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2014 IRB Nations Cup

The 2014 IRB Nations Cup was the ninth edition of the international rugby union tournament, a competition created by the International Rugby Board. For the eighth time in a row, it was held in Bucharest, Romania. It was played between 13 and 22 June and ran alongside the 2014 IRB Tbilisi Cup in Georgia. Romania were joined by Uruguay, Emerging Ireland and ENC side Russia and defended the title they won in 2012 and 2013.[2][3] All of the fixtures were played at the 5,000 capacity Stadionul Naţional de Rugby, the home stadium for the hosts Romania.[2]

2014 IRB Nations Cup
Tournament details
CountriesIreland Emerging Ireland
 Romania
 Russia
 Uruguay
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Date13 – 22 June 2014
Tournament statistics
Teams4
Matches played6
Tries scored14 (2.33 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Florin Vlaicu (Romania)
(19 points)[1]
Top try scorer(s)Andrew Conway (Emerg. IRE)
(3 tries)[1]
Final
ChampionsIreland Emerging Ireland
Runners-up Romania
← 2013 (Previous)
(Next) 2015 →

The Emerging Ireland team won the title for the first time and Robin Copeland was named as the player of the tournament.[4][5][6]

StandingsEdit

Team Games Points Tries Bounus points Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference For Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus
1   Emerging Ireland 3 3 0 0 148 13 135 21 1 3 0 15
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 64 65 –1 6 7 0 0 8
3   Uruguay 3 1 0 2 32 91 –59 2 10 0 0 4
4   Russia 3 0 0 3 24 99 –75 2 13 0 2 2
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

13 June 2014[7]
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Emerging Ireland   66 – 0
Abandoned
at 49'
  Russia
Try: Keatley 3' m
Conway (3) 6' c, 23' m, 26' c
Annett 10' c
Gilroy (2) 28' c, 44' c
Copeland 34' c
O'Donnell 36' c
Marshall 41' c
Con: Keatley (5/7) 7', 11', 27', 29', 35'
Hanrahan (3/3) 37', 42', 45'
Report[8] Pen: Gaysin (0/1) 15'

Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
FB 15 Johne Murphy
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Eoin Griffin
IC 12 Stuart McCloskey
LW 11 Andrew Conway
FH 10 Ian Keatley   35'
SH 9 Paul Marshall
N8 8 Robin Copeland
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell
BF 6 Dominic Ryan (c)
RL 5 Dave Foley
LL 4 Michael Kearney
TP 3 Michael Bent   46'
HK 2 Niall Annett   40'
LP 1 Callum Black
Replacements:
HK 16 James Tracy   40'
PR 17 John Ryan   46'
LK 18 Billy Holland
FL 19 Sean Dougall
SH 20 Luke McGrath
FH 21 J. J. Hanrahan   35'
CE 22 Brendan Macken
Coach:
  Dan McFarland
FB 15 Igor Klyuchnikov
RW 14 Mikhail Babaev
OC 13 German Davydov
IC 12 Alexey Makovetskiy
LW 11 Igor Galinovskiy
FH 10 Ramil Gaysin
SH 9 Alexander Ianiushkin   46'
N8 8 Victor Gresev
OF 7 Andrey Temnov
BF 6 Andrey Garbuzov
RL 5 Denis Antonov
LL 4 Alexander Voytov (c)   46'
TP 3 Sergey Sekisov
HK 2 Stanislav Selskiy   46' to 56'
LP 1 Alexey Volkov   46'
Replacements:
HK 16 Valery Tsnobiladze
PR 17 Grigory Tsnobiladze   46'
LK 18 Alexander Bezverkhov
FL 19 Artem Fatakhov   46'
FL 20 Pavel Butenko
SH 21 Alexey Shcherban   46'
FH 22 Sergey Ianiushkin
Coach:
  Raphaël Saint-André [fr]

Touch judges:
Cristian Serban (Romania)
Alexandru Ionescu (Romania)
Television match official:
Razvan Iordachescu (Romania)


13 June 2014
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   34 – 16   Uruguay
Try: Turashvili 35' c
Macovei 45' c
Ionita 74' m
Con: Vlaicu (2/3) 36', 46'
Pen: Vlaicu (4/4) 5', 11', 53', 58'
Drop: Vlaicu (1/1) 25'
IRB[8] Try: Gibernau 29' c
Con: Prada (1/1) 30'
Pen: Prada (3/4) 24', 26', 61'

