Venue: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg
Luxembourg has a huge task ahead of it. Israel is a team who has won its last 16 rugby test matches and looks to be in a good position to be promoted to ENC 2A at the end of this season.
Luxembourg caused a surprise when they defeated Slovenia at home in May to progress through to the round 2 playoff.
I suspect that Israel will be too strong for the local team.
To cap things of the Rugby Web Ellis Cup will be present at this rugby test.
Photo thanks to the IRB
Last Five Encounters
01.05.2010 Israel 19-17 in Luxembourg (ENC 3C)
21.03.2009 Israel 30-0 in Netanya (WCQ Europe R1; ENC 3C)
03.05.2008 Israel 20-12 in Netanya (ENC 3C)
20.05.2007 Luxembourg 25-16 in Ceassange (ENC 3C)
29.10.2005 Luxembourg 19-3 in Cessange (ENC 3C)
Luxembourg Last Five P 5, W 4, L 1
04.05.2013 v Slovenia W 22-10 in Luxembourg (WCQ Europe R1 Playoff)
20.04.2013 v Greece W 20-7 in Luxembourg (WCQ Europe R1; ENC 2D)
13.04.2013 v Bosnia Herzegovina L 23-33 in Tesanj (WCQ Euro.R1; ENC 2D)
10.11.2012 v Norway W 15-8 in Luxembourg W 15-8 (WCQ Euro.R1; ENC 2D)
06.10.2012 v Finland W 16-14 in Helsinki (WCQ Europe R1; ENC 2D)
Israel Last Five P 5, W 5
20.04.2013 v Denmark W 46-3 in Netanya (WCQ Europe R2; ENC 2B)
06.04.2013 v Latvia W 17-15 in Netanya (WCQ Europe R2; ENC 2B)
27.10.2012 v Andorra W 26-5 in Andorra La Vela (WCQ Euro. R2; ENC 2B)
13.10.2012 v Serbia W 48-22 in Netanya (WCQ Europe R2; ENC 2B)02.06.2012 v Denmark W 15-0 in Netanya (ENC 2C)
Israel has won its last 16 rugby test matches.
GWC Rugby Rankings
Europe Table: Israel 24th, Luxembourg 31st
IRB Ranking Points
Israel 46.70, Luxembourg 35.07
Prediction: Israel by 30 points
Luxembourg squad not yet published.