2024 Rugby Europe Championship

The 2024 Rugby Europe Championship will be the eighth Rugby Europe Championship, the annual rugby union competition for the top European national teams outside the Six Nations Championship, and the 53rd edition of the competition (including all its previous incarnations as the FIRA Tournament, Rugby Union European Cup, FIRA Nations Cup, FIRA Trophy, and European Nations Cup).

2024 Rugby Europe Championship
Date3 February – 17 March 2024
Countries
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Attendance42,663 (3,555 per match)
Tries scored68 (5.67 per match)
2023 (Previous) (Next) 2025

Eight teams will take part in the 2024 championship. The championship will be contested by Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

Georgia will be entering the tournament as defending champions. They won the final against Portugal in the 2023 tournament, claiming their 15th title. The serpentine system was applied to allocate each team to their respective groups.[1] Each team plays a total of five games (three round robin group matches to determine the team's path and two play-off matches).[1] Seeding (for a group) and relegation are calculated over a two-year cycle, as is the promotion from the Trophy competition.[1][2]

Participants edit

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
  Belgium Stade Charles Tondreau
Stade du Pachy
8,000
3,000
Mons
Waterloo
  Laurent Dossat Jens Torfs
  Georgia Avchala Stadium
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
2,500
27,223
Tbilisi   Richard Cockerill Merab Sharikadze
  Germany Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark
Stadion Pichterich
5,000
6,000
Heidelberg
Neckarsulm
  Mark Kuhlmann Jörn Schröder
  Netherlands NRCA Stadium 7,000 Amsterdam   Lyn Jones Hugo Langelaan
  Poland Narodowy Stadion Rugby 2,425 Gdynia   Christian Hitt Piotr Zeszutek
  Portugal Estádio Nacional
Estádio do Restelo
37,593
19,856
Lisbon   Daniel Hourcade (interim) Tomás Appleton
  Romania Stadionul Arcul de Triumf 8,207 Bucharest   David Gérard Mihai Macovei
  Spain Estadio El Malecón
Estadio Nacional Complutense
Estadio Nuevo Vivero
6,007
12,400
14,898
Torrelavega
Madrid
Badajoz
  Pablo Bouza Jon Zabala

Tables and Fixtures edit

Group A edit

Advances to the Grand Finals Semi-Finals
Advances to the Ranking Finals Semi-Finals
Pos. Team Games Points Tries TBP LBP Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against Diff
1   Georgia 3 3 0 0 97 30 +67 15 3 +12 2 0 14
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 50 61 -11 6 9 -3 1 0 9
3   Netherlands 3 1 0 2 67 64 +3 8 8 0 1 1 6
4   Germany 3 0 0 3 35 94 -59 4 13 -9 0 0 0
Source - [3]
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
Win – 4 points | Draw – 2 points | At least 3 more tries than opponent – 1 point | Loss within 7 points – 1 point

Week 1 edit

3 February 2024
13:15 CET (UTC+1)
(1 LBP) Netherlands  18–20  Spain
Report
NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)

4 February 2024
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Germany  17–28  Georgia
Report
Paul Greifzu Stadium, Dessau-Roßlau
Attendance: 5,400
Referee: Tom Spurrier (Wales)

Week 2 edit

10 February 2024
14:00 GET (UTC+4)
(1 TBP) Georgia  31–10  Netherlands
Report
Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 2,963
Referee: Alexandru Ionescu (Romania)

11 February 2024
12:45 CET (UTC+1)
(1 TBP) Spain  27–5  Germany
Report
Estadio Nacional Complutense, Madrid
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

Week 3 edit

17 February 2024
16:00 GET (UTC+4)
(1 TBP) Georgia  38–3  Spain
Report
Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Sam Grove White (Scotland)

18 February 2024
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
(1 TBP) Netherlands  39–13  Germany
report
NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Michael Forrestal (Ireland)


Group B edit

Advances to the Grand Finals Semi-Finals
Advances to the Ranking Finals Semi-Finals
Pos. Team Games Points Tries TBP LBP Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against Diff
1   Portugal 3 2 0 1 109 41 +68 14 5 +9 2 1 11
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 77 75 +2 11 9 +2 1 0 9
3   Belgium 3 2 0 1 59 49 +10 7 6 +1 1 0 9
4   Poland 3 0 0 3 25 105 -80 3 15 -12 0 0 0
Source - [3]
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
Win – 4 points | Draw – 2 points | At least 3 more tries than opponent – 1 point | Loss within 7 points – 1 point

