Saturday, April 30, 2011

RUGBY TEST MATCH: ENC 2B Switzerland in Slovenia

Switzerland v Slovenia in Lubliana (ENC 2B)

Venue: Stanežičah Oval

Referee: T.Tuma (Czech Republic)

ANDORRA 4 2 0 2 85 68 17 1 1 10
SWITZ. 3 2 0 1 66 54 11 0 1 9
ARMENIA 2 1 0 1 52 42 10 0 1 5
SLOVENIA 2 1 0 1 40 25 15 0 0 4
SERBIA 3 1 0 2 46 90 -44 0 0 4

In this competition the teams are so even that every result is crucial. Both teams have played Serbia and Andorra, with both sides defeating one or the other.

Slovenia are without three of their foreign-based players, whilst Switzerland is missing one. Slovenia has the home advantage. The result should be close.

Previous Encounters
17.04.2004 Switzerland 21-18 in Geneva (ENC 2B)
10.05.2003 Drawn 23-23 in Ljubliana (ENC 2B)

Slovenia Last Five
23.11.2010 v Serbia W 33-3 in Ljubliana (ENC 2B)
09.10.2010 v Andorra L 7-22 in Andorra La Vela (ENC 2B)
23.05.2010 v Norway W 16-13 in Oslo (ENC 3B)
15.05.2010 v Denmark W 14-12 in Ljubliana (ENC 3B)
17.10.2009 v Austria L 13-15 in Ljubliana (ENC 3B)

Switzerland Last Five
19.03.2011 v Andorra W 21-9 in Nyon (ENC 2B)
20.11.2010 v Serbia L 15-18 in Belgrade (ENC 2B)
02.10.2010 v Armenia W 30-27 in Lausanne (ENC 2B)
08.05.2010 v Andorra L 0-10 in Andorra La Vela (ENC 3A)
22.11.2009 v Armenia W 18-0 in Yverdon (ENC 3A)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Europe Table-Switzerland 24th, Slovenia 27th

IRB Ranking Points
Switzerland 42.30, Slovenia 42.12

Prediction: Switzerland by 2 points



Slovenia Squad
Damjan Ahačič (RK Ljubljana)
Luka Arko (RK Ljubljana)
Boris Brezar (RAK Olimpija)
David Cerar (RK Bežigrad)
Luka Cerar (RAK Olimpija)
David Duh (RAK Olimpija)
Peter Gobec (RK Ljubljana)
Simon Gombač (RK Bežigrad)
Blaž Habjanič (RK Ljubljana)
Andrew Harrison (Foreign Club)
Tit Hočevar (Oxford Harlequins RFC, England)
Iztok Javornik (RK Ljubljana)
Goran Jelenčič (Beverley RUFC, England)
Damjan Jovič (RK Ljubljana)
Peter Kavčič (RK Ljubljana)
Matej Kos (RK Ljubljana)
Grega Kosanovič (RK Bežigrad)
Zarko Krsmanovič (RK Ljubljana)
Urban Magušar (RAK Olimpija)
Luka Miklič (RAK Olimpija)
Teo Mozetič (RK Ljubljana)
Aljaž Kralj Podobnik (RK Ljubljana)
Luka Potnik (RAK Olimpija)
Lovro Sambol (RK Bežigrad)
Jaka Sajevic (RK Ljubljana)
Nejc Sitar (RK Maribor)
Klemen Slavec (RK Bežigrad)
Klemen Šobak (RK Ljubljana)
Andrej Šubic (RK Ljubljana)
Mirt Suljič (Foreign Club)
Anže Troppan (RK Ljubljana)
Marko Udovč (RK Ljubljana)
Borut Završan (RAK Olimpija)
Pavle Žle (RK Bežigrad)
Head Coach: Žige Dobnikarja

Foreign-based players not selected
Alejandro Hostnik (Pucara, Argentina)
Martin Hostnik (Pucara, Argentina)
Dali Suljič (Foreign Club)


Switzerland Squad

Bruni Barthelemy (RC Nyon)
Schelte Betten (GC Zürich)
Josh Bjornson (GC Zürich)
Cyril Coulot (RC Yverdon)
Andreas Dahinden (RC Stade Lausanne)
Jacky Dervey (RC Stade Lausanne)
Nicolas Dimitri (RC Lormont, France)
Benjamin Fardout (RC Nyon)
Gabriel Fox (RC Fribourg)
Mathieu Guyou-Kreis (RCA Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Hanno Kung (GC Zürich)
Cyril Lafuye (U.S. Oyonnax, France)
Ismael Meyer (RC Stade Lausanne)
Ghislain Montiel (Peyrehorade, France)
David Mossière (Union Sigean Port-la-Nouvelle, France)
Jesse Nicholas (GC Zürich)
Steve Pascucci (RC Genève
Simon Perrod (U.S. Oyonnax Espoirs, France)
Aymeric Pont (RC Avusy)
Bryan Seale (RC Nyon)
Mathieu Schnell (RC bern(
Lukas Steiger (RC Bern)
Head Coach: Philip Filiatre

France-based player not selected
Cyril Lin (Lannemezan, France)

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