2004–06 European Nations Cup Third Division

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The 2004-2006 European Nations Cup was the fifth edition of the newly reformed European Championship for tier 2 & 3 Rugby Union Nations.

First division was played with a regular tournament.

In 2004-05 Season, the team of second and third division play the first two round of European qualification for RWC 2007

The team defeated in the first round and two new teams (Azerbaijan) and Armenia) played a "challenge", that wasn't completed.

In 2005-06 a tournament was regularly played by the team excluded from third round of European qualification for RWC 2007

Pool A[edit]

The highest level was the Pool "A", with five teams, the best runner-up of RWC qualification

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Latvia 4 4 0 0 86 18 +68 12
2  Sweden 4 3 0 1 67 28 +39 10
3   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 34 87 -53 8
4  Denmark 4 1 0 3 24 37 -13 6
5  Austria 4 1 0 3 18 59 -41 4

Results[edit]

5 November 2005
 Sweden 16 - 4  Denmark

22 October 2005
 Latvia 18 - 5  Sweden

26 November 2005
 Latvia 42 - 6   Switzerland

3 December 2005
  Switzerland 8 - 7  Denmark

1 April 2006
 Denmark 0 - 8  Latvia

8 April 2006
 Denmark 13 - 5  Austria

22 April 2006
 Sweden 35 - 3   Switzerland

29 April 2006
 Austria 3 - 11  Sweden

6 May 2006
 Austria 3 - 17   Switzerland

20 May 2006
 Latvia 18 - 7  Austria

Pool B-C playoff[edit]

Preliminary play off was played between 6 team in two round, with two worst team of RWC 2007 qualification admitted to second round

First round[edit]

16 April 2005
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 36 - 17  Azerbaijan
30 April 2005
 Azerbaijan 11 - 8  Bosnia and Herzegovina

7 May 2005
 Israel 15 - 47  Armenia

11 June 2005
 Armenia 31 - 12  Israel

Second Round[edit]

24 September 2005
 Hungary 24 - 9  Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 October 2005
 Luxembourg 12 - 39  Armenia

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  Armenia 4 4 0 0 141 42 +99 12
2  Hungary 4 2 0 2 67 64 +3 8
3  Lithuania 4 2 0 2 94 69 +25 8
4  Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 61 158 -97 6
5  Slovenia 4 1 0 3 54 84 -30 6

Results[edit]

8 October 2005
 Slovenia 12 - 15  Hungary

29 October 2005
 Lithuania 65 - 12  Bulgaria

11 November 2005
 Armenia 57 - 17  Bulgaria
Romans

26 November 2005
 Bulgaria 27 - 14  Slovenia

22 April 2006
 Bulgaria 5 - 22  Hungary

29 April 2006
 Hungary 13 - 24  Armenia

6 May 2006
 Slovenia 22 - 0  Lithuania

13 May 2006
 Armenia 42 - 6  Slovenia

27 May 2006
 Hungary 17 - 23  Lithuania

4 June 2006
 Lithuania 6 - 18  Armenia

Pool C[edit]

Participating:

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Norway 4 4 0 0 120 49 +71 12
2  Luxembourg 4 3 0 1 78 38 +40 10
3  Israel 4 2 0 2 97 52 +45 8
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 1 0 3 67 104 -37 6
5  Azerbaijan 4 0 0 4 20 139 -119 4

Group D[edit]

14 May 2006
 Greece 12 - 17  Finland

28 May 2006
 Finland 27 - 0  Greece

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • www.irb.com