Referee: Chris Assmus (Canada)
FB 15 Gabriel Conache
RW 14 Ionuț Dumitru
OC 13 Minya Csaba Gál
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Andrew Conway
FH 10 Filip Lazăr   66'
SH 9 Florin Surugiu   78'
N8 8 Daniel Carpo
OF 7 Mihai Macovei (c)
BF 6 Viorel Lucaci   60'
RL 5 Marius Sirbe
LL 4 Valentin Poparlan   66'
TP 3 Constantin Pristăviță   75'
HK 2 Otar Turashvili   14' to 23'
LP 1 Horaţiu Pungea   48'   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Eugen Căpăţână   14'   23'
PR 17 Alexandru Ţăruş   48'
LK 18 Dorin Lazăr   60'
N8 19 Vlad Nistor   66'
CE 20 Catalin Robert Dascalu   66'
SH 21 Valentin Ivan   78'
FH 22 Daniel Statulescu
Coach:
  Lynn Howells
FB 15 Gastón Mieres
RW 14 Santiago Gibernau
OC 13 Joaquín Prada
IC 12 Alberto Roman
LW 11 Gaston Gibernau   53'
FH 10 Alejo Durán   53'
SH 9 Guillermo Lijtenstein
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto
OF 7 Diego Magno   65'
BF 6 Juan de Freitas   69'
RL 5 Franco Lamanna   62' to 72'
LL 4 Cristofer Soares De Lima   49'
TP 3 Juan Echeverría   49'   78'
HK 2 Nicolás Klappenbach (c)   69'
LP 1 Alejo Corral   78'
Replacements:
PR 16 Carlos Arboleya   49'
PR 17 Mateo Sanguinetti   69'
LK 18 Mathias Braun   49'
FL 19 Fernando Bascou   65'
FL 20 Agustin Alonso   69'
FB 21 Jerónimo Etcheverry   53'
WG 22 Federico Favaro   53'
Coach:
  Pablo Lemoine

Touch judges:
Razvan Vasiliu (Romania)
Gabriel Seitan (Romania)
Television match official:
Razvan Iordachescu (Romania)

Matchday 2Edit

18 June 2014[7]
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Emerging Ireland   51 – 3   Uruguay
Try: Gilroy 7' c
Kearney 24' c
Butler (2) 33' m, 51' c
Holland 64' c
Marshall 75' m
Con: Hanrahan (5/6) 8', 25', 52', 61', 65'
Pen: Hanrahan (2/2) 20', 40'
Keatley (1/1) 80'
Report[9] Pen: Prada (1/2) 4'

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
FB 15 Gabriel Conache
RW 14 Ionuț Dumitru
OC 13 Minya Csaba Gál
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Andrew Conway
FH 10 Filip Lazăr   66'
SH 9 Florin Surugiu   78'
N8 8 Daniel Carpo
OF 7 Mihai Macovei (c)
BF 6 Viorel Lucaci   60'
RL 5 Marius Sirbe
LL 4 Valentin Poparlan   66'
TP 3 Constantin Pristăviță   75'
HK 2 Otar Turashvili   14' to 23'
LP 1 Horaţiu Pungea   48'   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Eugen Căpăţână   14'   23'
PR 17 Alexandru Ţăruş   48'
LK 18 Dorin Lazăr   60'
N8 19 Vlad Nistor   66'
CE 20 Catalin Robert Dascalu   66'
SH 21 Valentin Ivan   78'
FH 22 Daniel Statulescu
Coach:
  Lynn Howells
FB 15 Gastón Mieres
RW 14 Santiago Gibernau
OC 13 Joaquín Prada
IC 12 Alberto Roman
LW 11 Gaston Gibernau   53'
FH 10 Alejo Durán   53'
SH 9 Guillermo Lijtenstein
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto
OF 7 Diego Magno   65'
BF 6 Juan de Freitas   69'
RL 5 Franco Lamanna   62' to 72'
LL 4 Cristofer Soares De Lima   49'
TP 3 Juan Echeverria   49'   78'
HK 2 Nicolás Klappenbach (c)   69'
LP 1 Alejo Corral   78'
Replacements:
PR 16 Carlos Arboleya   49'
PR 17 Mateo Sanguinetti   69'
LK 18 Mathias Braun   49'
FL 19 Fernando Bascou   65'
FL 20 Agustin Alonso   69'
FB 21 Jerónimo Etcheverry   53'
WG 22 Federico Favaro   53'
Coach:
  Pablo Lemoine

