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Rugby World Cup - European qualifiers 1995

Overview
England, France, Ireland and Scotland qualified directly from 1991 Rugby World Cup.

Final results
Qualified to World Cup 1995:Wales - Italy - Romania

Preliminary Round
West Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Switzerland421011789Qualified to Round 1
2Denmark42101862
3Andorra42101314-11
4Luxembourg0000000
The pool was held in Andorra.
Luxembourg withdrew before the start.

Matches
Preliminary Round
26/10/1992Denmark - Switzerland8-3
27/10/1992Andorra - Denmark3-0
31/10/1992Andorra - Switzerland0-14

Central Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Israel3110067859Qualified to Round 1
2Hungary11001867-59
3Yugoslavia0000000
The pool was held in Budapest, Hungary.
Yugoslavia was banned due to political situation in the country at the time.

Matches
Preliminary Round
30/05/1993Hungary - Israel8-67

Round 1
West Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Netherlands9330012912117Qualified to Round 2
2Czech Republic73201684919
3Sweden531023975-36
4Israel3300310110-100
The pool was held in the Netherlands (Den Haag, Apeldoorn and Amsterdam).

Matches
Round 1
31/10/1993Netherlands - Czech Republic42-6
31/10/1993Sweden - Israel26-10
03/11/1993Czech Republic - Sweden34-7
03/11/1993Netherlands - Israel56-0
06/11/1993Czech Republic - Israel28-0
06/11/1993Netherlands - Sweden31-6

Central Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Spain9330014421123Qualified to Round 2
2Portugal73201554015
3Belgium531025178-27
4Switzerland330033114-111
The pool was held in Lisboa, Portugal.

Matches
Round 1
11/05/1993Portugal - Belgium8-3
11/05/1993Spain - Switzerland40-0
13/05/1993Portugal - Switzerland32-0
13/05/1993Spain - Belgium67-6
15/05/1993Belgium - Switzerland42-3
15/05/1993Portugal - Spain15-37

East Group A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Russia62200561442Qualified to Round 2
2Poland421012847-19
3Georgia220021538-23
The pool was held in Poland (Sopot and Gdansk).

Matches
Round 1
25/05/1993Russia - Georgia15-9
27/05/1993Poland - Georgia23-6
29/05/1993Poland - Russia5-41

East Group B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Germany62200581048Qualified to Round 2
2Latvia421011233-21
3Lithuania220021138-27

Matches
Round 1
01/05/1993Germany - Lithuania31-5
08/05/1993Latvia - Germany5-27
29/05/1993Lithuania - Latvia6-7

Round 2
West Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Italy6220016717150Qualified to Round 3
2Netherlands421014772-25
3Czech Republic2200217142-125
The pool was held in Italy (Brescia, Viadana and Calvisano).

Matches
Round 2
14/05/1994Netherlands - Czech Republic38-9
18/05/1994Italy - Czech Republic104-8
21/05/1994Italy - Netherlands63-9

Central Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Wales6220015611145Qualified to Round 3
2Spain421013573-38
3Portugal2200230137-107

Matches
Round 2
18/05/1994Portugal - Wales11-102
21/05/1994Spain - Wales0-54
28/05/1994Spain - Portugal35-19

East Group
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Romania6220090684Qualified to Round 3
2Russia42101673532
3Germany2200211127-116
The pool was held in Bucharest, Romania.

Matches
Round 2
02/05/1994Romania - Germany60-6
04/05/1994Russia - Germany67-5
07/05/1994Romania - Russia30-0

Round 3
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Wales62200452817Qualified for 1995 Rugby World Cup
2Italy4210143358
3Romania220021540-25
The 3 teams are all qualified. The tournament is used to determine the ranking and thus the first stage pool in the World Cup.

Matches
Round 3
17/09/1994Romania - Wales9-16
01/10/1994Italy - Romania24-6
12/10/1994Wales - Italy29-19