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Spain reign over Ukraine

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00
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At the freezing cold Spartak Stadium in Alushta on the Black Sea, Spain beat Ukraine 41-6 in a European Nations, Division 1 match on Saturday.

Tries by Jonathan Phipps and César Sempéré plus the boot of Mathieu Peluchon gave Spain a 20-6 lead at the break.

They followed up with three tries in the second half, the third a penalty try.

The scorers:

For Spain:
Tries:
Phipps, Sempéré 2, Visensang, Penalty try
Cons: Peluchon 5
Pens: Peluchon 2

For Ukraine:
Pen:
Kosariev
DG: Kosariev

The teams:

Spain: 15 Mathieu Peluchon, 14 Sergi Aubanell, 13 Jaime Nava, 12 Pierre Garcia, 11 Sébastien Ascarat, 10 César Sempéré, 9 Sébastien Rouet, 8 Mathieu Visensang, 7 Mathieu Roca, 6 Lucianio Bettera, 5 Jesús Recuerda, 4 Tom Parker, 3 Joe Hutchinson, 2 Jonathan Phipps, 1 Frank Labbe.
Replacements: 16 Beñat Auzqui, 17 Jesús Moreno, 18 Jon Insausti, 19 David Barrera, 20 Mickael López, 21 Pierre Belzunce, 22 Ryan le Roux.

Ukraine: 15 Sergei Monastyrov, 14 Artyom Kulyk, 13 Oleg Kosariev 22 Dennis Masiukov 11 Maxim Kravchenko, 10 Sergei Tserkovni, 9 Zurab Kikacheishvili, 8 Yuri Pidganiak, 7 Ruslan Radchuk, 6 Dmitri Fedishyn, 5 Alexander Tsapenko, 4 Vyacheslav Krasylnyk, 3 Eugene Chaika, 2 Nikolai Kirsanov, 1 Alexander Polianskyi.
Replacements: 16 Vitaly Kramarenko, 17 Oleg Shevchenko, 18 Dennis Milov, 19 Andrei Dremov, 20 Nikolai Deliyergiev, 21 Miroslav Shuliak, 22 Taras Marchenko.

Referee: Rhys Thomas (Wales)
Assistant referees: Ian Davies (Wales), Jonathan Mason (Wales)

Other European Nations Cup results:
Georgia vs Portugal, 32-7
Romania vs Russia, 25-0

Log:
1. Georgia
2. Romania
3. Spain
4. Portugal
5. Russia
6. Ukraine

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