Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rugby Test: The Fins Travel to Israel

Finland v Israel at Netanya (WCQ Euro.R1; ENC 3C)

There is more interest in Israel's clash with Slovenia next weekend. Israel has already qualified for the next round playoff and face the ENC 3B first round winner from the Adriatic. Israel will be usung this match as a warm up for this vital clash.

Little rests on the result of this match. Finland has struggled so far in this round. There only real hope is to catch the Israelies under prepared and unmotivated.

Previous Encounters
31.05.2008 Israel 22-12 in Netanya (ENC 3C)
02.06.2007 Finland 27-20 in Helsinki (ENC 3C)
02.06.2004 Israel 24-15 in Beauvais (ENC 3C, Semi-final)

GWC Rugby Rankings: Europe Table-Israel 32nd, Finland 37th

Prediction: Israel by 16 points.

Teams are unavaliable.

1 comment:

  1. A huge win to Israel.The 70-8 score is their biggest. Their previous best was 62-3 v Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier back in 2001.

    They are really building towards the World Cup playoff match for Round 1 against Slovenia at home next weekend.