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1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification

 

1999 Rugby World Cup - European qualification

In the 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifying, European teams played for six places in the final tournament. Three more places were available in the repechage. France and Wales were automatic qualifiers.

Round A

Pool 1

Ukraine qualify for Round B.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 ' 4 4 0 0 177 21 +156 12
2 4 2 0 2 18 70 -52 8
3 4 1 1 2 40 50 -10 7
4 4 1 1 2 46 73 -27 7
5 4 1 0 3 15 82 -67 6
Match Schedule
5 October 1996
60 - 0

26 October 1996
3 - 0
withdraw

2 November 1996
0 - 30

23 November 1996
15 - 3

30 November 1996
9 - 9

1 March 1997
8 - 0

26 April 1997
6 - 36

10 May 1997
10 - 7

17 May 1997
51 - 15

24 May 1997
31 - 3

Pool 2

Croatia qualify for Round B.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 4 4 0 0 192 67 +125 12
2 4 3 0 1 165 52 +113 10
3 4 2 0 2 53 81 -28 8
4 4 1 0 3 42 125 -83 6
5 4 0 0 4 44 171 -127 4
Match Schedule
28 September 1996
44 - 6

12 October 1996
7 - 43

12 October 1996
6 - 14

19 October 1996
3 - 8

26 October 1996
31 - 46

3 May 1997
31 - 7

10 May 1997
89 - 0

10 May 1997
60 - 5

17 May 1997
43 - 24

24 May 1997
22 - 7

Pool 3

Andorra qualify for Round B.

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 4 4 0 0 139 65 +74 12
2 4 3 0 1 191 60 +131 10
3 4 2 0 2 50 79 -29 8
4 4 1 0 3 70 157 -87 6
5 4 0 0 4 27 116 -89 4
Match Schedule
5 October 1996
26 - 3

19 October 1996
54 - 24

19 October 1996
39 - 17

2 November 1996
3 - 12

2 November 1996
21 - 20

15 March 1997
16 - 30

19 April 1997
48 - 5

3 May 1997
17 - 84

31 May 1997
16 - 3

14 June 1997
5 - 34

Round B

Pool 1

Italy and Georgia qualify for Round C.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 4 4 0 0 220 62 +158 12
2 4 3 0 1 74 60 +14 10
3 4 2 0 2 105 90 +15 8
4 4 1 0 3 85 92 -7 6
5 4 0 0 4 26 206 -180 4
Match Schedule
12 October 1997
29 - 15

18 October 1997
8 - 19

19 October 1997
23 - 16

1 November 1997
Italy A  102 - 3


18 April 1998
18 - 48

3 May 1998
45 - 9

16 May 1998
6 - 40

20 May 1998
12 - 6

6 June 1998
27 - 39 Italy A

Pool 2

Romania and Netherlands qualify for Round C.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 4 4 0 0 238 51 +187 12
2 4 3 0 1 106 78 +78 10
3 4 2 0 2 97 87 +10 8
4 4 1 0 3 58 152 -94 6
5 4 0 0 4 49 180 -131 4
Match Schedule
4 October 1997
18 - 83

18 October 1997
48 - 5

26 October 1997
49 - 7

1 November 1997
35 - 13

28 March 1998
30 - 10

18 April 1998
16 - 19

25 April 1998
42 - 3

2 May 1998
74 - 13

16 May 1998
8 - 19

30 May 1998
17 - 39

Pool 3

Spain and Portugal qualify for Round C.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 4 4 0 0 158 42 +116 12
2 4 3 0 1 120 60 +60 10
3 4 2 0 2 102 82 +20 8
4 4 1 0 3 80 105 -25 6
5 4 0 0 4 45 216 -171 4
Match Schedule
13 September 1997
45 - 20

4 October 1997
11 - 56

18 October 1997
31 - 17

8 November 1997
3 - 62

30 November 1997
39 - 8

4 April 1998
30 - 6

18 April 1998
10 - 15

26 April 1998
9 - 24

9 May 1998
33 - 22

30 May 1998
53 - 11

Round C

Pool 1

Ireland and Romania qualify for RWC 1999, Georgia goes forward to Repechage.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 2 2 0 0 123 35 +88 6
2 2 1 0 1 62 76 -14 4
3 2 0 0 2 23 97 -74 2
Match Schedule
Point system: try 5 pt., conversion: 2 pt., penalty kick 3pt. drop 3pt,
Click "show" for more info about match (scorers, line-up etc)

Pool 2

England and Italy qualify for RWC 1999, Netherlands goes forward to Repechage.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 2 2 0 0 133 15 +118 6
2 2 1 0 1 82 30 +52 4
3 2 0 0 2 7 177 -170 2
Match Schedule
14 November 1998
110 - 0
The Galpharm Stadium (formerly the Alfred McAlpine Stadium), Huddersfield

18 November 1998
7 - 67
The Galpharm Stadium (formerly the Alfred McAlpine Stadium), Huddersfield

22 November 1998
23 - 15
The Galpharm Stadium (formerly the Alfred McAlpine Stadium), Huddersfield

Pool 3

Scotland and Spain qualify for RWC 1999, Portugal goes forward to Repechage.

Final Standings
Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against diff.
1 2 2 0 0 170 14 +156 6
2 2 1 0 1 24 102 -78 2
3 2 0 0 2 28 106 -78 0
Match Schedule
28 November 1998
Scotland XV 85 - 11
Murrayfield, Edinburgh

2 December 1998
17 - 21
Murrayfield, Edinburgh

5 December 1998
Scotland XV 85 - 3
Murrayfield, Edinburgh

References

  • 1999 World Cup Qualifiers, CNN - Sports Illustrated

Bibliography

  • Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999). (Italian)
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