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REIC and International Test Matches continue this weekend

Switzerland and Lithuania both started their respective Rugby Europe men’s Championship campaigns with bonus point wins - and now they are set to meet on Saturday.

Lithuania defeated Ukraine 39-20 last weekend while Switzerland turned on the style in the second half to win 69-12 in Sweden.

As a result, both teams will head into the meeting in the Stade Juan Antonio Samaranch in Lausanne feeling confident and it should be an intriguing match at 3pm local time (2pm UTC).

In men’s Conference 1 North, Czechia began their campaign for 2022/23 with a bonus point triumph on the road to Hungary in October.

After a few weeks off, they will be back to it on Saturday as they host Moldova who will be playing their first match in the competition this term.

The match in Zlín is at 2pm local time (1pm UTC).

Israel’s men lost their Conference 1 South opener to Bulgaria last weekend, but they have another chance to get off the mark on Saturday when they travel to Cyprus.

Cyprus have not played since right at the start of October when they won emphatically 56-7 in Slovenia and they will be looking forward to a home game.

The encounter was originally scheduled for the Maroni Community Stadium in Larnaca, but has now been changed to Stelios Kyriakdes Stadium in Papos, the kick off will remain at 1pm local time (11am UTC).

Portugal’s men, after a great 42-14 win over Hong Kong last weekend, take on Kenya in the Rugby World Cup 2023 Final Qualifier Tournament in Dubai on Saturday at 4pm local time (12pm UTC).

In the Autumn Tests for men there are a few with Rugby Europe connections on Saturday.

The National Rugby Centre, Amsterdam, will see the Netherlands take on Canada at 2.30pm local time (1.30pm UTC).

Spain will welcome Namibia to the Estadio Nacional Universidad Complutense in Madrid at 4pm local time (3pm UTC).

And at 6pm local time (2pm UTC) there should be a cracking contest at the Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi when Georgia meet Samoa.

Meanwhile, Tonga and Chile meet in Bucharest, Romania, at 1pm local time (11am UTC).

The following day, Sunday, Romania will themselves be in that Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf at 1.30pm local time (11.30am UTC) when Andy Robinson’s men take on Uruguay.

Also on Sunday, the CAR Jamor Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, hosts the final day of the under-20 men’s Championship.

There are four games set for the day with the Cup final bringing things to a close at 5.30pm local time (5.30pm UTC).

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