6NB: Portugal shock again

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00

Portugal continued on their happy, giant-killing way with a victory over Russia in the second round of the European Nations Cup, nicknamed the Six Nations N..

In Round 1 they bear Romania in Lisbon. This win over Russia was in Moscow. The Lobos, who are not going to the World Cup have now beaten Romania and Russia who are.

In Tblisi the Lelos were far too strong for the young Spanish side.

Kiev was in the grip of an icy spell. While snow fell around the city there was no inside the city, but the ground was frozen and the match was postponed.

Results, Week 2

Georgia vs Spain, 60-0
Portugal vs Russia, 21-19
Ukraine vs Romania, postponed because of the freezing weather.

Results, Week 1

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

Match Details

Portugal vs Russia, 21-19

Portugal led 13-9 at the break after wing Gonçalo Foro scored a try.

Wing Vasily Artemyev scored his second try with time up. Kick the conversion and the match is drawn but Konstantin Rachkov missed.


For Portugal:
Foro, Acosta
Con: Gardener
Pens: Gardener 3

For Russia:
Artemyev 2
Pens: Kushnarev 3

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

Portugal: 15 António Aguilar, 14 Gonçalo Foro, 13 Frederico Oliveira, 12 Pedro Silva, 11 José Lima, 10 Joe Gardener, 9 Pedro Leal, 8 Juan Severino, 7 Julien Brady, 6 Laurent Balangue, 5 Gonçalo Uva, 4 Eduardo Acosta, 3 Cristian Spachuk, 2 João Correia, (captain), 1 Juan Murre
Replacements: 16 Lionel Campergue, 17 Anthony Alves, 18 Tiago Girão, 19 Luis Sousa, 20 Pedro Cabral, 21 Francisco Mira, 22 Bernardo Silveira, 23 João Junior

Referee: Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)

Georgia vs Spain, 60-0

Georgia scored nine tries at the freezing Lokomotiv Stadium in Tblisi. They led 27-0 at the break, though after 30 minutes the score was only 5-0. The Spanish resistance collapsed.


For Georgia:
Gugava, Kvirikashvili, Katcharava, Khamashuridze, Natriashvili, Zibzibadze 2, Labadze, Beka Urjukashvili
Cons: Kvirikashvili 3, Malaghuradze 3
Pen: Kvirikashvili

Georgia: 15 Besik Khamashuridze, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Tedo Zibzibadze, 11 Lekso Gugava, 10 Merab Kvirikashvili, 9 Irakli Abuseridze, 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 7 Grigol Labadze, 6 Shalva Sutiashvili, 5 Vakhtang Maisuardze, 4 Levan Datunashvili, 3 Anton Peikrishvili, 2 Yury Natriashvili, 1 Vassil Kakovini
Replacements: Beka urjukashvili, Lasha Malaghuradze, Sueños Samkharadze, Jaba Cuento, Beka Sheklashvili, Lasha Tavartkiladze, Zviad Maisuradze
Spain: 15 Mathieu Amoros, 14 Ignacio Gutierrez-Muller, 13 Juan Cano, 12 Martín Heredia, 11 Pierre Belzunce, 10 Andoni Jorajuría, 9 Adrien Ayestarán, 8 Federico Negrillo, 7 Matt Cook, 6 Mathieu Roca, 5 Sylvain Antequera, 4 Jesús Recuerda, 3 David Gurgenadze2 Beñat Auzqui, 3 Jesús Moreno
Replacements: 16 Rodrigo Martinez, 17 Unai Lasa, 18 Gauthier Guibouin, 19 Martín Aceña, 20 Santiago Fernández, 21 Sergi Aubanell, 22 Diego Gorosito
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Rhys Davies (England)

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