Romania has won the 2017 edition of Rugby Europe Championship.
In the competition’s last game our players have outperformed Georgia in Bucharest 8-7. All the points for Romania were scored by Florin Vlaicu who managed a try and converted a penalty shot. Romania and Gerogia come first and second in the standings each with 19 points; the difference was made by the home win the Romanians secured in Bucharest. Spain comes third with 13 points. A first or a second position in this contest’s 2018 edition will qualify Romania for the World Cup due in Japan in 2019.
The national women’s handball side of Romania took on Spain in Bucharest in a double friendly contest. The first game went to the visitors 24-21 on Friday but the Romanians managed a 21-20 win two days later.
Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor has won the beam and floor finals of the World Cup tournament held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Romania was represented by seven gymnasts but only Ponor made it to the finals.
Viitorul Constanta have made it to the top of Romania’s football league. In the play-offs’ second leg, Gheorghe Hagi’s trainees on Saturday outperformed former leader Steaua Bucharest three-one in a home match. Steaua’s fullback Gabriel Tamas was given an early bath on the 17th minute for a tough challenge on Florin Purece, but the hosts managed to take the lead only in the game’s second half with goals by Florinel Coman on 46 minutes, Vlad Morar ten minutes later and Carlo Casap in the game’s 74th minute. Denis Alibec scored for the visitors on 80 minutes.
Here are the other results of the First League games held during the weekend. In the play-offs on Friday, CFR Cluj defeated Astra Giurgiu 3-2; Dinamo Bucharest held CSU to a goaless draw on Sunday. In the play-out on Saturday, ASA Targu Mures secured a 2-1 home win against Concordia Chiajna, while Gaz Metan Medias and FC Botosani ended in a draw their game, nil-all.