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Post Germany defeat Romania in major upset
While maybe not quite on the same scale as Ireland defeating the All Blacks or both Japan and Italy defeating South Africa, this is still big news. Albeit in part due to a controversial penalty try, Germany came back from an eighteen point deficit to stun Romania by beating them 41-38. The last time the former beat the latter was way back in 1938!
http://www.worldrugby.org/news/223804


Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:26 am
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N.B The fact that the German national team could only attract 3000 spectators does, however, show that rugby still has a very very long way to go before becoming a serious sport there.


Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:27 am
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najbritcol wrote:
N.B The fact that the German national team could only attract 3000 spectators does, however, show that rugby still has a very very long way to go before becoming a serious sport there.


Newport Gwent Dragons and all the Premiership clubs would kill for that sort of attendance.


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The other games and results [Spain v Russia & Georgia v Belgium] were quite interesting as well, more games coming up this weekend.

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trampie wrote:
The other games and results [Spain v Russia & Georgia v Belgium] were quite interesting as well, more games coming up this weekend.


Given the amount of people clamouring to replace Italy with Georgia in the 6 nations, Georgia putting 30 odd points on Belgium was hardly 6 nations material.


Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:32 pm
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Post Re: Germany defeat Romania in major upset
Bouch wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
N.B The fact that the German national team could only attract 3000 spectators does, however, show that rugby still has a very very long way to go before becoming a serious sport there.


Newport Gwent Dragons and all the Premiership clubs would kill for that sort of attendance.


Yes but that is the German national team, not a club side. Anyway, 3000 is about the average attendance for the Dragons, and Pontypridd at least also get that sort of attendance often. But let us not stray too much off-topic.


Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:27 am
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Fingal wrote:
trampie wrote:
The other games and results [Spain v Russia & Georgia v Belgium] were quite interesting as well, more games coming up this weekend.


Given the amount of people clamouring to replace Italy with Georgia in the 6 nations, Georgia putting 30 odd points on Belgium was hardly 6 nations material.


Yeah the Ospreys back in the Summer beat Belgium 71-0 using largely academy and Welsh Premiership players.


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