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Encyclopedia > European Nations Cup (rugby union)
European Nations Cup
Current season or competition 2007-2008 ENC First Division
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2000
No. of teams See below
Country Europe
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Romania Romania

The European Nations Cup, also referred to as the "Six Nations B" or simply ENC, is a second-level competition for European rugby union nations, some of which where it is still an amateur sport. It is administered by FIRA-AER. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... The 2007-2008 European Nations Cup (ENC) First Division will be the sixth edition of the so called Six Nations B since its launch in 2000. ... A rugby union scrum. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... The European Nations Cup, also referred to as the Six Nations B or simply ENC, is a second-level competition for European rugby union nations, some of which where it is still an amateur sport. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... A rugby union scrum. ... The FIRA - Association Européenne de Rugby (FIRA–AER) was formed in 1999 to promote, develop, organise and administer the game of rugby in Europe under the authority of the International Rugby Board (the governing body of rugby union). ...


Despite the name the European Nations Cup is in fact a series of 4 divisions of 6 teams with promotion and relegation between them. There is, however, at present little prospect of any of the teams being promoted to the Six Nations as the gap in terms of playing standards is probably too big. Division One usually uses the same weekends as the Six Nations Championship; other divisions play throughout the year. The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ...


Initially started as one-year competition, the championship is now decided over two years with each team playing each other home and away. The format change occurred at the end of the 2001 championship. Georgia is still regarded as the 2001 winner, but the results from that season count in the final standings of the 2001-2002 tournament.

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History

Romania won the first competition by a large margin, recording victories in all four matches. Georgia secured the title after a consistent performance, crowned with a decisive 31-20 win over Romania in Bucharest. As the competition format changed from one-year to two-years, Holland was not relegated after this season. Romania started in 2002 trailing Georgia after 2001 results, but managed to win all of the remaining five games, including a hard-fought 31-23 victory in Tbilisi.


Portugal were surprise 16-15 winners over Romania in Lisbon and installed themselves on the top of the 2003 table. In the second half of the competition, Romania seemed back on track (36-6 against Portugal in Constanţa), but went down 24-33 to Russia in Krasnodar. Then Portugal clinched their first title with a last-minute 19-18 win over Russia in Lisbon. The Russia - Czech Republic game was rescheduled due to bad weather and was eventually cancelled. The 2004-06 championships was also serving as a qualifiying group for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Romania triumphed despite finishing level on points with Georgia, while Ukraine were relegated after losing all matches. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... County ConstanÅ£a Mayor Radu Åžtefan Mazăre Area 124. ... 19th century photo depicting Kuban Cossacks obelisk in Krasnodar Krasnodar (Russian: ) is a city in Southern Russia on the Kuban River. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... 2007 Rugby World Cup - European qualification is based around the European Nations Cup, and will decide which European teams will participate in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup will be the sixth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. ...


Current divisions

Division 1
Division 2A
Division 2B
Division 3A
Division 3B
Division 3C
Division 3D

The 2007-2008 European Nations Cup (ENC) First Division will be the sixth edition of the so called Six Nations B since its launch in 2000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The 2006-2008 European Nations Cup (ENC) Second Division (a European rugby union competition for national teams) will be contested over two years during which all teams meet each other home and away. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The 2006-2008 European Nations Cup (ENC) Second Division (a European rugby union competition for national teams) will be contested over two years during which all teams meet each other home and away. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Andorra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... The Bosnia and Herzegovina national rugby union team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Monaco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ...

First Division championships

2000

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Flag of Romania Romania 4 4 0 0 120-39 12
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 4 2 0 2 125-95 8
Flag of Spain Spain 4 2 0 2 94-86 8
Flag of Portugal Portugal 4 1 0 3 65-97 5
Netherlands 4 1 0 3 37-124 5

Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ...

2001

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 5 5 0 0 167-68 15
Flag of Romania Romania 5 4 0 1 152-143 13
Russia 5 3 0 2 118-128 11
Flag of Spain Spain 5 2 0 3 118-128 9
Flag of Portugal Portugal 5 1 0 4 77-165 7
Netherlands 5 0 0 5 57-184 5

Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ...

2001-2002

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Flag of Romania Romania 10 9 0 1 373-148 28
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 10 8 1 1 351-152 27
Russia 10 6 1 3 332-230 23
Flag of Spain Spain 10 3 0 7 246-247 16
Flag of Portugal Portugal 10 3 0 7 170-295 16
Netherlands 10 0 0 10 84-484 10

Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ...

2003-2004

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Flag of Portugal Portugal 10 9 0 1 245-180 28
Flag of Romania Romania 10 8 0 2 320-123 26
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 10 5 1 4 193-148 21
Russia 9 4 0 6 198-175 15
Czech Republic 9 3 0 7 139-263 15
Flag of Spain Spain 10 0 1 9 129-335 11

Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ...

2004-2006

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
Flag of Romania Romania 10 8 0 2 294 26
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 10 8 0 2 228 26
Flag of Portugal Portugal 10 6 1 3 20 23
Russia 10 4 1 5 88 19
Czech Republic 10 3 0 7 -131 16
Ukraine 10 0 0 10 -499 10

2007 Rugby World Cup - European qualification is based around the European Nations Cup, and will decide which European teams will participate in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ...

Overall

By tournament

Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ...

By country

Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ...

See also

The Antim Cup is contested between the rugby union teams of Romania (The Oaks) and Georgia (The Lelos). It is named after the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan who came from Georgia. ... The FIRA - Association Européenne de Rugby (FIRA–AER) was formed in 1999 to promote, develop, organise and administer the game of rugby in Europe under the authority of the International Rugby Board (the governing body of rugby union). ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ...

External link

  • FIRA-AER website

 
 

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