Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rugby Test: Germany v Welsh Clubs XV

Germany v Welsh Clubs XV in Berlin (Friendly)

This game acts as a warm-up for the German team despite a number of first-choice players not being available. This is usually the case for Germany's first game of the season.

The Welsh clubs side has been chosen from clubs in Divisions 1 to 4 and includes only amateur players. Welsh District teams have been popping across to Europe since 1972 when the first team visited Belgium. Since then these teams have played against Sweden and Denmark. In 2006 the German side visited Wales and defeated the Welsh Club XV 24-13 in Pontypridd.

Prediction: The German side is below strength and may well struggle against the visitors. Welsh Clubs by 6 points.


Christian Baracat (SC Neuenheim)
Kehoma Brenner (RG Heidelberg)
Timothy Coly (RG Heidelberg)
Benjamin Danso (DRC Hannover)
Kieron Davies (Bedford RFC, England)
Lars Eckert (SC Neuenheim)
Juan Martin Goity (Newmarket RFC, England)
Mustafa Güngör (RG Heidelberg)
Alexander Hug (TSV Handschuhsheim)
Timothy Kasten (Southend RFC, England)
Benjamin Krause (DSV Hannover 78)
Rafael Pyrasch (DSV Hannover 78)
Jens Schmidt (TSV Handschuhsheim)
Udo Schwarz (SC Neuenheim)
Bodo Sieber (Univ. of Cape Town, Sth Africa)
Marten Strauch (SC Neuenheim)
Edmoore Takendesa (RG Heidelberg)
Marcus Trick (SC Neuenheim)
Damien Tussac (RC Toulon, France)
Gilles Valette (Cahors Rugby, France)
Gerrit van Look (Berliner RC)
Rolf Wacha (SC Frankfurt 1880)
Thorsten Wiedemann (TSV Handschuhsheim)
Manuel Wilhelm (RG Heidelberg)
Head Coach: Rudolf Finsterer

Regret player’s data (age, caps) not available.
Not selected due to retirement, injury, personal reasons, or not being released by clubs.
Steffen Thier, Christopher Weselek, Colin Grzanna, Franck Moutsinga, Alexander Widiker, Clemens von Grumbkow, Matthieu Franke, Markus Walger, Damien Tussac, Robert Mohr, Gilles Valette. Alexander Pipa Thanks to

Wales Clubs XV
15 Matthew John (UWIC RFC)
14 Thomas Bonnell (Narberth RFC)
13 Steven Martin (Narberth RFC)
12 Emyr Williams (Whitland RFC)
11 David James (Blackwood RFC)
10 James Howells, Capt. (Bargoed RFC)
9 Andrew Davies (Narberth RFC)
8 Colin Davies (Cardigan RFC)
7 Shaun Miles (Ammanford RFC)
6 Christopher James (Narberth RFC)
5 Alexander Jenkins (Narberth RFC)
4 James Noble (Newbridge RFC)
3 James Huntley (Rhiwbina RFC)
2 Daniel Smith (Narberth RFC)
1 Ross Jones (Bargoed RFC)
16 Alun Davies (Carmarthen Quins RFC)
17 Rhys Cleverley (Beddau RFC)
18 Sion Dafydd Waddington (Pentyrch RFC(
19 Christopher Strick (Felinfoel RFC)
20 Carwyn Morgan (Pill Harriers RFC)
21 Matthew Lewis (Builth Wells RFC)
22 Matthew Davies (Narberth RFC)
The team has been selected from Welsh Clubs playing in Divisions 1 to 4.

For complete lists of all international rugby test matches played by Germany and Welsh XV's go to

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