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6NB: Portugal shock Romania

Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00

In the first Round of the European Nations Cup, sometimes refereed to as the Six Nations B, Portugal, not for the first time, beat Romania in Lisbon The other two matches went as predicted

Results

Russia vs Spain, 28-24
Portugal vs Romania, 24-17
Georgia vs Ukraine, 62-3

Russia vs Spain, 28-24

At half-time the Russians led 15-3 at  Estadio Universidad Complutense in Madrid but the Leones fought back in the second half

Each side scored three tries

Scorers:

For Russia:
Tries:
Yanyushkin, Ostrushko, Gresev
Cons: Kushnarev 2
Pens: Kushnarev 2, Rachkov

For Spain:
Tries:
Moreno, Auzqui, Tudela
Cons: Rouet 3
Pens: Jorajuria

Spain: 15 Remi Delgado, 13 Martín Heredia, 14 Sergi Aubanell, 12 Javier Canosa, 11 Matías Tudela, 10 Andoni Jorajuría, 9 Adrien Ayestarán, 7 Gauthier Gibouin, 7 Matt Cook, 6 Martín Aceña (captain), 5 Federico Negrillo, 4 Jesús Recuerda, 2 Beñat Auzqui, 3 Mattin Auzqui, 1 Anthony Pradalie
Replacements: 16 Stephan Vitalla, 17 Jesús Moreno, 18 Sylvain Antequera, 19 Maxime Samson, 20 Sébastien Rouet, 21 Ignacio Gutierrez-Muller, 22 Mathieu Amoros

Russia: 15 Vasily Artemyev, 14 Andrey Kuzin, 13 Mikhail Babaev, 12 Igor Galinovsky, 11 Vladimir Ostrushko, 10 Yury Kushnarev, 9 Alexander Yanyushkin, 8 Artem Fatakov, 7 Evgeny Mateev, 6 Victor Gresev, 5 Andrey Ostrikov, 4 Alexandr Voytov, 3 Evgeny Pronenko, 2 Vladislav Korshunov (captain), 1 Karlo Maglakelidze,
Replacements: : 16 Alexander Khrokin, 17 Alexey Travkin, 18 Andrey Garbuzov, 19 Andrey Temnov, 20 Alexander Shakirov, 21 Konstantin Rachkov, 22 Igor Klyuchnikov

Referee: Stefano Mancini (Italy)

Georgia vs Ukraine, 62-3

As expected it was a huge win for the champions over the wooden-spoonists The Ukrainian situation is worsened by infighting in the Union

Georgia led 24-0 at half-time

Scorers:

For Georgia:
Tries:
  Natriashvili, Samkharadze, Gugava, Machkhaneli, Zirakishvili, Kacharava 2, Urjukashvili, Abuseridze, Chkhaidze
Cons: Kvirikashvili 5, Malaghuradze

For Ukraine:
Pen:
Kosarev

Georgia: 15 Besik Khamashuridze, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Irakli Giorgadze, 11 Lekso Gugava, 10 Merab Kvirikashvili, 9 Bidzina Samkharadze, 8 Besarion Udesiani, 7 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 6 Grigol Labadze, 5 Shalva Sutiashvili, 4 Levan Datunashvili, 3 David Ziraqashvili, 2 Yury Natriashvili, 1 David Khinchaguishvili
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Vassil Kakovini, 18 Vakhtang Maisuardze, 19 Zviad Maisuradze, 20 Irakli Abuseridze, 21 Lasha Malaguradze, 22 Beka Urjukasvili

Ukraine:15 Viacheslav Ponomarenko, 14 Sergey Monastirovi, 13 Sergey Garkav, 12 Pavlo Masiukovi, 11 Oleg Kosarov, 10 Sergey Tserkovn\, 9 Zurab Kikacheishvili, 8 Oleksandr Tsapenko7 Oleksand Lomakin, 6 Bogdan Voloshin, 5 Roman Kulavkisk, 4 Viacheslav Krasilnik, 3 Ivan Zalizniak, 2 Mikola Kirsanov (captain), 1 Sergey Sukhikhi\,
Replacements: 16 Evgeny Chaika, 17 Olsekandr Polianski, 18 Mikola Oleksandriuk, 19 Denis Masiukov, 20 Sergey Ianchi, 21 Andrey Goloshchev, 22 Oleksi Novokreshchenko

Referee: Cyril Lafon (France)

Portugal vs Romania, 24-17

Portugal did it again - beat the mighty Oaks. The last time they did so was in 2009. This time it was in Lisbon; then it was in Bucharest.

By half-time the Lobos led 24-3. They did not score in the second half.

Scorers:

For Portugal:
Tries:
Silva, Aguilar, Oliveira
Cons: Gardener 3
Pen: Gardener

For Romania:
Tries:
Cazan, Nicolae
Cons: Dumbara, Vlaicu
Pen: Dumbrava

Romania: 15 Iulian Dumitras, 14 Catalin Nicolae, 13 Csaba Gal , 12 Catalin Dascalu, 11 Ionut Botezatu, 10 Danut Dumbrava, 9 Valentin Calafeteanu, 8 Daniel Carpo, 7 Ovidiu Tonita, 6 Viorel Lucaci, 5 Cristian Petre, 4 Marius Sirbe, 3 Nicolae Nere, 2 Catalin Beca, 1 Bogdan Balan
Replacements: 16 Bogdan Zebega, 17 Cezar Popescu, 18 Mihai Macovei, 19 Valentin Popirlan, 20 Florin Surugiu, 21 Ionel Cazan, 22 Florin Vlaicu

Portugal: 15 Pedro Leal, 14 Gonçalo Foro, 13 Frederico Oliveira, 12 Pedro Silva, 11 António Aguilar, 10 Joe Gardener, 9 José Pinto, 8 Juan Severino, 7 Julien Brady, 6 Vasco Uva, 5 Gonçalo Uva, 4 Eduardo Acosta, 3 Anthony Alves, 2 João Correia, (captain), 1 Juan Murre
Replacements: 16 Lionel Campergue, 17 João Junior, 18 Tiago Girão, 19 Laurent Balangue, 20 Pedro Cabral, 21 Francisco Mira, 22 José Lima

Referee: David Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Tim Hayes (Wales), Wayne Davies (Wales)

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