2013 IRB Nations Cup

The 2013 IRB Nations Cup was the eighth edition of the international rugby union tournament, a competition created by the International Rugby Board. For the seventh time in a row, it was held in Bucharest, Romania. It was played between 8 June and 16 June and ran alongside the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup in Georgia. All fixtures were played at the 5,000 capacity Stadionul Naţional de Rugby, the Home stadium for Hosts Romania.[1]

2013 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Argentina XV
 Italy A
 Romania
 Russia
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Date8 – 16 June 2013
Tournament statistics
Teams4
Matches played6
Attendance7,000 (1,167 per match)
Tries scored22 (3.67 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Florin Vlaicu (Romania)
(51 points)
Top try scorer(s)Cătălin Fercu (Romania)
(3 tries)
Final
Champions Romania (2nd title)
Runners-up Italy A
← 2012 (Previous)
(Next) 2014 →

Hosts Romania were joined by ENC side Russia and regular A sides Italy A and 2012 IRB Nations cup runners-up, Argentina Jaguars.

Romania retained the title they won in 2012 by winning all three of their matches.[2]

StandingsEdit

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1   Romania 3 3 0 0 86 41 45 8 4 0 0 12
2   Italy A 3 2 0 1 66 51 15 5 3 0 0 8
3   Argentina XV 3 1 0 2 44 73 -29 4 7 0 0 4
4   Russia 3 0 0 3 56 87 -31 5 8 0 0 0
Source : www.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

FixturesEdit

Matchday 1Edit

8 June 2013
18:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   30 – 20   Russia
Try: Matei 21' c
Fercu 24' c
Macovei 42' c
Con: Vlaicu (3/3)
Pen: Vlaicu (3/3) 13', 53', 78'
ESPN
IRB
Try: Kurashov 4' c
Kushnarev 17' c
Con: Kushnarev (2/2)
Pen: Kushnarev (2/3) 38', 51'

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Joaquín Montes (URU)

8 June 2013
20:00 EET (UTC+2)
Argentina XV   6 – 26   Italy A
Pen: Poet (2/4) 12', 40'
ESPN
IRB
Try: Ruffolo (2) 10' c, 20' c
Con: Ambrosini (2/2)
Pen: Ambrosini (3/4) 38', 48', 80'
Drop: Ambrosini (1/1) 15'

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Neil Patterson (SRU)

Matchday 2Edit

12 June 2013
18:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   30 – 8   Argentina XV
Try: Poparlan 40' c
Macovei 53' c
Vlaicu 80' c
Con: Vlaicu (3/3)
Pen: Vlaicu (3/5) 5', 20', 59'
ESPN
IRB
Try: Isaack 79' m
Pen: Taboada (1/1) 16'

Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

12 June 2013
20:00 EET (UTC+2)
Russia   19 – 27   Italy A
Try: Sugrobov 75' c
Con: Kushnarev (1/1)
Pen: Kushnarev (4/4) 4', 15', 27', 35'
ESPN
IRB
Try: Castagnoli 38' c
Ragusi 79' m
Con: Ragusi (1/2)
Pen: Ragusi (5/6) 6', 24', 36', 42', 62'

Referee: Neil Patterson (SRU)

Matchday 3Edit

16 June 2013
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Argentina XV   30 – 17   Russia
Try: Villaluenga 8' c
Cappiello 36' c
Bruno 76' c
Con: Poet (2/2)
Bonilla (1/1)
Pen: Poet (1/1) 31'
Bonilla (2/2) 60', 63'
EPSN
IRB
Try: Kotov 23' c
Sugrobov 72' c
Con: Kushnarev (2/2)
Pen: Kushnarev (1/1) 52'

Attendance: 6,000[2]
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)

16 June 2013
21:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   26 – 13   Italy A
Try: Fercu 23' c, 78' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/2)
Pen: Vlaicu (4/6) 27', 35', 52', 71'
ESPN
IRB
Try: Pratichetti 28' c
Con: Ambrosini (1/1)
Pen: Ambrosini (2/5) 18', 32'

Attendance: 6,000[2]
Referee: Joaquín Montes (URU)

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Further boost for Tier Two with Nations Cup". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  2. ^ a b c "2013: Romanian delight at title defence". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 1 April 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Nations Cup". Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.

External linksEdit