1997–98 FIRA Tournament

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1997–98 FIRA Tournament
Date 18 October 1997 – 2 June 1998
Tournament statistics
Champions Not awarded
1996–1997 (Previous) (Next) 1998–1999

The 1997–98 FIRA tournament was a rugby union tournament organized by the Fédération Internationale de Rugby Amateur (FIRA). Only minnow teams participated, because the strongest 15 teams were playing the qualification for the Rugby World Cup.

The teams were divided into three pools.

Pool "Silver"[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Latvia 4 3 0 1 54 43 +11 10
2  Lithuania 4 3 0 1 51 88 −37 10
3   Switzerland 4 2 0 2 102 64 +38 8
4  Serbia and Montenegro 4 2 0 2 87 38 +49 7
5  Israel 4 0 0 4 9 70 −61 2
25 October 1997
Lithuania  25–23  Latvia

8 November 1997
Switzerland   29–13  Serbia and Montenegro

28 March 1998
Israel  3–34   Switzerland

25 April 1998
Serbia and Montenegro  30–6  Israel

9 May 1998
Latvia  25–18   Switzerland

10 May 1998
Switzerland   21–23  Lithuania

20 May 1998
Serbia and Montenegro  44–0  Lithuania

30 May 1998
Latvia  3 – 0
withdraw
 Israel


2 June 1998
Latvia  3 – 0
withdraw
 Serbia and Montenegro



Lithuania  3 – 0
withdraw
 Israel


Pool "Bronze"[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Luxembourg 3 3 0 0 79 23 +56 9
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 49 43 +6 7
3  Monaco 3 1 0 2 49 56 −7 5
4  Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 27 82 −55 3
18 October 1997
Bulgaria  6–39  Luxembourg

15 November 1997
Monaco  22–16  Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 March 1998
Luxembourg  22–5  Bosnia and Herzegovina


18 April 1998
Luxembourg  18–12  Monaco


9 May 1998
Monaco  21–16  Bulgaria


13 May 1998
Bosnia and Herzegovina  22–5  Bulgaria

Pool "Bowl"[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1  Austria 2 2 0 0 74 15 +59 6
2  Slovenia 2 1 0 1 41 50 −9 4
3  Hungary 2 0 0 2 12 62 −50 2
18 April 1998
Slovenia  38–0  Hungary

23 May 1998
Hungary  12–24  Austria

6 June 1998
Austria  50–3  Slovenia


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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