory Coast 17–10  Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
18 June 1994  Morocco 16–16  Namibia Casablanca, Morocco

 Ivory Coast Qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Americas[edit]

Round 1[edit]

South

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 140 20 +120 9
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 91 28 +63 7
 Paraguay 3 1 0 2 31 142 −111 5
 Chile 3 0 0 3 37 109 −72 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
26 September 1993  Chile 24–25  Paraguay Santiago, Chile
2 October 1993  Paraguay 3–67  Uruguay Asunción, Paraguay
9 October 1993  Uruguay 14–6  Chile Montevideo, Uruguay
11 October 1993  Argentina 70–7  Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 October 1993  Argentina 51–3  Paraguay Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 October 1993  Uruguay 10–19  Argentina Montevideo, Uruguay

North

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
12 March 1994  Bermuda 3–60  United States Devonshire, Bermuda

Round 2[edit]

Final Qualifying Round

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 May 1994  United States 22–28  Argentina Long Beach, California, USA
20 June 1994  Argentina 16–11  United States Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Argentina Qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup 44–33 on Aggregate

Asia[edit]

For Asia, the qualification tournament was the 1994 Asian Championship

Japan won the tournament

Round 1[edit]

Group A

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Japan 3 3 0 0 226 17 +209 9
 Taiwan 3 2 0 1 53 80 −27 7
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 47 144 −97 5
 Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 30 115 −85 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
22 October 1994  Japan 56–5  Taiwan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22 October 1994  Malaysia 23–18  Sri Lanka Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 October 1994  Malaysia 15–23  Taiwan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 October 1994  Japan 67–3  Sri Lanka Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
26 October 1994  Malaysia 9–103  Japan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
26 October 1994  Taiwan 25–9  Sri Lanka Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Group B

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 183 33 +150 9
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 274 41 +233 7
 Thailand 3 1 0 2 82 163 −81 5
 Singapore 3 0 0 3 21 323 −302 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
23 October 1994  South Korea 28–17  Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 October 1994  Thailand 69–5  Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 October 1994  South Korea 90–3  Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 October 1994  Hong Kong 93–0  Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27 October 1994  South Korea 65–13  Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27 October 1994  Hong Kong 164–13  Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Round 2[edit]

Finals

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
3rd Place Final
29 October 1994  Hong Kong 80–26  Taiwan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Qualification Final
29 October 1994  Japan 26–11  South Korea Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Japan Qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Europe[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

West Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 17 8 +9 6
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 8 6 +2 4
 Andorra 2 1 0 1 3 14 −11 2
 Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
1 October 1992  Andorra 3–0  Denmark Andorra La Vella, Andorra
29 October 1992  Denmark 8–3   Switzerland Andorra La Vella, Andorra
31 October 1992  Andorra 0–14   Switzerland Andorra La Vella, Andorra

 Luxembourg withdrew from group

Central Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Israel 1 1 0 0 67 8 +59 3
 Hungary 1 0 0 1 8 67 −59 1
 Yugoslavia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Hungary 8–67  Israel Budapest, Hungary

 Yugoslavia were banned from qualification process due to the political situation in the country at the time.

Round 1[edit]

West Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Spain 3 3 0 0 144 21 +123 9
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 55 40 +15 7
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 51 78 −27 5
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 114 −111 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Spain 40–0   Switzerland
 Portugal 8–3  Belgium
 Spain 67–6  Belgium
 Portugal 32–0   Switzerland
 Portugal 15–37  Spain
 Belgium 42–3   Switzerland

Central Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 129 112 +117 9
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 68 49 +19 7
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 39 75 −36 5
 Israel 3 0 0 3 10 110 −100 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Sweden 26–10  Israel
 Netherlands 42–6  Czech Republic
 Netherlands 56–0  Israel
 Czech Republic 34–7  Sweden
 Netherlands 31–6  Sweden
 Czech Republic 28–0  Israel

East Group A

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Russia 2 2 0 0 56 14 +42 6
 Poland 2 1 0 1 28 47 −19 4
 Georgia 2 0 0 2 15 38 −23 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Russia 15–9  Georgia Sopot, Poland
 Poland 23–6  Georgia Sopot, Poland
29 May 1993  Poland 5–41  Russia Gdańsk, Poland

East Group B

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Germany 2 2 0 0 58 10 +48 6
 Latvia 2 1 0 1 12 33 −21 4
 Lithuania 2 0 0 2 11 38 −27 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
1 May 1993  Germany 31–5  Lithuania Berlin, Germany
8 May 1993  Latvia 5–27  Germany Riga, Latvia
29 May 1993  Lithuania 6–7  Latvia Šiauliai, Lithuania

Round 2[edit]

West Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Wales 2 2 0 0 156 11 +145 6
 Spain 2 1 0 1 35 73 −38 4
 Portugal 2 0 0 2 30 137 −107 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Portugal 11–102  Wales
 Spain 0–54  Wales
 Spain 35–19  Portugal

Central Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Italy 2 2 0 0 167 17 +150 6
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 44 72 −28 4
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 17 139 −122 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Netherlands 35–9  Czech Republic
 Italy 104–8  Czech Republic
 Italy 63–9  Netherlands

East Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Romania 2 2 0 0 90 6 +84 6
 Russia 2 1 0 1 69 35 +34 4
 Germany 2 0 0 2 11 129 −118 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
2 May 1994  Romania 60–6  Germany Bucharest, Romania
4 May 1994  Russia 69–5  Germany Bucharest, Romania
 Romania 30–0  Russia Bucharest, Romania

Round 3[edit]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
 Wales 2 2 0 0 45 28 +17 6
 Italy 2 1 0 1 43 35 +8 4
 Romania 2 0 0 2 15 40 −25 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
 Wales 16–9  Romania
 Italy 24–6  Romania
12 October 1994  Wales 29–19  Italy Cardiff, Wales

 Wales Qualified for 1995 Rugby World Cup as Europe 1

 Italy Qualified for 1995 Rugby World Cup as Europe 2

 Romania Qualified for 1995 Rugby World Cup as Europe 3

Oceania[edit]

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
12 June 1993  Fiji 11–24  Tonga Suva, Fiji
17 July 1993  Tonga 10–15  Fiji Nuku'alofa, Tonga

 Tonga Qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup 34–26 on Aggregate