1991 Rugby World Cup – European qualification

In 1989-1990, 14 European teams competed for the two available positions in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

PreliminaryEdit

Pool 1Edit

(played in France)

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 98 25 +63 9
  Denmark 3 2 0 1 42 57 -15 7
   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 49 74 -25 5
  Israel 3 0 0 3 31 64 -33 3
30 April 1989
Israel   15 - 22    Switzerland

30 April 1989
Denmark   0 - 39   Sweden

2 May 1989
Denmark   26 - 12    Switzerland

2 May 1989
Israel   10 - 26   Sweden

4 May 1989
Sweden   33 - 15    Switzerland

4 May 1989
Denmark   16 - 6   Israel

Pool 2Edit

  • Round 1
9 September 1989
Czechoslovakia   23 - 6   Yugoslavia

  • Round 2
17 September 1989
West Germany   6 - 12   Netherlands

1 October 1989
Czechoslovakia   13 - 15   Portugal
  • Round 3
8 October 1989
Netherlands   32 - 3   Portugal

Preliminary finalEdit

15 October 1989
Netherlands   24 - 3   Sweden

Round 2Edit

Final Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Spain 3 3 0 0 110 30 +80 9
  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 80 68 +12 7
  Poland 3 1 0 2 61 79 -18 5
  Belgium 3 0 0 3 41 115 -74 3
29 October 1989
Spain   29 - 15   Netherlands
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

29 October 1989
Belgium   23 - 25   Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

1 November 1989
Spain   23 - 9   Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

1 November 1989
Belgium   12 - 32   Netherlands
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

5 November 1989
Spain   58 - 6   Belgium
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

5 November 1989
Netherlands   33 - 27   Poland
Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid

Round 3Edit

Final Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Italy 3 3 0 0 83 38 +45 9
  Romania 3 2 0 1 85 42 +43 7
  Spain 3 1 0 2 34 61 -27 5
  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 30 91 -61 3
30 September 1990
Italy   30 - 6   Spain

30 September 1990
Netherlands   7 - 45   Romania

3 October 1990
Romania   19 - 6   Spain

3 October 1990
Italy   24 - 11   Netherlands

7 October 1990
Netherlands   12 - 22   Spain

7 October 1990
Italy   29 - 21   Romania

  Italy and   Romania qualified to 1991 Rugby World Cup, Pool 1 and Pool 4, respectively.

BibliographyEdit

  • (in 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.
  • (in Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999).