Saturday, March 19, 2011

RUGBY TEST MATCH: Germany in Belgium

Germany v Belgium in Brussels (ENC 1B)

Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin A2

Referee: F.Villegas (Spain)


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Both Germany and Belgium are licking their wounds after surprise losses last weekend. Both teams desperately need to win to stay in the hunt for the division title at the end of the season.

Germany, following its loss to Czech Republic last weekend, is now in a worrying position on the points table. Just relegated from Division 1A and with 3 losses out of 4 games, they, along with the Netherlands, could find themselves at the bottom of the table before the end of the season. They need a good win but in facing Belgium at home, that could be a tough ask.

Belgium lost its first game of the season last weekend to Poland away. They have only lost one game but another loss could see them off the pace. Robert Noves could return to the Belgian side.

Just for the record 12 of Belgium’s squad of 23 play in France whilst only 5 France-based players appear for Germany. It will go to Belgium but It’ll be close!

Last Five Encounters
10.11.2007 Belgium 32-18 in Brussels (ENC 2A)
18.11.2006 Germany 32-13 in Heidelberg (ENC 2A)
29.04.2006 Germany 33-15 in Hanover (WCQ Europe Rnd 3A, Pool B)
24.09.1999 Germany 27-17 in Heidelberg (FIRA C)
16.11.1996 Belgium 24-3 in Brussels (FIRA A)

Germany Last Five
12.03.2011 v Czech Republic L 23-29 in Heidelberg (ENC 1B)
11.12.2010 v Hong Kong W 34-13 in Heidelberg (Friendly)
27.11.2010 v Netherlands W 29-10 in Amsterdam (ENC 1B)
20.11.2010 v Poland L 17-22 in Frankfurt (ENC 1B)
30.03.2010 v Spain L 17-21 in Heidelberg (WCQ Europe R5l ENC 1)

Belgium Last Five
12.03.2011 v Poland L 21-28 in Gdansk (ENC 1B)
12.02.2011 v Moldova W 20-5 in Brussels (ENC 1B)
13.11.2010 Czech Republic W 24-12 in Prague (ENC 1B)
06.11.2010 Canada L 12-43 in Brussels (Friendly)
24.04.2010 Poland W 29-8 in Brussels (WCQ Europe R4; ENC 2A)

GWC Rugby Rankings
World Table-Germany 24th, Belgium 25th
Europe Table-Germany 13th, Belgium 14th

IRB Ranking Points
Belgium 55.53, Germany 52.87

Prediction: Belgium by 7 points


15. Alan Williams (Montluçon, France)
14. Guillaume Piron (Montpellier, France)
13. Thibaut Andre (Soignies)
12. Dirk Haghedooren (Agde)
11. Jérôme Cauwe (ASUB Rugby Waterloo)
10. Carlos Fierro (Rugby Olympique de Grasse, France)
9. Julien Berger (La Rochelle, France)
8. Pierre Plasman (Dendermonde)
7. Tom Coupé (Dendermonde)
6. Andrew Neal (Tournefeuille, France)
5. Mathieu Verschelden (ASUB Rugby Waterloo)
4. Pierre Hendrikx (Boitsfort)
3. Maxime Jadot (Pau, France)
2. Thomas Dienst (Lille, France)
1. Jimmy Mulumba (Gennevilliers, France)
Replacements from…
Denis Franquin (Boitsfort)
Norman Wende (St Etienne, France)
Christophe Debaty (Limoges, France)
Julien Hanchir (Millau, France)
Michael Demolder (Boitsfort)
Sébastien Guns (Boitsfort)
Romain Orban (Kituro)
Thomas Demolder (Lyon, France)
Head Coach: Richard McClintock

Note: Robert Noves (Narbonne, France) may well play, changing the above lineup.


15 Mustafa Güngör (RG Heidelberg)
14 Benjamin Simm (DSV Hannover 78)
13 Gilles Pagnon (RC Draguignan, France)
12 Pieter Jordaan (Heidelberger RK)
11 Mathieu Franke (RC Orleans, France)
10 Fabian Heimpel (RG Heidelberg)
9 Tim Menzel (US Colomiers, France)
8 Robert Mohr (La Rochelle, France)
7 Timothy Kasten (Heidelberger RK)
6 Kehoma Brenner (Heidelberger RK)
5 Alexander Hauck (SC Frankfurt 1880)
4 Daniel Armitage (Heidelberger RK)
3 Patrick Schliwa (Heidelberger RK)
2 Alexander Widiker, Capt. (Heidelberger RK)
1 Arthur Zeiler (Heidelberger RK)
16 Sven-Uwe Wetzel (TSV Handschuhsheim)
17 Benjamin Krause (DSV Hannover 78)
18 Jannis Läpple (SC Frankfurt 1880)
19 Alexander Hug (TSV Handschuhsheim)
20 Steffen Liebig (Heidelberger RK)
21 Guillaume Franke (RC Orleans, France)
22 Marten Strauch (SC Neuenheim)
Head Coach: Torsten Schippe

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