2007 IRB Nations Cup

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2007 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Argentina Argentina XV
South Africa Emerging Springboks
 Georgia
 Italy A
 Namibia
 Romania
Tournament format(s) Modified Round-robin
Date 5 – 16 June 2007
Tournament statistics
Teams 6
Matches played 9
Attendance 2,000 (222 per match)
Tries scored 42 (4.67 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Peter Grant (Emerging Springboks)
(44 points)
Top try scorer(s) Tonderai Chavhanga (Emerging Springboks)
Marius Delport (Emerging Springboks)
(3 tries)
Final
Champions South Africa Emerging Springboks (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina Argentina XV
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The 2007 IRB Nations Cup is the second edition of the international rugby union tournament, a competition created by the International Rugby Board. It pits the "A" Teams of the stronger (Tier 1) rugby nations (Argentina Jaguars, Emerging Springboks and Italy A) against some of the Tier 2 and 3 nations (Romania, Namibia and Georgia).[1]

Originally scheduled to take place in the Tineretului Stadium, Bucharest, Romania,[2] in the event the matches took place at the city's Stadionul Arcul de Triumf.[3]

Argentina Jaguars were the defending champions, but the Emerging Springboks were the overall winners.

The competition format was a modified round-robin whereby each team played 3 of the other 5 teams. The competition was played over three match days, with three matches played consecutively on each day.

Final standings[edit]

2007 IRB Nations Cup
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 South Africa Emerging Springboks 3 3 0 0 109 24 +85 13 3 1 0 13
2 Argentina Argentina XV 3 2 0 1 84 57 +27 11 4 1 0 9
3  Georgia 3 2 0 1 55 62 -7 7 6 0 0 8
4  Romania 3 2 0 1 54 85 -31 4 10 0 0 8
5  Italy A 3 0 0 3 48 68 -20 3 8 0 2 2
6  Namibia 3 0 0 3 47 101 -54 4 11 0 0 0
Source : irb.com

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

IRB Report

5 June 2007
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Argentina XV Argentina 27 – 20  Italy A
Try: Amelong
Arocena
Planez
Pen: Fernández (3)
Drop: Fernández (1)
Report Try: Sepe
Pen: Orquera (4)
Drop: Orquera (1)

5 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Georgia  26 – 18  Namibia
Try: Didebulidze
Magrakvelidze
Urjukashvili
Con: Kvirikashvili (1)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (2)
Drop: Kvirikashvili (1)
Stats Try: Visser
van der Westhuizen
Con: Losper (1)
Pen: van der Westhuizen (2)
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Attendance: 2000
Referee: C Damasco (Italy)

5 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Emerging Springboks South Africa 61 – 7  Romania
Try: Brits (2)
Chavhanga
Floors (2)
Joubert
Vermaak (2)
Con: Grant (6)
Pen: Grant (3)
Stats Try: Petre
Con: Vlaicu

Round 2[edit]

IRB Report

10 June 2007
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Namibia  13 – 47 Argentina Argentina XV
Try: Nieuwenhuis
Con: Losper (1)
Pen: Losper (2)
Stats Try: Ascarate
Camacho (2)
de Achaval
Miralles
Sanz
J Stuart
Con: Fernández (3)
Pen: Fernández (2)

10 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Emerging Springboks South Africa 24 – 7  Georgia
Try: Delport (3)
Con: Grant (3)
Pen: Grant (1)
Stats Try: Penalty Try
Con: Kvirikashvili (1)

10 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Romania  19 – 8  Italy A
Try: Dumitraș
Fercu
Pen: Calafeteanu (3)
Stats Try: Rosa
Pen: Marcato (1)

Round 3[edit]

IRB Report

16 June 2007
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Italy A Italy 20 – 22  Georgia
Try: Sepe
Pen: Orquera (5)
Stats Try: Z Maissuradze
Shkinin
Urjukashvili
Con: Kvirikashvili (2)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1)

16 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Romania  28 – 16  Namibia
Try: Brezoianu
Con: Calafeteanu (1)
Pen: Calafeteanu (5)
Drop: Calafeteanu (1)
Vlaicu (1)
Stats Try: du Plessis
Con: Losper (1)
Pen: Losper (3)

16 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Emerging Springboks South Africa 24 – 10 Argentina Argentina XV
Try: Chavhanga (2)
Con: Grant (1)
Pen: Grant (3)
Drop: Grant (1)
Report Try: D Stuart
Con: Fernández (1)
Pen: Fernández (1)

Top scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See List of international rugby union teams#National teams - tier classification for more information on the Tiers.
  2. ^ IRB: original schedule Accessed: 15 June 2012
  3. ^ IRB Match Reports on games played at Arcul de Triumf on first, second and third days. Accessed: 15 June 2012

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