This is according to a statement from Rugby Europe.
From the 2022/2023 season, eight teams will play in the Championship. The champion and vice-champion “Trophy” will rise in the class. At the same time, no one will leave the top division, that is, for now, the Russian team remains in the elite of the European Championship.
Note that Belgium, Poland and Germany claim two tickets to the Championship. Each team has one game left to play in the Trophy.
Schedule and standings of the second division European Championships here .