1995 European Rugby League Championship

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1995 (1995) European Championship  ()
Number of teams 3
Winner  Wales (4th title)
Matches played 3
 < 1981
1996

Wales won the new European Championship, beating England for the first time since 1977 and defeating France in Carcassonne to the first time take home the new title for the first time since 1938.

It was the first time a European Championship had been held since being cancelled after last tournament in 1981. The traditional format was used, whereby the three founding nations compete, each playing a total of two matches, where no final is staged.

It was held in early 1995, to accommodate for the Rugby League World Cup taking place in the latter stages of the same year.

Results[edit]

1 February
Wales  18–16  England
Tries: Kevin Ellis 2
Goals: Jonathan Davies 2
Field Goals: Jonathan Davies 2
report Tries: Richard Gay
Derek Fox
Jason Robinson
Goals: Garry Schofield 2
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 6252


5 March
France  10–22  Wales
Tries: Llong
Garcia
Goal: Millet
report Tries: Allan Bateman 2
Iestyn Harris
Paul Atcheson
Goals: Jonathan Davies 3
Carcassonne
Attendance: 5000

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Wales 2 2 0 0 40 26 +14 4
 England 2 1 0 1 35 34 +1 2
 France 2 0 0 2 26 41 −15 0