Rugby success: Georgia wins European Nations Cup

Georgian National rugby team defeated Romanian team 22-9, 15 Mar 2014 - 20:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's national rugby team are the 2014 European Nations Cup champions.

The team defeated Romania 22-9 in Tbilisi today.

The tough game saw the lead change numerous times but the Georgian team came out on top and won the trophy, for the seventh time.

"The Romanian team is of a very high level," said Georgian coach Milton Haig before the game. He said Georgia prepared for the game seriously and they were ready for "a hard battle".

The Romanian players were the first to put points on the scoreboard after three minutes.

However the Georgian's fought back and the halftime score was 16-9 in favor of the hosts.

The Georgian team kept fighting and showed even better results and finished the game without letting the guests gain any more points.

The winner of this match, apart from being the 2014 European Nations Cup champio, gained entry into Pool C of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

This result for Georgia means they will challenge current world champions New Zealand, as well as Argentina and Tonga.

The Prime Ministers of Romania and Georgia, Victor Ponta and Irakli Garibashvili, attended the match.

The Romanian leader and a governmental delegation were on a two day visit to Georgia.