Romania, Georgia show muscle

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:48
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As expected only the match in Russia between Spain and Russia was close. Georgia a big one and Romania a huge one.

In a Trophy match, Portugal recorded their second win of the competition in a match that doubles as World Cup qualification.

Results, Round 1

Georgia vs Belgium, 47-0
Romania vs Germany, 85-6
Spain vs Russia, 20-13

Georgia vs Belgium

Georgia: 15 Beka Tsiklauri, 14 Giorgi Pruidze, 13 Davit Katcharava, 12 Giorgi Kveseladze, 11 Sandro Todua, 10 Revaz Jintchvelashvili, 9 Gela Aprasidze, 8 Lasha Lomidze, 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 6 Otar Giorgadze, 5 Nodar Tcheishvili, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze (captain), 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Zurab Zhvania 
Replacements: 16 Giorgi Tchqoidze, 17 Tornike Mataradze, 18 Giorgi Melikidze, 19 Mikheil Gachechiladze, 20 Guram Shengelia, 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 22 Lasha Malaghuradze, 23 Anzor Sitchinava

Belgium: 15 Dazzy Cornez, 14 Thomas Wallraf, 13 Guillaume Prion, 12 Nathan Bontem, 10 Vincent Hart, 9 Tom Cocqu, 8 Brieuc Corradi, 7 Amion Hamzaqui, 6 Bertrand Billi, 5 Sven D'Hooghe, 4 Guillaume Mortier, 3 Sydney Malumba, 2 Thomas Dienst, 1 Lucas Sotteau
Replacements: 16 Max Dubois, 17 Bastien Gallaire, 18 Tom Herenger, 19 Vincent Tauzier, 20 Isaac Montoisy, 21 Benjamin Cocu, 22 Louis Debatty, 23 Romain Pinte 

Referee: Maxime Burlet (Belgium)
Assistant referees: John Catteau (Belgium), Kevin Sulejmani (Belgium)

Russia vs Spain

This away win was an important one for Spain who have aspirations of getting to the World Cup in Japan next year.

Russia led in the early part of the match as their forwards dominated but shortly before half-time Spain got ahead and then did all the second-half scoring.

Scorers

For Russia:
Tries: Gerasimov, 
Con: Kushnarev
Pens: Kushnarev 2

For Spain:
Tries: Rouet 2, Barthere
Con: Linklater
Pen: Linklater

Teams

Russia: 15 Iurii Kushnarev, 14 German Davydo, 13 Igor Galinovskyi, 12 Dmitrii Gerasimov, 11 Vasily Artemyev (captain), 10 Ramil Gaisin, 9 Alexey Shcherban, 8 Anton Rudoi, 7 Andrey Temnov, 6 Gresev Viktor, 5 Andrey Ostrikov, 4 Evgeny Elgin, 3 Innokentiy Zykov, 2 Stanislav Selskii, 1 Andrei Polivalov 
Replacements: 16 Valery Tsnobiladze, 17 Valery Morozov, 18 Magomed Davudov, 19 Andrei Garbuzov, 20 Tagir Gadzhiev, 21 Vasily Dorofeev, 22 Vladislav Sozonov, 23 Sergey Trishin 

Spain: 15 Charlie Malie, 14 Bradley Linklater, 13 Fabien Perrin, 12 Ross Snee Daniel, 11 Sebastien Ascarat, 10 Mathieu Belie, 9 Guillaume Rouet, 8 Jaime Nava de Olano (captain), 7 Gautier Gibouin, 6 Pierre Barthere, 5 Lucas Guillaume, 4 David Barrera, 3 Jonathan Garcia, 2 Marco Pinto Ferrer, 1 Benat Auzqui
Replacements: 16 Fernando Lopez Perez, 17 Juan Anaya Lazaro, 18 Anibal Bonan, 19 Thibaut Visensang, 20 Sébastien Rouet, 21 Ignacio Contardi Medina, 22 Bastien Fuster, 23 Jesus Moreno Rodriguez 

Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffkin (Ireland), Chris Harrington (Ireland)

Romania vs Germany

13 tries to none!  That tells the story of this one-sided match.

The half-time score was 31-6 and then Romania scored another eight tries in the second half.

