Sporting wins Iberian Cup of rugby

The women’s team of Sporting, the national champion of rugby sevens, won today the second edition of the Iberian Cup, winning by 26-8 Olimpico Pozuelo, Spanish champion, in a match held at the University Stadium in Lisbon.

Sporting, who reached their first international title after already having won several national championships, led the match from the opening minutes and never allowed the Spaniards to threaten the win, having reached the 19-8 break.

Coach Nuno Mourão had qualified for the UEFA Cup in Sporting Clube de Portugal, which was reinforced by the signing of Kate Matau and Harono Iringa, two New Zealand international players.

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