Romania's rugby team on Saturday grabbed a new win in Rugby Europe Championship. In Brussels, the Oaks defeated Belgium 33-17. Romania scored five tries, also grabbing an additional point in offense. In the other fixtures, Georgia defeated Russia 28-14 on home turf, Spain won 32-15 against Germany away from home. Georgia ranks first in the standings with 18 points, followed by Romania with 15 points.
Spain and Germany rank 3rd and 4th respectively, each with 8 points. Ranking 5th is Russia with 4 points, while Belgium is bottom of the tables with 2 points. In the last round of 2017, Romania will take on Georgia at home. In the first three matches this year, Romania lost to Germany away from home, 38-41, then defeated Spain at home, 13-3, and Russia away from home, 30-10.
We move on to news from women's handball. Romania's champions CSM Bucharest will play Ferencvaros of Hungary in the Champions League quarterfinals. The Romanian team ranked 3rd in the second main group. In the last group fixture on Sunday, CSM defeated Team Esbjerg of Denmark, 25-20.
We end with news from football. This weekend saw the first round in the play-off/play-out season of the Romanian First League. In the play-offs, on Saturday Astra Giurgiu held visiting side CSU Craiova to a blank draw. On Sunday, Steaua Bucharest won 2-nil against CFR Cluj at home. In the play-out, Poli Timisoara defeated Botosani narrowly 2-1, while on Saturday Poli Iasi won 3-1 against Concordia Chiajna at home. Sunday's match pitting FC Voluntari against Pandurii Targu Jiu ended in a 1-all draw.
The last matches of the round are scheduled on Monday: In the play-offs, Viitorul Constanta is playing Dinamo Bucharest, while in the play-out Gaz Metan Medias will go up against ASA Targu Mures.
(Translated by Vlad Palcu)