Scorers

For Romania:
Tries: Fakaosilea 2, Lazar, Fonovai 2, Burcea, Macovei 2, Kinikinilau 2, Dumitru, Coste, Shennan
Cons:  Vlaicu 8, Calafeteanu 2 

For Germany: 
Pens: Menzel 2

Teams
 
Romania:
15 Catalin Fercu, 14 Fonovai Tangimana, 13 Paula Kinikinilau, 12 Sione Fakaosilea, 11 Ionut Dumitru,10 Florin Vlaicu, 9 Florin Surugiu, 8 Stelian Burcea, 7 Mihai Macovei (captain), 6 Valentin Ursache, 5 Marius Antonescu,4 Johannes van Heerden,3 Andrei Ursache, 2 Andrei Radoi, 1 Mihaita Lazar
Replacements: 16 Florin Bardasu, 17 Ionel Badiu, 18 Alexandru Tarus, 19 Alin Coste, 20 Andrei Gorcioaia, 21 Valentin Calafeteanu, 22 Stephen Shennan, 23 Jack Umaga 

Germany:  15 Marvin Dieckmann, 14 Paul Pfisterer, 13 Robin Pluempe, 12 Yassin Ayachi, 11 Christopher Korn, 10 Daniel Koch, 9 Tim Menzel, 8 Luker Dyckhoff, 7 Rafael Lofinmakin-Dutta, 6 Falk Duwe, 5 Stefan Mau, 4 Eric Marks, 3 Paul Weiss, 2 Senzokuhle Ngubane, 1 Julius Nostadt (captain)
Replacements: 16 Sam Ramsay, 17 Felix Martel, 18 Marcus Bender, 19 Yasar Bauer, 20 Carsten Lang, 21 Jan Piosik, 22  Mark Sztyndera, 23 Clemens von Grumblow

Referee: Maxime Burlet (Belgium)
Assistant referees: John Catteau (Belgium), Kevin Sulejmani (Belgium)

Portugal vs Netherlands, 36-12

In Rugby Europe's Trophy competition in Lisbon, Portugal dominated the first half against their strongest competition in the Trophy. The home side led 24-0 at half-time. But then in the second half the Netherlands fought back with two tries of their own to make the score 24-12. But the home side finished strongly.

Scorers

For Portugal:
Tries: António Cortes Monteiro (2), Salvador Vassalo, Manuel Cardoso Pinto,  Francisco Vieira
Cons: José Rodrigues 4
Pen: José Rodrigues

For Netherlands:
Tries: Sep Visser, Storm Carroll 

Teams: 

Portugal: 15 Nuno  Guedes, 14 Manuel  Pinto, 13 Tomas  Appleton, 12 Antonio  Vidinha, 11 Antonio  Monteiro,10 Louis  Rodrigues, 9  Manuel Queiros , 8  Vasco Mendes, 7  Sebastiao Villax,6  Salvador Vassalo,5  Goncalo Uva , 4  Geordie Mcsullea, 3  Bruno Medeiros  (captain),2  Nuno Mascarenhas, 1  Hugo Valente 
Replacements: 16 Goncalo  Domingues, 17 Joao Vasco  Corte Real, 18  Fernando Almeida, 19 Sousa Francisco , 20 Francisco  Vieira, 21 Manuel  Pereira, 22 Jorge  Abecasis, 23  Francisco Bruno 

Netherlands:  15 Liam  McBride, 14  Siem Noorman, 13  Josh Gascoigne, 12  Storm Carroll, 11  Sep Visser, 10  David Weersma, 9  Jake Ashby, 8  Kevin Krieger, 7  Dirk Danen  (captain), 6  Vincent Wright, 5  Chesney Crosby, 4  Mark Wokke, 3  Andrew Darlington, 2  Mark Darlington, 1 Hugo  Langelaan 
Replacements: 16 Robin  Moenen, 17  Ross Bennie Coulson, 18  Arno Macken, 19  Sam Hoogland, 20  Amir Rademaker, 21  Ayrton Pieterse, 22  Reinier Pieters, 23 Kieran  Hogg 

Referee: Sébastien Minery (France)
Assistant referees: Julien Castaignède (France), Alexandre Vallon (France)

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