Report from the second match day of the IRB Nations Cup in Romania.
Italy ('Emerging Italy') beat Portugal 28-21 after a pretty balanced game. The Portuguese were graceful enough to perform a tour of the pitch after the game.
Local favourites Romania beat Argentina ('Jaguars') 23-21 after a particularly brutal slog which saw several heavily fought, but unsuccessful attempts at try by the Romanians (and a short boxing match between two opposing players, which landed both of them in the sin bin).
Russia beat Uruguay 19-13 in the final match of the day. Many, many fouls by the Russians; they had one player or another in the sin bin for about half the match.
All in all, great entertainment for the equivalent of $3 an entry ticket (the carts had pretty expensive beer, though; not particularly great, either).