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Planet rugby: Spain qualify for next round

3.10.2006 Big win in Madrid

In the second leg of their World Cup qualifier, Spain beat Czech Republic 46-17 in Madrid on Saturday afternoon. Spain won the first leg as well and so advance with an aggregate of 79-29.

In Round 5 Spain is grouped with Romania and Georgia. The winner of that round goes directly to France. The team coming second has the chance of getting in via répechage.

Spain dominated the match throughout and at half-time led 24-10 after tries by Rafael Camacho, Víctor Marlet and Javier Canosa.  Estaban Roqué kicked three conversions and a penalty goal. Martin Kafka scored all the Czechs' points in the half.

Spain scored three more tries in the second half - two by Rafael Álvarez (the second after a long, specgtacular run) and another by Roqué. Andrei Kovalenco kicked a penalty goal, Roqué a conversion. Martin Pachman scored the Czechs' second-half try.

The Czech Republic team was weakened from the won which lost 33-12 in Ricany after the withdrawal of several players over a dispute with the coach.

In Round 5, Romania play Georgia on 7 October. On 14 October Spain play Romania in Madrid. On 28 Octyober, Spain play Georgia in Georgia.

For Spain:
Camacho, Marlet, Canosa, Roqué, Álvarez 2
Cons: Roqué 5
Pens: Roqué, Kovalenco

For Czech Republic:
Kafka, Pachman
Cons: Kafka 2
Pen: Kafka


Spain: 15  César Sempere, 14  Víctor Marlet, 13  Javier Canosa, 12  Álvar Enciso,  11  Rafael Álvarez, 10  Esteban Roqué,  9  Pablo Feijóo, 8  Óscar Astarloa,   7  Alfonso Mata, 6 Rafael Camacho, 5  César Bernasconi, 4  Andrew Ebbet, 3  Javier Salazar, 2  Matthieu Cidré, 1  César Caballero
Replacements: 16  Diego Zarzosa, 17 Miguel Burgaleta, 18  Sergio Souto, 19 Ciryl Hijar, 20 Igor Mirones, 21  Andrei Kovalenco, 22  Juan Cano

Czech Republic: 15 Martin Snídal, 14 Martin Pachman, 13 Martin Pekarek, 12 Martin Kafka, 11 Michal Schlanger, 10 Jaroslav Tomcík, 9 Vítezslav Dosedla, 8 Karel Kucera, 7 Vlastimil Madry, 6 Martin Hudák, 5 Jirí Buryánek, 4 Miroslav Nemecek, 3 Pavel Indrák, 2 Jan Oswald, 1 Jean-Baptiste Soucek
Replacements: 16 Jirí Sluka, 17 Prusa, 18 Miroslav Prochazka, 19 Josef Bláha, 20 Vorel, 21 Pavel Camrda, 22 Martin Cížek

Referee: David Rosich (France)
Touch judges: Emmanuel Rosich, Claude Tajan (both France)
Match commissioner: Delfim Barreira (Portugal) 


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