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Semi-final places to be decided over exciting few days in RE Super Cup

The final round of group games in the Rugby Europe Super Cup take place over the next four days with two semi-final places still to be decided.

In Pool A, Black Lion and Tel-Aviv Heat have both won two from two with bonus points so far and are already through to the semi-finals, but there is the third place in the section to claim.

Whoever does that will progress to the last four and have a chance to compete for the main silverware and it all comes down to Castilla Y Leon Iberians versus Lusitanos on Sunday.

Portuguese side Lusitanos are currently third in the table on points difference with Iberians from Spain fourth, but with both on zero points this really is a winner takes all clash.

It takes place at the Stadium Pepe Rojo in Valladolid (12.30pm local time, 11.30am UTC) and it could be a cagey and tight affair.

When they met in the group stages in 2022 they played out two very close games, Lusitanos winning 22-20 in Spain in September and then Iberians also winning on the road 17-12 in Portugal in October.

Before they play this time around, the winners of Pool A will be decided when Israel’s Heat take on Georgia’s Black Lion on Saturday.

Ahead of the game at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol, Cyprus, Black Lion are top of the standings via points difference.

The last time these two outfits met was in the 2022 final when Black Lion came out on top 29-17 in Tbilisi to back up their 2021 success.

In the group stages last year, the teams drew 25-25 in Georgia in September and then the Heat won 24-18 in Israel in October.

Pool B has just one team going through to the semi-finals and that will be a straight shoot-out between Belgium’s Brussels Devils and the Romanian Wolves.

They will meet in the Municipal Stadium in Soignies on Saturday evening (8.30pm local time, 7.30pm UTC) with the Devils currently second on points difference behind the Wolves with both teams on 10 points.

They were not in the same group as each other last year, so there is no form going into this one in terms of head-to-heads, but both sides have been playing good rugby in the last couple of weeks.

Delta started the action off on Wednesday night at Marketa Stadium where they eventually ran in 10 tries on a wet and windy evening in the Czechia capital.

They faced a dogged Bohemian Warriors in the first half but as David Weersma started pulling the strings, finishing the evening with 24 points to his name, as the high-flying Delta inflicted a 74-0 defeat to the home side.

After Round 3 there will be weeks break before heading into the semi-final matches.

All the action will be on and FloRugby, while the Lusitanos v Iberians game will be on SportTV in Portugal and the Tel Aviv Heat v Black Lion will be on RugbyTV in Georgia and Sport5 in Israel. 


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