1954 Rugby Union European Cup

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1954 Rugby Europe Cup
Date 5–24 April 1954
Countries  Spain
 West Germany
Tournament statistics
Champions  France
Matches played 5
1952 (Previous) (Next) 1965–1966

The Europe Cup 1954 was the fifth Rugby Union European championship, organised by FIRA and the second (and last) with this name.

With the exception of a preliminary, all the matches were played in Italy.[1] As in the 1952 edition, France won the title after a victory over Italy in the final.[2]

This was the last edition of this competition. A European tournament arranged by FIRA, returned only in 1965 with the Nations Cup.


Point system: try 3 pt, conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3 pt. drop 3 pt, goal from mark 3 pt.
Click "show" for more info about match (scorers, line-up etc)

First preliminary[edit]

5 April 1954
Spain  23 - 0  Portugal

Second preliminary[edit]

11 April 1954
Spain  14-0  Belgium


19 April 1954
France France 28 - 3  West Germany

19 April 1954
Italy  16 - 6  Spain
Referee: A.Siccardi


After an Italian try in the first minute, France took control of the match and won.[2]


  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Valerio Vecchiarelli (2000), 2000 Italia in Meta, Storia della nazionale italiana di rugby dagli albori al Sei Nazioni, GS Editore (2000) ISBN 88-87374-40-6
  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999).


  1. ^ Volpe-Pacitti p.291
  2. ^ a b Volpe-Vecchiarelli, p. 70−71.

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