Timisoara and Enisei got qualified for the 2017 Challenge Cup


This week end 2 decisive matches for the future of the European rugby took place : Timisoara and Enisei competed their play off matches with the aim of their participation in the 2017 Challenge Cup. 

The Romanian Club achieved a great performance standing out 28-17 against the Italian Club of Calvisano, having been led 10-6. In the other game, Enisei welcomed Rovigo in Sochi, and the Russian Club dominated 39-5 ; confirming its performances in the Pool matches. Thanks to those reults, the 2 Clubs will be directly included in the 2017 Challenge Cup.

Octavian Morariu, IOC Member and Rugby Europe President says that: 'The performances of those 2 Clubs confirm the improvement of the level of the Tier 2 European Clubs. By opening the doors of the Challenge Cup’s Qualification, we raise the standards of the whole European rugby and favor Clubs development. Congratulations to Timisoara and Enisei.'