Ukraine 29 Sweden 8

28 Oct 2017
Pretty much as expected. A pretty poor Swedish team lost to a slightly better Ukrainian team. Plenty big runners in the Ukraine pack just too much for the Swedish defence. Swedish halfbacks, Robert P. and Rickard N. had not a bad game and Theo K. was always looking for work. Otherwise not a lot to cheer about. Seems as if no-one can kick a ball in the team either.

Lithuania were down 16 - 14 at halftime to Latvia, but they came away strongly with three tries in the second half to win 33 - 19. Group decider next week when Lithuania meet Ukraine. On today´s showing I would say Lithuania are the better allround team, but none of the five teams in the Conference are particularly impressive. If Sweden had taken the matches seriously they could well have won the Conference and been promoted.But Sweden as we know are building a team for the future, very, very slowly. Under the present regime one win in 23 games.

Author: HM Sr