Week 1 edit

3 February 2024
20:00 CET (UTC+1)
Belgium  10–6  Portugal (1 LBP)
Report
Stade Charles Tondreau, Mons
Attendance: 4,600
Referee: Saba Abulashvili (Georgia)

4 February 2024
18:15 CET (UTC+1)
Poland  8–20  Romania
Report
Narodowym stadion dla rugby, Gdynia
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Keane Davison (Ireland)

Week 2 edit

10 February 2024
14:30 EET (UTC+2)
(1 TBP) Romania  33–18  Belgium
Report
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Inigo Atorrasagasti (Spain)

10 February 2024
19:00 WET (UTC+0)
(1 TBP) Portugal  54–7  Poland
Report
Estádio Nacional, Lisbon
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Ethan Glass (Switzerland)

Week 3 edit

17 February 2024
16:30 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  24–49  Portugal (1 TBP)
Report
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)

17 February 2024
19:00 CET (UTC+1)
(1 TBP) Belgium  31–10  Poland
Report
Stade du Pachy, Waterloo
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ben Breakspear (Wales)

Ranking Finals edit

 
Semi-finalsFifth-place Final
 
      
 
2 March – NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam
 
 
  Netherlands
 
17 March – Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
 
  Poland
 
TBD
 
2 March – Stade du Pachy, Waterloo
 
TBD
 
  Belgium
 
 
  Germany
 
Seventh-place Final
 
 
17 March – Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
 
 
TBD
 
 
TBD

Semi-finals edit

2 March 2024
16:15 CET (UTC+1)
Netherlands  v  Poland
NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam
Referee: Inigo Atorrasagasti (Spain)

2 March 2024
19:00 CET (UTC+1)
Belgium  v  Germany
Stade du Pachy, Waterloo
Referee: Sam Grove White (Scotland

Seventh-place final edit

17 March 2024
12:00 CET (UTC+1)
TBAvTBA
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Referee: TBA

Fifth-place final edit

17 March 2024
14:45 CET (UTC+1)
TBAvTBA
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Referee: TBA

Grand Finals edit

 
Semi-finalsGrand Final
 
      
 
2 March – Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
 
 
  Georgia
 
17 March – Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
 
  Romania
 
TBD
 
3 March – Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon
 
TBD
 
  Portugal
 
 
  Spain
 
Bronze Final
 
 
17 March – Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
 
 
TBD
 
 
TBD

Semi-finals edit

2 March 2024
16:00 GET (UTC+4)
Georgia  v  Romania
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi
Referee: Peter Martin (Ireland)

3 March 2024
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Portugal  v  Spain
Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon
Referee: Benoit Rousselet (France)

Bronze Final edit

17 March 2024
18:15 CET (UTC+1)
TBAvTBA
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Referee: TBA

Grand Final edit

17 March 2024
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
TBAvTBA
Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
Referee: TBA

Two-Year overall standings edit

Relegated
2023-24 Rugby Europe Championships
Pos
Event 
Team
2023 2024 Points
total
1   Georgia 10 0 0
2   Portugal 8 0 0
3   Romania 6 0 0
4   Spain 5 0 0
5   Netherlands 4 0 0
6   Germany 3 0 0
7   Belgium 2 0 0
8   Poland 1 0 0

International broadcasters edit

Country Broadcaster[4] Summary
  Belgium Rugby Europe (registration required)
  Georgia Rugby TV
Imedi TV
Georgia games shown live via Rugby TV and Imedi TV. Also Georgia games are streamed and free on Rugby TV Facebook page
  Germany ProSieben Maxx
Joyn
Ran
Pro7 Maxx for Germany games, with others via streaming platforms Joyn and Ran
  Netherlands Ziggo Netherlands' games only.
  Poland Rugby Europe (registration required)
  Portugal Sport TV Portugal games shown live
  Romania Rugby Europe (registration required)
  Spain Movistar Plus+ Spain games only
Rest of the World Rugby Europe
RugbyPassTV
All games available through streaming via Rugby Europe (registration required). Some games are streamed and free on Rugby Europe Youtube channel
One game from each round will be broadcast on World Rugby-owned RugbyPassTV

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "New Format for Rugby Europe Championship". Rugby Europe. 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Schedule set for Rugby Europe Championship 2024". Rugby Europe. 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  3. ^ a b "2024 Rugby Europe Championship Standings".
  4. ^ "Where to Watch: Men's Rugby Europe Championship".