Germany 46, Ukraine 22 in Berlin (WCQ Europe R4; ENC 1B)
Sweden 54, Moldova 6 in Stockholm (WCQ Europe R4; ENC 1B)
Brazil 35, Paraguay 22 in Sao Paulo (CONSUR A/B Promotion-Relegation)
Croatia 20, Malta 19 in Makarska (WCQ Europe R3; ENC 2A)
Israel 26, Andorra 5 in Andorra La Vela (WCQ Europe R2; ENC 2B)
Serbia 39, Latvia 21 in Belgrade (WCQ Europe R2; ENC 2B)
Slovenia 8, Hungary 7 in Ljubliana (WCQ Europe R1; ENC 2C
Briefly and with comments
Big win for Germany
Ukraine were without two key players who were denied entry into Germany with visa issues.
‘07 - 00 : 08' : TRY DE Armstrong + CONV Parkinson
14 - 00 : 16' : TRY DE Brenner + CONV Parkinson
22 mins yellow card against UA #5
21 - 00 : 24' : TRY DE Wilheim + CONV Parkinson
21 - 07 : 28' : TRY UA + CONV
34 mins a 2nd yellow card against Ukraine
24 - 07 : 37' : PEN DE Parkinson
24 - 14 : 40' : TRY UA + CONV
24 - 21 : 47' : TRY UA + CONV
27 - 21 : 52' : PEN DE
34 - 21 : 58' : TRY DE Simm + CONV. * BP Try
34 - 28 : 63' : TRY UA + CONV. * Also BP try
41 - 28 : 71' : TRY DE + CONV
46 - 28 : 80. : TRY DE’
‘Germany: 6 tries, 5 conversions, 2 penalties
Ukraine: 4 tries, 4 conversions; 2 yellow cards
Attendance given as approx 1 200.’
Thanks to ‘Quentin’ at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4173&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=15
Sweden walked all over Moldova 54-6 in a shock result.
‘…Granted Moldova had a weakened team but that's a truly shocking result and you have to wonder if heads will roll after that.
Well done Sweden, who can't have expected this result in their wildest dreams!
Sweden: 7 tries, 5 conversions, 3 penalties
Moldova: 2 penalties’
‘Difficult weather conditions, snow ...’
Thanks to ‘Quentin’ and FIRA-AER Admin. at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4175
‘Brasil 35-22 Paraguay (HT 19-10)
T 5-0, TC 12-0, P 12-3, TC 19-3, TC 19-10
T 19-15, TC 26-15, P 29-15, P 32-15, TC 32-22, P 35-22
Brasil : 4 tries, 3 conversions & 3 penalties. Paraguay : 3 tries, 2 conversions & 1 penalty.’
Thanks to ‘serge’ at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4180
Croatia 20, Malta 19
’Strong winds and rain...at least the Kiwi guys should be used to that’
‘After 25 mins: Croatia 7 - 6 Malta ( http://www.facebook.com/MaltaRFU )
After 38 mins: Croatia 10 - 6 Malta
HALFTIME: Croatia 13 - 6 Malta
About 47 mins: Croatia 13 - 11 Malta
About 51 mins: Croatia 20 - 14 Malta or maybe 20 -13!
Latest: Croatia 20 - 19 Malta ( must be the near last few minutes )
Final score: Croatia 20 - 19 Malta from http://www.facebook.com/MaltaRFU
Defensive BP for Malta’
‘haha, i dont think the rain and strong southerly helped our Kiwi boys much.......if anything, the Maltese made more breaks and in all honesty, should have won the game....
Burazin was yellow carded in the second half, Malta dominated but full credit to the Croatian defence.....got us out of jail a fair few times...Maltese fullback James O Brien went off with a knee injury and that proved to be the difference in the end....he slotted home 2 penalty kicks to make it 6-0 early in the 1st half.....second kick was from further out and was a great effort considering the strong southerly blowing and muddy pitch.....Malta scored a try towards the end but the conversion was missed......A shocking miss from right beside the posts......if converted, they would have had grabbed the lead and most probably won......in the final minute, a great crunching tackle by Jai Ayoub on a maltese attacker close to our line forced a knock on and the game was over....
overall, a tough, great game of rugby in difficult conditions.....both sides threw everything at eachother....Jai Ayoub was a standout again...great kicking, put through a grubber for Jurisic to fly in and grab a try....malta scored a similar try also from a grubber close to the line.......Jurisic was great as usual and Tonci Buzov put in a great captains knock.....the big fella even picked up and intercept and ran from halfway to score a try.....
Maltas forwards were strong and they have some really good ball playing forwards.....
In the end, happy Croatia got the points!!!
Thanks to ‘Yamaha Kiwi, Quentin and HVR rugby’ at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4176
Israel 26, Andorra 5
I was surprised by the extent of Israel’s win especially playing away. This team is new to ENC 2B and look to be going places.
‘34' min ISR 7-5 AND
50' min ISR 14-5 AND
59' min ISR 21-5 AND
76' min ISR 26-5 AND’
‘So a BP win for Israel who are clear at the top of 2B with two wins from 2 and the only team in 2B with 100% record’.
‘Game sheet delayed due to weather conditions excepted in Andorra, Commissioner want to go out the possible snow trap in Andorra. Hope to put on line the game sheet in a couple of hour.’
Weather conditions a bit grim in Europe?
Thanks to ‘Quentin’, ‘rugbyas’ and FIRA-AER admin.at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4179&p=52189#p52189
Serbia 39, Latvia 21
Review here in Serbian http://drugby.wordpress.com/
Slovenia 8, Hungary 7
‘Difficult conditions in Slovenia, 10cm water on field’
Thanks to FIRA-ER Admin. at http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/forum2007/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4178