Georgia on their minds


This week’s 2017 Rugby Europe Nations’ Championship Cup Tournament decider marks a special moment: the rare appearance of Gorgodzilla in a Georgia shirt. But if the two packs can win penalties off each other at set pieces, the men tasked with taking advantage could determine the destination of the Antim Cup this year. Continue reading

An atmospheric send-off

Friday night saw the Romanian national team’s last warm-up match before they kick off the European Championships against France this coming Friday. The prospect of watching a team which finished their qualifying campaign behind Northern Ireland – and which beat the Faroe Islands 1-0 and needed an injury-time equaliser to draw at home with Finland – had never before filled me with much excitement, but, well, it was a Friday night, and the Arena Națională was the only one of the big Bucharest stadiums I hadn’t been to.

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