Hungary v Israel in Netanya (ENC 2C)
Venue: Wingate Institute Sports Stadium
Referee: T.Muldoon (Netherlands)
Newly promoted Israel will face a big task ahead of Saturdays clash with the visiting Hungarian rugby team. Hungary has the advantage of having already played a test match, winning 22-16 against Austria, 16 October. Israel is yet to play but has the home advantage. Nothing is known of the Israeli selection but assuming they have much of last years successful team on board, this could be a very close encounter.
25.05.2002 Hungary 39-24 in Budapest (FIRA Div.B, Pool B)
30.05.1993 Israel 67-8 in Budapest (WCQ Central Europe)
GWC Rugby Rankings
Europe Table-Israel 29th, Hungary 32nd.
IRB Ranking Points
Hungary 41.24; Israel 39.57
Prediction: Israel by 7 points
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