2003–04 European Nations Cup Third Division

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The 2002-2004 European Nations Cup was the fourth edition of the newly reformed European Championship for tier 2 & 3 Rugby Union Nations. This was the second two year cycled championship, the first to be planned from the start.

The Third division had a controversy development during the 2002-03 season

The European federation decided to reset tournament and change from a "two-years" formula to a double "two-years formula".

There were no relegation, due the 2007 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification

Pool A[edit]

The highest level was the Pool "A", with five teams:

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Moldova 4 4 0 0 129 57 +72 12
2  Malta 4 3 0 1 73 75 -2 10
3  Latvia 4 2 0 2 37 43 -6 8
4  Serbia and Montenegro 4 1 0 3 69 69 0 6
5  Hungary 4 0 0 4 69 69 0 4

Results[edit]

11 October 2003
 Hungary 17 - 38 Moldova 

25 October 2003
 Hungary 7 - 14 Latvia 

10 April 2004
 Serbia and Montenegro 31 - 3 Hungary 

17 April 2004
 Moldova 26 - 12 Latvia 

17 April 2004
 Malta 20 - 18 Serbia and Montenegro 

25 April 2004
 Latvia 8 - 10 Malta 

8 May 2004
 Serbia and Montenegro 20 - 43 Moldova 

22 May 2004
 Latvia 3 - 0 Serbia and Montenegro 

22 May 2004
 Malta 35 - 27 Hungary 

29 May 2004
 Moldova 22 - 8 Malta 

Pool B[edit]

The middle level was the Pool "B", with five teams:

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Luxembourg 4 4 0 0 98 39 +59 12
2  Austria 4 3 0 1 92 61 +31 10
3  Lithuania 4 2 0 2 89 32 +57 8
4  Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 51 136 -85 6
5  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 0 0 4 28 87 -59 3

Results[edit]

25 October 2003
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 - 31 Luxembourg 

8 November 2003
 Luxembourg 9 - 8 Lithuania 

15 November 2003
 Bulgaria 33 - 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 

24 April 2004
 Luxembourg 39 - 5 Bulgaria 

8 May 2004
 Austria 18 - 19 Luxembourg 

15 May 2004
 Lithuania 66 - 0 Bulgaria 

22 May 2004
 Lithuania 3 - 0
Bosnia Withdraw
Bosnia and Herzegovina 


22 May 2004
 Bulgaria 13 - 28 Austria 

5 June 2004
 Austria 23 - 12 Lithuania 

12 June 2004
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 - 23 Austria 


Pool C[edit]

At the lowest level of competition, participated four team:

Semifinals[edit]

2 June 2004
 Israel 24 - 15 Finland 

2 June 2004
 Armenia 36 - 6 Norway 

Third place final[edit]

5 June 2004
 Norway 54 - 7 Finland 

Final[edit]

5 June 2004
 Armenia 48 - 0 Israel 

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • www.irb.com