2006–08 European Nations Cup Second Division

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The 2006-2008 European Nations Cup (ENC) Second Division (a European rugby union competition for national teams) will be contested over two years during which all teams meet each other home and away. The winner of Division 2A, Germany, will be promoted to Division 1 and fifth place,Netherlands, relegated to Division 2B. The winner,Poland, and loser of Division 2B shall be promoted to Division 2A and relegated to Division 3A, respectively.

In 2006 Ukraine was relegated from the First Division to Division 2A and Latvia promoted from Division 3A to 2B. The other teams joined from Round 3 of the qualification for the World Cup 2007. Spain, the winner of Round 3 of WC qual., was thereby promoted to the First Division in 2006.

Division 2A[edit]

Pos Team Games Points Table
Points
Notes
Play Won Draw Lost For Ag. Diff.
1  Germany 8 6 0 2 191 124 +67 20 Substituted in promoted to 2008-10 div.1
2  Belgium 8 6 0 2 214 147 +67 20
3  Moldova 8 5 0 3 163 157 +6 18
4  Ukraine 8 3 0 5 117 128 -11 14
5  Netherlands 8 0 0 8 97 226 -129 8 Substituted off relegated to 2008-10 div.2B
  • In the event of a tie the following rules apply: champion to be decided by 1. Winner of the games between tied teams 2. Best difference points for and against in all pool matches 3. Best difference between tried in all pool matches 4. Higher number of points 5. Higher number of tries [1]
  • Germany was promoted because they won on aggregate in the two games played between them and Belgium (32 - 13 and 18 - 32 giving an aggregate of 50 - 45).
4 November 2006
Belgium  24 - 11  Ukraine

11 November 2006
Moldova  26 - 24  Germany

18 November 2006
Netherlands  18 - 29  Ukraine

18 November 2006
Germany  32 - 13  Belgium

26 November 2006
Moldova  43 - 7  Netherlands

21 April 2007
Ukraine  14 - 22  Germany

21 April 2007
Belgium  27 - 29  Moldova

28 April 2007
Germany  21 - 12  Netherlands

5 May 2007
Ukraine  16 - 17  Moldova

5 May 2007
Netherlands  20 - 27  Belgium

10 November 2007
Ukraine  13 - 7  Netherlands

10 November 2007
Belgium  32 - 18  Germany

17 November 2007
Netherlands  13 - 15  Moldova

24 November 2007
Germany  34 - 5  Moldova

24 November 2007
Ukraine  15 - 18  Belgium

12 April 2008
Moldova  19 - 22  Belgium

19 April 2008
Germany  13 - 5  Ukraine

26 April 2008
Netherlands  17 - 27  Germany

3 May 2008
Moldova  9 - 14  Ukraine

3 May 2008
Belgium  51 - 3  Netherlands

Division 2B[edit]

Pos Team Games Points Table
Points
Notes
Play Won Draw Lost For Ag. Diff.
1  Poland 8 7 0 1 266 67 +199 22 Substituted in promoted to 2008-10 div.2A
2  Latvia 8 5 0 3 150 165 -15 18
3  Croatia 8 4 0 4 133 134 -1 16
4  Malta 8 2 0 6 125 210 -85 12
5  Andorra 8 2 0 6 118 216 -98 12 Substituted off relegated to 2008-10 div.3A
  • Andorra was relegate because they lost on aggregate in the two games played between them and Malta (24 - 24 and 17 - 16 giving an aggregate of 41 - 47).
7 October 2006
Poland  54 - 8  Andorra
Try: Hotowski (2)
Sajur (2)
Komisarczuk
Łukasiewicz
Urbanowicz
Wojaczek
Con: Stępień (7)
Try: Duran
Pen: Abelló
Krakow
Attendance: approx. 300-400
Referee: Paolo Ventura

4 November 2006
Andorra  21 - 34  Latvia

4 November 2006
Malta  18 - 49  Croatia

28 October 2006
Croatia  11 - 12  Poland
Try: Hotowski (2)
Con: Banaszek (2/2)

29 October 2006
Latvia  27 - 16  Malta

31 March 2007
Croatia  7 - 27  Latvia

7 April 2007
Andorra  24 - 13  Croatia

5 May 2007
Latvia  9 - 33  Poland
Try: Sajur (2)
Hotowski
Łukasiewicz
Pisarek
Con: Bukhalo (4)

12 May 2007
Malta  31 - 24  Andorra

19 May 2007
Poland  36 - 3  Malta
Try: Królikowski
Łukasiewicz
Mirosz
Miśkiewicz
Wojaczek
Con: Bukhalo (4)
Pen: Bukhalo
Pen: Mirabell
Siedlce
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Gheorghe Sabău

29 September 2007
Andorra  5 - 33  Poland
Try: Alieu
Try: Hotowski (3)
Banaszek
Pisarek
Con: Banaszek (4)
Andorra la Vella
Attendance: approx. 300-400
Referee: Paolo Ventura

27 October 2007
Poland  14 - 15  Croatia
Try: Michalak
Pen: Bukhalo (3)
Pen: Ursić (5)

10 November 2007
Croatia  24 - 9  Malta

17 November 2007
Malta  16 - 13  Latvia

24 November 2007
Latvia  20 - 9  Andorra

19 April 2008
Croatia  15 - 10  Andorra

26 April 2008
Poland  55 - 0  Latvia
Try: Banaszek (2)
Hotowski (2)
Pisarek
Popławski
Stępień
Con: Bukhalo (7)
Pen: Bukhalo (2)

10 May 2008
Malta  16 - 29  Poland
Try: Banaszek
Bukhalo
Miśkiewicz
Podolski
Con: Banaszek (2)
Bukhalo
Pen: Bukhalo

10 May 2008
Latvia  20 - 8  Croatia

17 May 2008
Andorra  17 - 16  Malta

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FIRA-AER website - 2006/08 - ENC - Division 2

See also[edit]