2010–12 European Nations Cup First Division

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2010–12 European Nations Cup
2010–2012 European Nations Cup.jpg
Logo of the 2010–2012 European Nations Cup
Date 2010–2012
Countries Division 1A:
 Georgia
 Portugal
 Spain
 Russia
 Romania
 Ukraine
Division 1B:
 Belgium
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Moldova
 Netherlands
 Poland
Final positions
Champions  Georgia (2011, 2012)
Antim Cup  Georgia (2011, 2012)
Tournament statistics
Matches played Division 1A: 30
Division 1B: 30

The 2010–2012 European Nations Cup is the premier rugby union competition below the Six Nations Championship in Europe.

The divisions play on a two-year cycle with the teams playing each other both home and away. From 2009 onward, the title is awarded according to a one-year ranking. Georgia won the 2011 title.[1]

The competition has been slightly altered for the 2010–2012 edition. The top division, formerly Division 1, now Division 1A, has seen the relegation of Germany, which has been replaced with the Ukraine.[2][3] The Division 1B, formerly the Division 2A, has been enlarged from five to six teams. No team was relegated from this division, but the Netherlands were promoted from the Division 2B.

The champions of 1B will be promoted to 1A for 2013–14, while the last placed team in each division will be relegated.[4] Unlike the previous edition, which also functioned as the 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying, the 2011–2012 Division 1A edition has no additional purpose.

Division 1A[edit]

Point system[edit]

Table points are determined as follows:[5]

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 point for a loss
  • 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries in a match
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points or fewer

Season 2011[edit]

  • Table
ENC 2011 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Georgia 5 5 0 0 168 35 +133 2 22
2  Romania 5 3 0 2 166 69 +97 4 16
3  Portugal 5 3 0 2 113 98 +15 2 14
4  Russia 5 2 0 3 100 98 +2 3 11
5  Spain 5 2 0 3 92 175 −83 2 10
6  Ukraine 5 0 0 5 61 225 −164 0 0
  • Games
  • The scheduled match between Ukraine and Romania on 12 February 2011 was postponed due to snow and freezing weather in Kiev on the planned matchday, and was rescheduled to 20 August in Lviv.

Season 2012[edit]

  • Table
ENC 2012 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Georgia 5 4 0 1 148 48 +100 4 20
2  Spain 5 3 0 2 133 100 +33 4 16
3  Romania 5 3 0 2 136 39 +97 4 16
4  Russia 5 3 0 2 112 159 −47 2 14
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 102 132 −30 3 7
6  Ukraine 5 1 0 4 63 216 −153 1 5
  • Games


Table 2011-2012[edit]

Relegated to Division 1B
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Georgia 10 9 0 1 316 83 +233 6 42
2  Romania 10 6 0 4 302 118 +184 8 32
3  Spain 10 5 0 5 225 275 −50 6 26
4  Russia 10 5 0 5 212 257 −45 5 25
5  Portugal 10 4 0 6 215 230 −15 5 21
6  Ukraine 10 1 0 9 124 442 −318 1 5

Division 1B[edit]

Season 2010–11[edit]

2011 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Belgium 5 4 0 1 123 88 +35 18
2  Moldova 5 4 0 1 115 91 +24 18
3  Poland 5 3 0 2 122 112 +10 14
4  Czech Republic 5 3 0 2 102 99 +3 12
5  Germany 5 1 0 4 109 117 −8 7
6  Netherlands 5 0 0 5 74 138 −64 1
  • Games:

Season 2011–12[edit]

2012 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Belgium 5 5 0 0 180 61 +119 21
2  Poland 5 3 1 1 116 77 +39 17
3  Germany 5 3 0 2 120 95 +25 15
4  Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 58 118 −60 8
5  Moldova 5 1 1 3 79 120 −41 8
6  Netherlands 5 1 0 4 79 161 −82 5
  • Games

Table 2010-2012[edit]

Promoted to Division 1A
Relegated for 2012–2014
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Belgium 10 9 0 1 303 149 +154 39
2  Poland 10 6 1 3 238 189 +49 31
3  Moldova 10 5 1 4 194 211 −17 26
4  Germany 10 4 0 6 229 212 +17 22
5  Czech Republic 10 4 0 6 160 217 −57 20
6  Netherlands 10 1 0 9 153 299 −146 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENC 2010–12 – DRAFT New format for the competition FIRA-AER" (in Polish). Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  2. ^ 2008–10 European Nations Cup – Team movements FIRA-AER website, accessed: 15 February 2011
  3. ^ ENC1A – Georgia on top of the league FIRA-AER website, published: 6 February 2011, accessed: 15 February 2011
  4. ^ COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE (French) FIRA-AER website, published: 14 January 2011, accessed: 15 February 2011
  5. ^ FIRA-AER – New bonus point system FIRA-AER website, published: 15 November 2010, accessed: 15 February 2011

External links[edit]