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6NB: Georgia - but only just

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00

In the third round of the European nations Cup, sometimes called the Six nations B, log-leaders Georgia scraped home against Portugal in Lisbon. In the other two matches  Romania smashed Russia and Spain smashed Ukraine.

Results, Round 3

Georgia vs Portugal, 13-12
Romania, vs Russia, 33-3
Spain vs Ukraine, 35-13

Match Details.

Portugal vs Georgia

In the end there was just one point in it on Saturday as the Lelos won 13-12 at the Estádio Universitário in Lisbon, but then they scored the only try of the match.

At half-time Georgia led 10-6 after scoring the only try when Davit Kacharava went over on the stroke of half-time.

Scorers:

For Georgia:
Try:
Kacharava
Con: Malaguradze
Pens: Malaguradze, Kvirikashvili

For Portugal:
Pens:
Gardener 3, Cabral

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

Georgia: 15 Beka Urjukashvili, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Tedore Zibzibadze, 11 Lekso Gugava, 10 Lasha Malaguradze, 9 Irakli Abuseridze, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze, 7 Shalva Sutiashvili, 6 Simon Maisuradze, 5 Vakhtang Maisuradze, 4 Levan Datunashvili, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze, 1 Davit Khinchigashvili
Replacements: 16 Iuri Natriashvili, 17 Goderdzi Shvelidze, 18 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 19 Viktor Kolelishvili, 20 Bidzina Samkharadze, 21 Irakli Chkhikvadze, 22 Merab Kvirikashvili

Referee: Claudio Passacantando (Italy)
Assistant referees: Domenico Sironi (Italy), Ettore Reale (Italy)

Romania vs Russia

The size of the victory is surprising. After all Russia ended above Romania in the last European Nations Cup.

The first half at Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest ended just 9-3 in favour of the home side but in the second half the Oaks scored three tries to run away with the match.

Scorers:

For Romania:
Tries:
Zebega, Sirbu, Carpo
Cons: Vlaicu 3
Pens: Vlaicu 4

For Russia:
Pen:
Kushnarev

Romania: 15 Iulian Dumitras, 14 Madalin Lemnaru, 13 Ionel Cazan, 12 Robert Dascalu, 11 Catalan Fercu, 10 Florin Vlaicu, 9  Lucian Sirbu, 8 Ovidiu Tonita, 7 Daniel Ianus, 6 Burcea Stelian, 5 Cristian Petre, 4 Sorin Socol (captain), 3 Mihaita Lazar, 2  Bogdan Zebega, 1 Cezar Popescu
Replacements: 16 Vasile Mariscariu, 17 Nicolae Nere, 18 Valentin Popirlan, 19 Daniel Carpo, 20 Florin Surugiu, 21 Danut Dumbrava, 22 Constantin Gheara

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

Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts (England), tba

Spain vs Ukraine

This match is part of Spain's centenary celebrations.

At half time at Estadio Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Sopain led 14-3.

There was a mass brawl early in the match.

Ruslan Radchuck and Federico Negrillo spent time in the sin bin.

Scorers:

For Spain:
Tries:
Rofes 2, Heredia, Tudela, Gibouin
Cons: Aubanell 5

For Ukraine:
Tries:
Novokreschenov, Kirsanov
Pen: Kosarev

Spain: 15 Sergi Aubanell, 14 Matias Tudela, 13 Juan Cano, 12 Javier Canosa, 11 Pierre Belzunce, 10 Martín redia, Adrien Ayestaran, 8 Federico Negrillo, 7 Matt Cook, 6 Gauthier Gibouin, 5 Sergio Souto, 4 Jesús Recuerda, 3 Mattin Auzqui, 2 Fabien Rofes, 1 Victor Acevedo
Replacements: 16 Juan González Marruecos, 17 Jesús Moreno, 18 Víctor Gómez 19 Mathieu Roca(), 20 Pablo Feijoo, 21 Andoni Jorajuría, 22 Pedro Martín.

Ukraine: 15 Viacheslav Ponomarenko, 14 Sergy Monastryov, 13 Denis Masyukov, 12 George Gegidze, 11 Oleg Kosarev, 10 Sergy Tserkovny, 9 Zurab Kikachesvili, 8 Oleksadar Tsapenko, 7 Oleksadar Lomakin, 6 Oleksii Novokreschenov, 5 Viacheslav Krasynlink, 4 Ruslan Radchuck, 3 Ivan Zalynyak, 2 Mykola Kirsanov, 1 Sergiy Sukhik
Replacements: 16 Dimitri Kirsanov, 17 Ievgen Chaika, 18 Oleksandr Polyansky, 19 Maksym Kravachenko, 20 Roman Kulakyvsky, 21 Sergii Garkavyi, 22 Oleksandr Mishynov

Referee: Cammy Rudkin (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Iain Heard (Scotland), Iain Bruce (Scotland)

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