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WhileIreland created the feat in New ZealandWhat’England returned victorious from his tour in Australia and that theFrench team came to an end Japanother rugby nations in the world played their summer tours and we can say that the world order was not upset but severely challenged.
Italy is fighting for confirmation
We had left the Italians at the end of the VI Nations Tournament to a win in Cardiff against Wales (21-22) and this summer tour should confirm their revival. On the menu, Portugal, Romania and Georgia in this order. From the first game against the Portuguese, the Italians came close to imprisonment. deprived Paul Garbisi and Monty Ioane, the Transalpins emerged victorious with 31:38 without even leading a second during the meeting. A week later in Bucharest against Romania, the Italians secured victory with a 45-13 river score after leading 45-6. A good omen before they face their main rival: Georgia. Unfortunately for the Italians, this meeting did not go as planned. Overwhelmed by the Georgians’ commitment and enthusiasm, the Nazionale lost 28-19 to finish the summer tour ranked 14th in the rugby world rankings.
Georgia keeps growing
Georgia to be precise, who thus defeated Italy and even nearly caught the scalp of another great nation in world rugby. In fact, in their first game of the summer tour, the Lelos only lost 24-30 to a team from Argentina, but still after a great game. And finally, the Georgians defeated a catchy Portugal (23-14), who are also making progress from year to year, to finish 12th in the Rugby World Rankings at the end of that international window, two spots ahead of Italy… Enough, for a certain to revive debate about a possible barrage between the first of the VI nations B (Rugby European Championship) and the last of the VI nations these two countries are frequent. Note that the full-back or winger of Lyons, Davit Niniashvili (20 years), was impressive again.
Romania and Uruguay in halftone
That Romania sticks to one win and one loss against Uruguay. On Saturday 9 July, the Romanians (22-30) triumphed in pain, thanks in particular to an important dominance of the strikers. number 9, Gabriel Rupanu was decisive for the Romanian success with 15 points. Note that the selection at the French championships has far fewer players than in the past. After being knocked down by Italy (45-13), Romania lost to them on Sunday 17 JulyUruguay (26-20).
The Uruguayan selection was therefore initially defeated by Romania before retaliating in the second test. In the conquest, however, the teammates from the start largely dominated Philip Berchesi (Dax) and the Nice Scrum half, Augustine Ormaechea, fought back to finally win. In short, the two nations with similar results will not have managed to decide.
An attractive Portugal that doesn’t win
Portugal failed to qualify for the World Cup 2023 in France after a loss to Spain (33-28). During this summer tour, the men of the coach and former France international are there Patrice Lagisquet (46 caps), was initially better than without a match against Italy (38-31 defeat) before losing again in an impressive match against Argentina B (35-52).
In the last game against Georgia, the Portuguese struggled for a long time but lost to a transformed Lelos team (10 substitutions versus the win against Italy). In the end, the teammates lack little mike tajer, Samuel Marquis and Vincent Pinto to traverse a course and achieve victories.
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