Touch judges:
Cristian Raduta (Romania)
Gabriel Seitan (Romania)
Television match official:
Razvan Iordachescu (Romania)


18 June 2014
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   20 – 18   Russia
Try: Penalty Try 70',78'
Con: Florin Vlaicu (2/2) 71',79'
Pen: Florin Vlaicu (2/2) 8',36'
Report[10] Try: Andrey Temnov 32', Vladimir Ostroushko 56'
Con: Ramil Gaysin (1/2) 33'
Pen: Ramil Gaysin (2/3) 22',50'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Referee: Chris Assmus
FB 15 Gabriel Conache
RW 14 Stephen Hihetah
OC 13 Catalin Robert Dascalu
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Ionut Dumitru
FH 10 Filip Lazăr   50'
SH 9 Florin Surugiu   64'
N8 8 Daniel Carpo
OF 7 Dorin Lazăr   48'
BF 6 Mihai Macovei (c)
RL 5 Marius Sirbe
LL 4 Marian Drenceanu   45'
TP 3 Alexandru Tarus   64'
HK 2 Eugen Capatana   47'   64'
LP 1 Ionel Badiu   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Otar Turashvili   47'   64'
PR 17 Horatiu Pungea   50'
LK 18 Valentin Poparlan   49' to 59'   45'
N8 19 Viorel Lucaci   51' to 61'   48'
CE 20 Minya Csaba Gál   50'
SH 21 Valentin Ivan   50'
FH 22 Andrei Ilie
Coach:
  Lynn Howells
FB 15 Igor Klyuchnikov   68'
RW 14 Mikhail Babaev
OC 13 Dmitry Gerasimov
IC 12 Alexey Makovetskiy
LW 11 Vladimir Ostroushko
FH 10 Ramil Gaysin
SH 9 Alexander Ianiushkin   61'
N8 8 Victor Gresev   76' to 80 '   48'
OF 7 Andrey Temnov
BF 6 Pavel Butenko   64'
RL 5 Artem Fatakhov   69'
LL 4 Alexander Voytov(c)   8' to 18'
TP 3 Andrey Igretsov   45' to 55'   68'
HK 2 Valery Tsnobiladze   69' to 79'
LP 1 Grigory Tsnobiladze
Replacements:
PR 16 Stanislav Selskiy   69'
PR 17 Alexander Bezverkhov   48'   55'   68'   76'
LK 18 Denis Antonov
FL 19 Yevgeny Matveyev   64'
FL 20 Igor Galinovskiy   68'
FB 21 Alexey Shcherban   61'
WG 22 Sergey Ianiushkin
Coach:
  Raphaël Saint-André

Touch judges:
Cristian Serban (Romania)
Bogdan Gordin (Romania)
Television match official:
Razvan Iordachescu (Romania)

Matchday 3Edit

22 June 2014
16:00 EET (UTC+2)
Russia   6 – 13   Uruguay
Pen: Kushnarev (2/4) 11', 14'
Report[11] Try: Lamanna 60' c
Con: Prada (1/1) 61'
Pen: Prada (2/5) 52', 77'

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)

22 June 2014[7]
19:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania   10 – 31   Emerging Ireland
Report[12]

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d <"Nations Cup". IRB. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Nations Cup central to RWC 2015 preparations". International Rugby Board. 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-08. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ "2013: Romanian delight at title defence". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 1 April 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Romania 10-31 Emerging Ireland". RTE Sport. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Romania 10-31 Emerging Ireland". ESPN. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Romania 10-31 Emerging Ireland". The Score. 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Emerging Ireland to compete in Romania". RTÉ. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Russia left thunderstruck by Ireland". World Rugby. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". Irish Rugby. 18 June 2014. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Romania keep Nations Cup title defence alive". World Rugby. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Russia 6 – 13 Uruguay". World Rugby. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". Irish Rugby. 22 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

External linksEdit