Sweden now moves on to round 2 of the European 1B Championship. In September Sweden lost 29 – 17 to Poland in Warsaw. In the two year series with six countries, comprising five home and five away games, Sweden would have to win a minimum of three games to have a chance of staying in this prestige group beyond 2016. We have the players to do so, but at present we do not have the infrastructure to win anything. Sweden were completely unprepared and close to giving a walkover against Poland, but those who did finally turn out put up a better show than could reasonably have been expected. Our pack was not international class but our backs had the beating of Poland.