At the decision of Rugby Europe, following IOC guidelines, the Russian Fifteen competed in Alcobendas without songs or flags.

Patricia Garcia
Patricia Garcia walks towards the Test lineVictor LerenaEFE

The Spanish rugby team defeated Russia to win the Women’s European Championship without much excitement. The international rejection of the war started by that country against Ukraine has been praised only because the visiting team appeared without music or flag this Saturday in the implementation of the decision taken by the IOC on Friday. The public at Alcobendas has always maintained a respectful attitude towards Russian athletes.

Although there are still matches between Russia and the Netherlands. The lioness They have already lifted their ninth title, the sixth in a row, Since they both won the race. And, above all, they announce again that this tournament falls short for their level of play.

It was difficult for the Spanish players to distance themselves on the scoreboard, even though they had already started penalty strokes in the first match and started building their superiority. Mobile for creating space in defense, providing reliable, quick support in throw-in.

Russia was locked in its 22nd and there it resisted almost a quarter until the first exercise. The lioness They opened up to the wings, which were a few meters away from the mark. Continuity, find the opposite end of the field, Lea Ducher advanced to the line, accelerated and landed near the post (7-0, with Patricia Garcia converted).

Without finishing the visiting team, the Spanish team dominated the pace of the match and stopped the Russian attempt to achieve the meter with a strong tackle. At the gates of the break, and a few minutes later, the Spanish team had one foot from the rehearsal under the stick. In the next step, Patricia Garcia, speed and decision, scored Mark even though he could not convert. (Minutes, 12-0).

The match (and the championship) was also won by the defense and the Spanish team tied it in the first minute of the second half. The lioness, By anchoring their line, they resisted the Russian attack. They did not give the last centimeter, they resisted the attack and forced fifteen spectators to retreat. Unsuccessful attempts calmed the Russian response, although there was no intensity on the pitch.

Extensive Spanish installations clashed with orders in the Russian defense. A penalty kick by Patricia Garcia opened the scoring (15-0) and reduced the uncertainty about the final result. In the last 20 minutes, the new Spanish team pushed for the ball to move, and Anna Puig (converted by Ducher. 22-0) and Zahia Perez stopped scoring.

The two farewells announced in the previous days should not be tarnished in the special circumstances of the match. Of the selector Jose Antonio Barrio, Anvil, Who led the team to the 2017 World Cup and after showing in recent years that the Lions can compete and win against a team of six nations remains at the doorstep of the latter.

And Patricia Garcia12 year pick fifteen and that SevenHe is currently an Exeter Chiefs player in the English Professional League, an example of affluent women’s sport and the initiator of a social project around rugby. Both promoted their valuable contributions and bid farewell to the national team with new titles.

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