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2007 IRB Nations Cup

The 2007 IRB Nations Cup is the second 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, Emerging Springboks and Italy A) against some of the Tier 2 and 3 nations (Romania, Namibia and Georgia).[1]

2007 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Argentina XV
 South Africa A
 Georgia
 Italy A
 Namibia
 Romania
Tournament format(s)Modified Round-robin
Date5 – 16 June 2007
Tournament statistics
Teams6
Matches played9
Attendance2,000 (222 per match)
Tries scored42 (4.67 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Peter Grant (Emerging Springboks)
(44 points)
Top try scorer(s)Tonderai Chavhanga (Emerging Springboks)
Marius Delport (Emerging Springboks)
(3 tries)
Final
Champions South Africa A (1st title)
Runners-up Argentina XV
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Originally scheduled to take place in the Tineretului Stadium, Bucharest, Romania,[2] in the event the matches took place at the city's Stadionul Arcul de Triumf.[3]

Argentina Jaguars were the defending champions, but the Emerging Springboks were the overall winners.

The competition format was a modified round-robin whereby each team played 3 of the other 5 teams. The competition was played over three match days, with three matches played consecutively on each day.

Final standingsEdit

2007 IRB Nations Cup
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1   South Africa A 3 3 0 0 109 24 +85 13 3 1 0 13
2   Argentina XV 3 2 0 1 84 57 +27 11 4 1 0 9
3   Georgia 3 2 0 1 55 62 -7 7 6 0 0 8
4   Romania 3 2 0 1 54 85 -31 4 10 0 0 8
5   Italy A 3 0 0 3 48 68 -20 3 8 0 2 2
6   Namibia 3 0 0 3 47 101 -54 4 11 0 0 0
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

5 June 2007
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Argentina XV   27 – 20   Italy A
Try: Amelong
Arocena
Planez
Pen: Fernández (3)
Drop: Fernández (1)
Report Try: Sepe
Pen: Orquera (4)
Drop: Orquera (1)

5 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Georgia   26 – 18   Namibia
Try: Didebulidze
Magrakvelidze
Urjukashvili
Con: Kvirikashvili (1)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (2)
Drop: Kvirikashvili (1)
Stats Try: Visser
van der Westhuizen
Con: Losper (1)
Pen: van der Westhuizen (2)
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Attendance: 2000
Referee: C Damasco (Italy)

5 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
South Africa A   61 – 7   Romania
Try: Brits (2)
Chavhanga
Floors (2)
Joubert
Vermaak (2)
Con: Grant (6)
Pen: Grant (3)
Stats Try: Petre
Con: Vlaicu

Round 2Edit

IRB Report


10 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
South Africa A   24 – 7   Georgia
Try: Delport (3)
Con: Grant (3)
Pen: Grant (1)
Stats Try: Penalty Try
Con: Kvirikashvili (1)

10 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
Romania   19 – 8   Italy A
Try: Dumitraș
Fercu
Pen: Calafeteanu (3)
Stats Try: Rosa
Pen: Marcato (1)

Round 3Edit

IRB Report

16 June 2007
15:00 EET (UTC+02)
Italy A   20 – 22   Georgia
Try: Sepe
Pen: Orquera (5)
Stats Try: Z Maissuradze
Shkinin
Urjukashvili
Con: Kvirikashvili (2)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1)

16 June 2007
17:00 EET (UTC+02)
Romania   28 – 16   Namibia
Try: Brezoianu
Con: Calafeteanu (1)
Pen: Calafeteanu (5)
Drop: Calafeteanu (1)
Vlaicu (1)
Stats Try: du Plessis
Con: Losper (1)
Pen: Losper (3)

16 June 2007
19:00 EET (UTC+02)
South Africa A   24 – 10   Argentina XV
Try: Chavhanga (2)
Con: Grant (1)
Pen: Grant (3)
Drop: Grant (1)
Report Try: D Stuart
Con: Fernández (1)
Pen: Fernández (1)

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See List of international rugby union teams#National teams - tier classification for more information on the Tiers.
  2. ^ IRB: original schedule Archived 2014-10-27 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: 15 June 2012
  3. ^ IRB Match Reports on games played at Arcul de Triumf on first Archived 2014-10-27 at the Wayback Machine, second Archived 2014-10-27 at the Wayback Machine and third Archived 2008-04-21 at the Wayback Machine days. Accessed: 15 June 2012

External linksEdit