Given that Georgia has dominated the Rugby Europe Championship in recent years. Winning their past 20 matches in the championship before Sunday. The fact that Portugal was only able to draw in Tbilisi illustrates just how far they have gone in recent years. Rugby Fans can buy Rugby World Cup 2023 Tickets from our website.

Given that Georgia has dominated the Rugby Europe Championship in recent years

After Romania defeated Russia and Spain defeated the Netherlands on Sunday. The game at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium was a perfect way to close round one of this year’s Rugby Europe Championship. On the hour mark, Portugal’s Jose Lima scored a try that was converted by scrum-half Samuel Marques. Putting Portugal on the verge of a famous away triumph.

Georgia fought back, as number eight Tornike Jalagonia spun superbly out of a tackle to score. With stand-out Tedo Abzhandadze converting for a 25-25 tie. “It was a bittersweet experience,” said Manuel Cardoso Pinto. A 23-year-old Portugal fullback who scored a try in the game after running a terrific line.

We ran that move at least 20 times in training during the week coming up to the game, and it paid off.

I was really pleased with the play’s ending.” As I previously stated, we wanted to leave Tbilisi with a victory, and after Jose’s effort. We knew we were closer than ever to achieving that goal. And that’s exactly what we did.

Now the team is more united and more confident than ever

Every game this year is a final for the main goal that we’ve been working towards for the past three years since. We were promoted to the Championship. Which is to qualify for the Rugby World Cup next year.”

There are some great games in store over the coming weeks. With the points from the Rugby Europe Championship 2022 standings being added to the points from last year’s. Event to determine which two sides will qualify automatically for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. As well as that side will go into the Final Qualification Tournament.

All eyes on the next game 

One of those matches is set to take place this Saturday at the Arcul de Triumf Stadium in Bucharest (17:30 local time, 15:30 GMT) in what visiting head coach Patrice Lagisquet has described as a “decisive” match.

Romania is in second place with 18 points in the RWC 2023 qualification table

Romania is in second place with 18 points in the RWC 2023 qualification table, while Portugal is in fourth place with 16. When the two teams clashed in Lisbon last March. Romania came out on top 28-27.

Cardoso Pinto, who grew up in Lisbon and currently plays for Agronomia Rugby, said: “We had a painful defeat against Romania last time in the last few minutes. But we learned from our mistakes and we don’t want to do them again.” Now is the time to avenge the defeat in Lisbon and depart Bucharest with one step closer to achieving the ultimate aim of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2023 – a dream 

After the draw in Georgia. Portugal is now ranked 17th in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini. Having only qualified for the showpiece tournament once before. At Rugby World Cup 2007. So, how important would it be for Cardoso Pinto? Who made his international debut in 2017, to play in France in 2023?

“It would be a dream come true for me,” he says. It would be one of the peaks not only of rugby but of life, especially given the group we have. We are all very united and friends on and off the field. After a few trying months, I’m in great shape and eager to make an impact on the field.

The Rugby Europe Championship 2022 will run through Sunday. March 20th, with games taking place on the same weekends as the men’s Six Nations 2022. ensuring that men’s rugby in Europe will have a busy couple of months.

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