The Netherlands became champion of the Rugby Europe Trophy by beating Belgium by an agonizing 23-21 with a penalty 4 minutes from time. He resisted the Belgian onslaught and won for the first time the right to play the European Championship.
The Netherlands team will play the next Europe Championship with high-level teams in Europe such as Georgia, Romania, Spain, Portugal and Russia, a hitherto unknown tournament. Paul Weerman was the hero of the afternoon as he scored a try, three penalties and two conversions.
In Waterloo and for the oranges there was an Argentine presence with the entry into the complement of the player trained in Hurling, Benjamín García Propato.
The Netherlands led 10-0 at halftime and even trailed 13-0 in their favor. However, Belgium turned it around to be 14-13, but in an exciting final phase, those led by Zane Gardiner were a bit more effective. With a penalty at 76 minutes from Weerman, they sealed the victory 23-21