2001–02 European Nations Cup First Division

2001–02 European Nations Cup First Division

2001–02 European Nations Cup
Date 4 February 2001 – 7 April 2002
Countries Georgia
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Spain
Final positions
Champions Romania
Antim Cup Romania
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
2000–01
2003–04

The 2001–2002 European Nations Cup was the 3rd Edition of the newly reformed European Championship. It was the first championship to be decided over two years.

Since the format had changed at the end of 2001, Georgia were allowed to keep their 2001 title. The Championship simply carried on from 2001 with the standings starting as they had finished & playing the reversed fixtures.

Also new to the Championship was the introduction of Promotion/Releagation between Division 1 & 2A. The Netherlands after 3 consecutive bottom placed finishes deserved to go down at the end of the season.

The Champions of the first two year season were Romania, overtaking Georgia's lead from 2001.

Table

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1 Romania 10 9 0 1 373 148 +225 28
2 Georgia 10 8 1 1 351 152 +199 27
3 Russia 10 6 1 3 332 230 +102 23
4 Spain 10 3 0 7 246 247 -1 16
5 Portugal 10 3 0 7 170 295 -125 16
6 Netherlands 10 0 0 10 84 484 -400 10
  • Results

For 2000–2001 season see here

3 February 2002
88–0 Netherlands

3 February 2002
44–17 Portugal

3 February 2002
35–25 Spain

16 February 2002
23–27 Georgia

17 February 2002
73–10 Netherlands

17 February 2002
34–12 Spain

3 March 2002
3–49 Romania

3 March 2002
12–12 Russia

3 March 2002
13–10 Spain

24 March 2002
18–34 Georgia

24 March 2002
11–27 Portugal

24 March 2002
22–27 Romania

6 April 2002
63–3 Netherlands

6 April 2002
23–31 Romania

7 April 2002
13–38 Russia
Lousa

Sources

  • www.irb.com