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Old order changeth

31 Mar 2015
Sensational outcomes in the U18 European Elite group. Five of the eight teams failed to score a try in the semis, there were two penalty shoot-outs, and when the smoke cleared it was a final on Saturday between France and Georgia, third place between England and Italy, fifth place Portugal and Wales and 7th place Scotland and Ireland.

Fantasy meets reality

30 Mar 2015
The Union has for some time reported an unbroken series of triumphs on all fronts. Suddenly the reporting dries up when faced with reality, such as last weekend.
For the record:

U 18 girls VII won 1 game out of five
U 18 boys XV lost 72 - 0 to Russia in European Championship
Men XV lost 71 - 10 to Belgium in European Championship

When can we read reports, analysis, discussion on the Union home page?

Exiles not quite in top gear

26 Mar 2015

Exiles finished just below their seeding when they went out in the semi of the bowl tournament, losing 17 12 to combined team OSOB containing a number of prominent Samoans and Tongans. Earlier Exiles made heavy weather of beating,10 5, a relatively modest combined side The Devils Advocates. What probably decided the game against OSOB was the weaker forwards with Troy Flavell, Rhys Allen, Adam Balding and Oskar Lechner all injured. Among other things two key lineouts were missed. It was interesting to hear Dan Parks, former Scottish stand-off, who had played well against us on the Wednesday commenting on our OSOB game during streaming.

Good first day in Hong Kong

25 Mar 2015
Could have been better, but still a pretty good performance. Apparently all of the matches could be seen on the net in Sweden. All the referees a bit quick to blow their whistle and hand out yellow cards for trivialities (3 min.)

Two narrow losses and a tight win

25 Mar 2015
After narrow losses of 10-7 to Scottish Exiles and then 12-0 to powerhouse Samurai International, the Exiles bounced back to beat Natixis HKFC after tries by Ian Gowland, two by Neill Erasmus, Oriol Ripol and Matt Mitchell. Some beautiful interplay combined with smart heads-up rugby led to the win.