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2006 IRB Nations Cup

The 2006 IRB Nations Cup was the first edition of the international rugby union tournament, a competition created by the International Rugby Board. It pits the "A" Teams of the stronger (Tier 1) rugby nations (Argentina Jaguars and Italy A) against some of the Tier 2 and 3 nations (Romania and Russia).[1]

2006 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Argentina XV
 Italy A
 Portugal
 Russia
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Date13 – 24 June 2006
Tournament statistics
Teams4
Matches played6
Attendance0 (0 per match)
Tries scored36 (6 per match)
Final
Champions Argentina XV (1st title)
Runners-up Italy A
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The tournament took place between 13–24 June at Estádio Universitário in Lisbon, Portugal. Argentina Jaguars were the overall winners.

The competition format was a round-robin whereby each team played each of the other 3 teams once. The competition was played over three match days, with two matches played consecutively on each day.

Final standingsEdit

2006 IRB Nations Cup
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1   Argentina XV 3 3 0 0 114 36 +78 14 2 2 0 14
2   Italy A 3 1 1 1 69 81 -12 8 10 1 0 7
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 72 113 -41 9 14 2 1 7
4   Portugal 3 0 1 2 62 87 -25 5 10 0 1 3
Source : irb.com

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

IRB Report

13 June 2006
16:00 WET (UTC+00)
Argentina XV   26 – 11   Italy A
Try: Senillosa
de Vedia
Agulla
Lozada
Con: A.N.Other (3/4)
Report Try: Travagli
Pen: Orquera (2)

13 June 2006
18:00 WET (UTC+00)
Portugal   17 – 37   Russia
Try: Uva
Diogo Mateus
Con: Leal (2)
Pen: Leal (1)
Stats Try: Grachev
Garbuzov
Trishin (2)
Novikov
Con: Novikov (3)
Pen: Novikov (2)
Estádio Universitário, Lisbon
Referee: C Damasco (Italy)

Round 2Edit

IRB Report


18 June 2006
17:00 WET (UTC+00)
Portugal   26 – 26   Italy A
Try: David Mateus
Sousa
Con: Malheiro (1)
Pinto Neves (1)
Pen: Malheiro (3)
Drop: Malheiro (1)
Stats Try: Nitoglia
Orquera (2)
Con: Orquera (1)
Pen: Orquera (3)

Round 3Edit

IRB Report

24 June 2006
15:00 WET (UTC+00)
Italy A   32 – 29   Russia
Try: Spadaro (2)
Mandelli
Onitoglia
Con: Orquera (3/4)
Pen: Orquera (2)
Stats Try: Garbouzov (2)
Korobeynikov
Fedchenko
Con: Korobeynikov (2)
Kushnarev
Pen: Korobeynikov (1)
Estádio Universitário, Lisbon
Referee: Andrew Macpherson (Scotland)

24 June 2006
17:00 WET (UTC+00)
Portugal   19 – 24   Argentina XV
Try: Carvalho
Con: Malheiro (1/1)
Pen: Malheiro (4)
Stats Try: Comerello
Senillosa
Con: Gauthier (1/2)
Pen: Gauthier (3)
Drop: Senillosa

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See List of international rugby union teams#National teams - tier classification for more information on the Tiers.
  2. ^ Available information only indicates 57 points for Argentina A

External linksEdit