Portugal on Its Way to the Rugby World Cup

by Cindy Ferguson - Date: 2007-02-03 - Word Count: 193 Share This!

Morocco was also hoping to qualify for its first appearance in the World Cup. The team lost the first round last weekend to Casablanca 10-5 which forced them to win this game by six points, a mark that they were unable to reach even though Hicham Eziyar gave Morocco a short lead with an early penalty.

In the 16th minute Cardoso Pinto tied the game with a penalty shot giving the home team what would lead to their victory along with the converted try scored by Number 8 Vasco Uva on the 34th minute. The exciting finish came when Pinto extended the lead to eight with two more penalties in the quarter, but in the 65th Morocco's more influential group trooped over the line for a try, converted by Eziyar, which then led to Portugal's triumph.

Portugal's next match to a shot for a spot in the World cup will be against Uruguay in a home-and-away series scheduled to place on the 10th of March in Portugal. They will then travel to Montevideo on the 24th of March. Other teams in Pool C of the Cup include New Zealand, Scotland, Italy and Romania.

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