The 3rd date of the Europa Championship and Georgia and Romania were the winners of the day and are gaining distance in the table of the tournament that offers two direct places for the next World Cup which will take place in France in 2023. The Lelos beat Russia 23-6 as a visitor and Romanians they had a rough game with Spain at home and achieved the victory 22-16.
In Bucharest, as happens every time they face each other, Romania and Spain starred in a hot match. The locals won it by 22-16, but indiscipline was the order of the day. With the passing of the minutes the second half was taking temperature and the Spanish saw three yellow cards and one red. At one point the Iberians were left with 12 players and Los Robles could only score a try through Eugen Capatina to leave the score 17-13 Then another conquest by Ionel Molinte did not give him enough respite because Spain with a Manuel Marie penalty was left in game when the number of players was balanced.
In Spain were the holders of the Argentine Bautista Güemes and Fernando López and they almost beat the match in the last due to the two yellow cards that Romania accumulated. The visitors went to look for the saving try but the locals resisted the attacks of the Spanish maul and in this way they rose with the victory.
At another match of the day Georgia did not have too many problems to beat Russia 23-6 with a sober performance of the favorites to win the first place for RWC 2023. The Lelos have two victories in two games played and are the leaders of the area and on March 28 they will host Romania. That same day, Portugal will be local to Spain.
Russia will have a free date since it still remains to confirm the sixth team of the competition that will come from the winner of the cross between Belgium and the Netherlands that was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic and will play on June 13.