1996 FIRA Women's European Championship

The second FIRA Women's European Championship saw the debut of Germany and a five-nation event.

1996 FIRA Women's European Championship
1996-04-10 - 1996-04-14
Host nation  Spain
No. of nations 5
Champions  France
Matches played 7

The competition was initially a three-team two pools system but Russia withdrew a few days before the start.[1] With no time for finding substitutes Pool B was left with only two teams, becoming in a "semi-final" for deciding the final place. The other final place was decided on a three-team pool (Pool A), won by Spain with wins over Netherlands and Germany.

On the competition calendar[1] 5th/6th and 3rd/4th place matches were planned, but with the non participation of Russia a three-team pool was created. Italy played Netherlands and Germany, the results of these games being combined with the earlier match between Netherlands and Germany to decide 3rd-5th places.


ResultsEdit

Pool AEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against
Final   Spain 2 2 0 0 82 0 4
Play-off   Netherlands 2 1 0 1 29 11 2
Play-off   Germany 2 0 0 2 11 82 0
[144]
1996-04-10 Spain   53-0   Germany Madrid [9/9/1]
[146]
1996-04-11 Netherlands   29-11   Germany Madrid [32/10/3]
[147]
1996-04-12 Spain   29-0 [2]   Netherlands Madrid [10/33/1]

Pool BEdit

[145]
1996-04-11 France   57 – 8   Italy Madrid [34/18/6]

3rd-5th play-offsEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against
3   Italy 2 2 0 0 50 6 4
4   Netherlands 2 1 0 1 35 22 2
5   Germany 2 0 0 2 11 68 0
[148]
1996-04-13 Italy   39-0   Germany Madrid [19/11/1]
[149]
1996-04-14 Italy   11-6   Netherlands Madrid [20/34/3]

FinalEdit

[150]
1996-04-14 Spain   10-15   France Madrid [10/35/4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Championship info in Mundo Deportivo Wednesday 10 April 1996 page 50 - spanish
  2. ^ Result obtained in "Deportes en Breve - Rugby", ABC, 13 April 1996 page 83 - spanish

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
1995 FIRA Women's European Championship
FIRA Women's European Championship
1996
  France
Succeeded by
1997 FIRA Women's European Championship