THE BALL – Portugal still dreamed of it, but Italy won in a historic match (Râgueby)

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The national rugby team lost to Italy (31-38) in a warm-up match played at the Estádio do Restelo. A match that will go down in the history of sport, since it was the first with an all-female referee team: the Scottish Hollie Davidson in the lead, with the English Sara Cox and the French Aurélie Groizeleau as assistants and the English Claire Hodnett also on video. arbitrator.

Wolves won until the 73rd minute, with Rodrigo Marta and Tomás Appleton coming out on top in the scoring tries and Samuel Marques in their conversion. However, the triumph ended up smiling at the Italians, confirmed by a penalty try in the last minute.

Portugal, let’s remember, is preparing for the Mundia-2023 repechage tournament, which will take place in France. The national team will play matches on November 6, 12 and 18 against the losers play-off matches of Asia/Pacific, of America and vice-champion of the African Cup, competitions which will be decided next month.

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