1995 Rugby World Cup – Americas qualification

For the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, the Americas were allocated one direct qualifying place (Americas 1) in addition to the automatic qualification of Canada which was granted a place due to reaching the quarter-final stages of the 1991 tournament.[1][2]

The regional bodies, CONSUR representing South America and NAWIRA representing North America, conducted their own qualification matches in the first round determine their respective top teams. A home and away play-off between those two teams then decided the World Cup qualification place. Argentina won both matches over the United States to secure qualification for the 1995 tournament.[3][4]

Round 1Edit

South AmericaEdit

Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 140 20 +120 9
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 91 28 +63 7
  Paraguay 3 1 0 2 31 142 −111 5
  Chile 3 0 0 3 37 109 −72 3

Matches

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
26 September 1993   Chile 24–25   Paraguay Santiago, Chile
2 October 1993   Paraguay 3–67   Uruguay Asunción, Paraguay
9 October 1993   Uruguay 14–6   Chile Montevideo, Uruguay
11 October 1993   Argentina 70–7   Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 October 1993   Argentina 51–3   Paraguay Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 October 1993   Uruguay 10–19   Argentina Montevideo, Uruguay

North AmericaEdit

One-off match

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
12 March 1994   Bermuda 3–60   United States Devonshire, Bermuda

Round 2: Qualifying play-offEdit

Home and away

Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
28 May 1994   United States 22–28   Argentina Long Beach, California, USA
20 June 1994   Argentina 16–11   United States Buenos Aires, Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup 1995". Welsh Rugby Union. 2011. Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Steve (2011). "RWC 1995". Black Swans. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "1995 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Results". ESPN Scrum. 17 Sep 1994. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1995 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Points Tables". ESPN Scrum. 17 Sep 1994. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)