Spain will take a step closer to Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification if they defeat Germany in the presence of the Webb Ellis Cup in Madrid on Sunday (12:30 CET).

Los Leones and Romania are the only teams who can secure the coveted direct Europe 1 qualification place following a two-year roller-coaster campaign.

With Romania three points ahead having played one more match than their qualification rivals and The Oaks hosting Belgium on Saturday, it is likely that qualification will be decided next weekend.

Spain are bidding to qualify for a Rugby World Cup for the first time since 1999, their one and only appearance in the showpiece tournament when they met Scotland, South Africa and Uruguay.

Victories over Germany and Belgium on 18 March will confirm Spain’s place in Pool A alongside Ireland, Scotland, hosts Japan and the Play-off Winner.

Fans can watch all the action from the Rugby Europe Championship 2018, which doubles as Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification, live via the Rugby Europe TV channel at

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