Algarve Portugal can win Sevens

4 years ago

The Portuguese national team of rugby sevens won the Algarve Sevens on Saturday when they beat Spain 7-5 in a final balanced and attended by about five thousand fans at the Estadio Algarve.

The top two teams at this stage of European qualifying for the World Cup Sevens 2013 led a very balanced game, with the defenses superiorizarem to the attacks and zero to dominate the end of the first part.

After the break, Portugal assumed greater area and took the lead on 14 minutes, with an essay by Duarte Moreira, converted by Pedro Leal, a difference that was reduced by the Spaniards three minutes later with an essay by Martin Heredia.

Despite late pressure from Spain, the Portuguese national team kept the ball and ultimately celebrate the triumph. In the game for the allocation of the third and fourth places, France beat Georgia by 24-12, and closed the evidence in the final podium place.

On the other hand, Scotland beat Italy by 22-14, and joined Portugal, Georgia, France and Spain in the group of five teams qualified at this stage for the World Sevens. England, Wales and Russia had already secured clearance for the competition, scheduled for 2013 in Moscow.

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