2006–2008 European Nations Cup Second Division

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. The winner of Division 2A, Germany, will be promoted to Division 1 and fifth place, Netherlands, relegated to Division 2B. The winner, Poland, and loser of Division 2B shall be promoted to Division 2A and relegated to Division 3A, respectively.

In 2006 Ukraine was relegated from the First Division to Division 2A and Latvia promoted from Division 3A to 2B. The other teams joined from Round 3 of the qualification for the World Cup 2007. Spain, the winner of Round 3 of WC qual., was thereby promoted to the First Division in 2006.

Division 2AEdit

Pos Team Games Points Table
Points
Play Won Draw Lost For Ag. Diff.
1   Germany 8 6 0 2 191 124 +67 20
2   Belgium 8 6 0 2 214 147 +67 20
3   Moldova 8 5 0 3 163 157 +6 18
4   Ukraine 8 3 0 5 117 128 −11 14
5   Netherlands 8 0 0 8 97 226 −129 8
  • In the event of a tie the following rules apply: champion to be decided by 1. Winner of the games between tied teams 2. Best difference points for and against in all pool matches 3. Best difference between tried in all pool matches 4. Higher number of points 5. Higher number of tries [1]
  • Germany was promoted because they won on aggregate in the two games played between them and Belgium (32 – 13 and 18 – 32 giving an aggregate of 50 – 45).
4 November 2006
Belgium   24–11   Ukraine

11 November 2006
Moldova   26–24   Germany

18 November 2006
Netherlands   18–29   Ukraine

18 November 2006
Germany   32–13   Belgium

26 November 2006
Moldova   43–7   Netherlands

21 April 2007
Ukraine   14–22   Germany

21 April 2007
Belgium   27–29   Moldova

28 April 2007
Germany   21–12   Netherlands

5 May 2007
Ukraine   16–17   Moldova

5 May 2007
Netherlands   20–27   Belgium

10 November 2007
Ukraine   13–7   Netherlands

10 November 2007
Belgium   32–18   Germany

17 November 2007
Netherlands   13–15   Moldova

24 November 2007
Germany   34–5   Moldova

24 November 2007
Ukraine   15–18   Belgium

12 April 2008
Moldova   19–22   Belgium

19 April 2008
Germany   13–5   Ukraine

26 April 2008
Netherlands   17–27   Germany

3 May 2008
Moldova   9–14   Ukraine

3 May 2008
Belgium   51–3   Netherlands

Division 2BEdit

Pos Team Games Points Table
Points
Play Won Draw Lost For Ag. Diff.
1   Poland 8 7 0 1 266 67 +199 22
2   Latvia 8 5 0 3 150 165 −15 18
3   Croatia 8 4 0 4 133 134 −1 16
4   Malta 8 2 0 6 125 210 −85 12
5   Andorra 8 2 0 6 118 216 −98 12
  • Andorra was relegated because they lost on aggregate in the two games played between them and Malta (24 – 24 and 17 – 16 giving an aggregate of 41 – 47).
7 October 2006
Poland   54–8   Andorra
Try: Hotowski (2)
Sajur (2)
Komisarczuk
Łukasiewicz
Urbanowicz
Wojaczek
Con: Stępień (7)
Try: Duran
Pen: Abelló
Krakow
Attendance: approx. 300–400
Referee: Paolo Ventura

4 November 2006
Andorra   21–34   Latvia

4 November 2006
Malta   18–49   Croatia

28 October 2006
Croatia   11–12   Poland
Try: Hotowski (2)
Con: Banaszek (2/2)

29 October 2006
Latvia   27–16   Malta

31 March 2007
Croatia   7–27   Latvia

7 April 2007
Andorra   24–13   Croatia

5 May 2007
Latvia   9–33   Poland
Try: Sajur (2)
Hotowski
Łukasiewicz
Pisarek
Con: Bukhalo (4)

12 May 2007
Malta   31–24   Andorra

19 May 2007
Poland   36–3   Malta
Try: Królikowski
Łukasiewicz
Mirosz
Miśkiewicz
Wojaczek
Con: Bukhalo (4)
Pen: Bukhalo
Pen: Mirabell
Siedlce
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Gheorghe Sabău

29 September 2007
Andorra   5–33   Poland
Try: Alieu
Try: Hotowski (3)
Banaszek
Pisarek
Con: Banaszek (4)
Andorra la Vella
Attendance: approx. 300–400
Referee: Paolo Ventura

27 October 2007
Poland   14–15   Croatia
Try: Michalak
Pen: Bukhalo (3)
Pen: Ursić (5)

10 November 2007
Croatia   24–9   Malta

17 November 2007
Malta   16–13   Latvia

24 November 2007
Latvia   20–9   Andorra

19 April 2008
Croatia   15–10   Andorra

26 April 2008
Poland   55–0   Latvia
Try: Banaszek (2)
Hotowski (2)
Pisarek
Popławski
Stępień
Con: Bukhalo (7)
Pen: Bukhalo (2)

10 May 2008
Malta   16–29   Poland
Try: Banaszek
Bukhalo
Miśkiewicz
Podolski
Con: Banaszek (2)
Bukhalo
Pen: Bukhalo

10 May 2008
Latvia   20–8   Croatia

17 May 2008
Andorra   17–16   Malta

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit