The race to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019™ continues today for teams competing in the Rugby Europe Championship.
With the Japan 2019 Pool Draw just 81 days away and all eyes focused on the World Rugby rankings, the European Championship provides the perfect opportunity for European teams to demonstrate how they are closing the gap to the teams ranked above them.
After a compelling opening round where Germany and Spain upset the odds with fine victories over Romania and Russia respectively, the Germans travel to Tbilisi to tackle in-form Georgia on Sunday, Spain travel to Bucharest to face Romania today, while Belgium and Russia, who both lost their opening matches, square-up in Brussels today.
All mateches are being streamed live via Rugby Europe’s website here.
Results in the Rugby Europe Championship, formerly known as the European Nations Cup Division 1A, over this year and next (other than those against Georgia, who have already qualified thanks to a stellar 2015 campaign) will count towards the European qualification process with the best-placed side other than Georgia booking their spot as Europe 1 at Asia’s first Rugby World Cup.