2003–04 European Nations Cup First Division

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2003–04 European Nations Cup
Date 16 February 2003 – 27 March 2004
Countries  Netherlands
 Georgia
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
Final positions
Champions  Portugal
Antim Cup  Romania (2003, 2004)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29

The 2003–2004 European Nations Cup was the fourth edition of the newly reformed European Championship for tier 2 & 3 Rugby Union Nations. This was the second two-year cycled championship, the first to be planned from the start.

The Championship saw another new face in the Czech Republic who replaced the relegated Netherlands. The Championship was won by the surprise package of Portugal, with their Iberian neighbours Spain being relegated.

Table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Portugal 10 9 0 1 255 180 +75 28
2  Romania 10 8 0 2 320 123 +197 26
3  Georgia 10 5 1 4 193 148 +45 21
4  Russia 9 3 0 6 198 175 +23 14
5  Czech Republic 9 3 0 6 139 263 -124 14
6  Spain 10 0 1 9 129 345 -216 11

Results[edit]

  • Week 1
16 February 2003
 Portugal 34–30  Georgia

16 February 2003
 Spain 19–52  Russia

22 June 2003
 Czech Republic 5–42  Romania
Prague
Attendance: 1,000

Czech Republic-Romania was originally scheduled for 15 February but was postponed.

  • Week 2
22 February 2003
 Georgia 34–3  Spain
Tbilisi
Attendance: 10,000

22 February 2003
 Portugal 16–15  Romania

14 June 2003
 Czech Republic 27–13  Russia
Prague
Attendance: 1,500

Czech Republic-Russia was originally scheduled for 22 February but was postponed.

  • Week 3
8 March 2003
 Portugal 43–10  Czech Republic

9 March 2003
 Russia 17–23  Georgia

9 March 2003
 Spain 6–31  Romania
Madrid
Attendance: 5,000

Week 4

22 March 2003
 Czech Republic 15–30  Georgia
Prague
Attendance: 1,200

22 March 2003
 Romania 23–12  Russia
Bucharest
Attendance: 5,000

23 March 2003
 Portugal 35–16  Spain

  • Week 5
29 March 2003
 Russia 14–25  Portugal

30 March 2003
 Georgia 6–19  Romania
Tbilisi
Attendance: 40,000

30 March 2003
 Spain 38–40  Czech Republic

  • Week 6
14 February 2004
 Romania 55–11  Czech Republic
Bucharest
Attendance: 500

14 February 2004
 Georgia 14–19  Portugal
Tbilisi
Attendance: 15,000

14 February 2004
 Russia 36–6  Spain

  • Week 7
21 February 2004
 Romania 36–6  Portugal
Constanta
Attendance: 2,000
22 February 2004
 Spain 6–6  Georgia
Tarragona
Attendance: 5,000

  • Russia-Czech Republic, originally scheduled for 21 February 2004 and postponed due snow, wasn't played.
  • Week 8
6 March 2004
 Romania 50–10  Spain
Bucharest
Attendance: 1,000

6 March 2004
 Georgia 9–3  Russia
Tblisi
Attendance: 6,000

6 March 2004
 Czech Republic 8–13  Portugal
Prague
Attendance: 500

  • Week 9
20 March 2004
 Russia 33–24  Romania
Krasnodar
Attendance: 1,000

20 March 2004
 Spain 19–45  Portugal
Ibiza
Attendance: 2,000

20 March 2004
 Georgia 23–7  Czech Republic
Tbilisi
Attendance: 15,000

  • Week 10
27 March 2004
 Czech Republic 16–6  Spain

27 March 2004
 Portugal 19–18  Russia

27 March 2004
 Romania 25–18  Georgia
Iași
Attendance: 8,000

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • www.irb.com