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2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division

2014–16 European Nations Cup
Date 2014–2016
Countries Division 2A:
Croatia
Czech Republic
Israel
Malta
Switzerland
Division 2B:
Andorra
Cyprus
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Division 2C:
Austria
Denmark
Luxembourg
Serbia
Slovenia
Division 2D:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Finland
Norway
Turkey
Tournament statistics
Matches played Division 2A:
Division 2B: 1
Division 2C: 2
Division 2D: 2
Top point scorer(s) Division 2A:
Division 2B:
Vytaras Bloskys (15 points)
Division 2C:
Maximilian Navas (24 points)
Division 2D:
Armin Vehabović (34 points)
Top try scorer(s) Division 2A:
Division 2B:
Vytaras Bloskys (3 tries)
Division 2C: 1 try - 11 players
Division 2D: 2 tries - 3 players
Official website Rugby Europe
2012–14 (Previous) (Next) 2016–18

The 2014–16 European Nations Cup Second Division is the third tier rugby union in Europe behind the Six Nations Championship and the 2014–16 European Nations Cup First Division.

The second division comprises four pools (2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D). Teams within each division play each other in a home and away round robin schedule over a two-year period.

At the end of every season a champion is declared according but for relegation and promotion only the two years ranking are considered. The first in the 2014–2016 ranking of each pool will be promoted while last place teams will be relegated. Winners of pool 2A, will be promoted to division 1-pool B for the 2016–18 edition while the last place team in pool 2A will be relegated to pool 2B. Likewise, winners of 2B will be promoted to 2A, last place in 2B will be relegated to 2C, winner of 2C will be promoted to 2B, last place of 2C will be relegated to 2D, winner of 2D will be promoted to 2C and last place of 2D will be relegated to 3; The winner of 3 replacing the relegated 2D team.

Division 2A

2014–2015

Table
2014–15 Champions

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Czech Republic (39) 2 2 0 0 54 27 +27 2 10
2 Croatia (49) 2 2 0 1 57 51 +6 3 7
3 Switzerland (45) 2 1 0 1 43 45 -2 1 5
4 Malta (41) 2 1 0 1 44 53 -9 0 4
5 Israel (51) 2 0 0 2 38 60 -22 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 20 October 2014)

Games[1]








2014–2016

Promoted to Division 1B for 2016–18 ENC
Relegated to Division 2B for 2016–18 ENC
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Czech Republic (39) 1 1 0 0 27 14 +13 1 5
2 Switzerland (45) 2 1 0 1 43 45 -2 1 5
3 Malta (41) 1 1 0 0 31 26 0 0 4
4 Croatia (49) 1 0 0 1 26 31 -5 2 2
5 Israel (51) 1 0 0 1 18 29 -11 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 20 October 2014)

Division 2B

2014–2015

Table
2014–15 Champions

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Lithuania (50) 2 2 0 0 72 44 +28 2 10
2 Latvia (64) 2 2 0 0 55 34 +21 1 9
3 Cyprus (NR) 2 1 0 1 50 49 +1 0 4
4 Hungary (68) 2 0 0 2 43 54 -11 2 2
5 Andorra (63) 2 0 0 2 25 64 -39 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 13 October 2014). Cyprus are not a full member of the IRB, and therefore have no rating (NR).

Games[2]



Note: Cyrpus' loss ended their world record winning streak of 24 consecutive wins, extending back to November 2008.






2014–2016

Promoted to Division 2A for 2016–18 ENC
Relegated to Division 2C for 2016–18 ENC
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Lithuania (50) 2 2 0 0 72 44 +28 2 10
2 Latvia (64) 2 2 0 0 55 34 +21 1 9
3 Cyprus (NR) 2 1 0 1 50 49 +1 0 4
4 Hungary (68) 2 0 0 2 43 54 -11 2 2
5 Andorra (63) 2 0 0 2 25 64 -39 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 13 October 2014). Cyprus are not a full member of the IRB, and therefore have no rating (NR).

Division 2C

2014–2015

Table
2014–15 Champions

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Slovenia (84) 2 2 0 0 64 13 +51 1 9
2 Luxembourg (85) 2 2 0 0 54 13 +41 1 9
3 Austria (82) 2 1 0 1 42 45 -3 1 5
4 Denmark (72) 2 0 0 2 37 45 -8 2 2
5 Serbia (83) 2 0 0 2 3 84 -81 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 6 October 2014).

Games[3]








2014–2016

Promoted to Division 2B for 2016–18 ENC
Relegated to Division 2D for 2016–18 ENC
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Slovenia (84) 2 2 0 0 64 13 +51 1 9
2 Luxembourg (85) 2 2 0 0 54 13 +41 1 9
3 Austria (82) 2 1 0 1 42 45 -3 1 5
4 Denmark (72) 2 0 0 2 37 45 -8 2 2
5 Serbia (83) 2 0 0 2 3 84 -81 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 6 October 2014).

Division 2D

2014–2015

Table
2014–15 Champions

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina (93) 2 2 0 0 93 37 +56 1 9
2 Finland (101) 1 1 0 0 32 10 +22 1 5
3 Bulgaria (90) 2 1 0 1 38 78 -40 1 5
4 Turkey (NR) 2 0 0 2 44 60 -16 2 2
5 Norway (95) 1 0 0 1 10 32 -22 0 0

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 29 September 2014). Turkey are not a full member of the IRB, and therefore have no rating (NR).

Games[4]









2015–16

Games

2014–2016

Promoted to Division 2C for 2016–18 ENC
Relegated to Division 3A for 2016–18 ENC
Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina (93) 2 2 0 0 93 37 +56 1 9
2 Finland (101) 2 1 0 1 44 30 +14 1 5
3 Bulgaria (90) 2 1 0 1 38 78 -40 1 5
4 Norway (95) 2 1 0 1 30 44 -14 0 4
5 Turkey (NR) 2 0 0 2 44 60 -16 2 2

Pre-tournament IRB rankings in parentheses (as at 29 September 2014). Turkey are not a full member of the IRB, and therefore have no rating (NR).

References

  1. ^ "ENC 2A First Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ "ENC 2B First Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ "ENC 2C First Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  4. ^ "ENC 2D First Leg". FIRA-AER. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
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