2012–14 European Nations Cup First Division

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2012–14 European Nations Cup
Date 2012–2014
Countries Division 1A:
 Belgium
 Georgia
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
Division 1B:
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Moldova
 Poland
 Sweden
 Ukraine
Final positions
Champions  Georgia (2013, 2014)
Antim Cup  Georgia (2013, 2014)
Tournament statistics
Matches played Division 1A: 30
Division 1B: 30
Top scorer(s) Division 1A:
Romania Florin Vlaicu (58)
Division 1B:
Ukraine Oleg Kosariev (30)
Most tries Division 1A:
Portugal Gonçalo Foro
Russia Igor Klyuchnikov
Georgia (country) Tedore Zibzibadze (2)
Division 1B:
Sweden Ian Gowland (3)

The 2012–14 European Nations Cup First Division is the premier rugby union competition below the Six Nations Championship in Europe. It is divided into two tiers; Division 1A and Division 1B.

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.[1]

The competition has been slightly altered for the 2012–14 edition. The top tier Division 1A has seen the relegation of Ukraine to Division 1B. They have been replaced with Belgium, who finished at the top of Division 1B in the 2010–12 season. The bottom tier division 1B has seen the relegation of the Netherlands to the European Nations Cup Second Division. They have been replaced by Sweden who won promotion from Division 2A.

The champions of 1B will be promoted to Division 1A for the 2015–16 season, while the last placed team in each division will be relegated.

2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying[edit]

As with the 2008–2010 tournament, this edition will also serve a role in the qualification process for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The top two teams at the end of the overall ENC Division 1A 2013–14 tournament will qualify directly for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The third placed team will enter a playoff series against the champions of Division 1B and the leaders of the four levels of the ENC Second Division as of the end of the 2012–2013 season. The winner of this playoff will advance to the repechage playoff against teams from other continents.

Division 1A[edit]

Point system[edit]

Table points are determined as follows:[2]

  • 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 2013[edit]

Table

ENC 2013 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost bonus for against difference
1  Georgia (17) 5 4 1 0 1 135 61 +74 19
2  Romania (19) 5 4 1 0 1 114 65 +49 19
3  Russia (20) 5 3 0 2 2 110 116 −6 14
4  Portugal (22) 5 1 1 3 1 75 96 −21 7
5  Belgium (21) 5 0 1 4 3 92 131 −39 5
6  Spain (18) 5 0 2 3 1 72 129 −57 5

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses

Games[3]

Season 2014[edit]

Table

ENC 2014 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost Bonus for against difference
1  Georgia 5 5 0 0 2 151 45 +106 22
2  Romania 5 4 0 1 3 128 41 +87 19
3  Russia 5 3 0 2 1 109 133 −24 14
4  Spain 5 2 0 3 2 87 114 −27 10
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 0 70 126 −56 5
6  Belgium 5 0 0 5 1 42 128 −86 1

Games[4]

Table 2013-2014[edit]

Relegated to Division 1B
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Georgia 10 9 1 0 286 106 +180 3 41
2  Romania 10 8 1 1 242 106 +136 4 38
3  Russia 10 6 0 4 219 249 −30 4 28
4  Spain 10 2 2 6 159 243 −84 3 15
5  Portugal 10 2 1 7 145 222 −77 2 12
6  Belgium 10 0 1 9 134 259 −125 4 6
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
Win – 4 points
Draw – 2 points
4 or more tries – 1 point
Loss within 7 points – 1 point
Loss greater than 7 points – 0 points

Division 1B[edit]

Season 2012–13[edit]

Table

2013 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Germany (31) 5 4 0 1 191 89 +102 4 20
2  Moldova (34) 5 3 0 2 119 136 −17 3 15
3  Poland (28) 5 3 0 2 95 71 +24 1 13
4  Sweden (38) 5 3 0 2 122 130 −8 1 13
5  Ukraine (30) 5 2 0 3 122 122 0 2 10
6  Czech Republic (40) 5 0 0 5 56 157 −101 1 1

Pre-tournament rankings in parentheses

Games[5]

2012-13














Season 2013–14[edit]

2014 Champions
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost Bonus for against difference
1  Germany 5 4 0 1 3 207 91 +116 19
2  Moldova 5 4 0 1 3 148 92 +56 19
3  Ukraine 5 3 0 2 2 105 105 0 14
4  Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 2 86 153 −67 10
5  Poland 5 2 0 3 1 113 112 +1 9
6  Sweden 5 0 0 5 0 71 177 −106 1

Games[6]

Table 2012–2014[edit]

Promoted to Division 1A
Relegated to Division 2A
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost Bonus for against difference
1  Germany 10 8 0 2 7 398 180 +218 39
2  Moldova 10 7 0 3 6 267 228 +39 34
3  Ukraine 10 5 0 5 4 227 227 0 24
4  Poland 10 5 0 5 2 208 183 +25 22
5  Sweden 10 3 0 7 2 193 307 −114 14
6  Czech Republic 10 2 0 8 3 142 310 −168 11



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENC 2010–12 – DRAFT New format for the competition FIRA-AER" (in Polish). Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  2. ^ FIRA-AER – New bonus point system FIRA-AER website, published: 15 November 2010, accessed: 15 February 2011
  3. ^ "ENC 1A 1st Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "ENC 1A 1st Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "ENC 1B 1st Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "ENC 1B 1st Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 

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