Lithuania came away strongly in the second half in their only game so far against Latvia, ending up with a 5 – 1 try count. Ukraine had an unconvincing win against Sweden, although they still got a bonus point in the 4 – 1 try count.
Ukraine are not the team they were, for a number of obvious reasons. As far as I can see they fielded an all domestic team against Sweden with 10 – 11 of them from Olymp Kharkiv and the rest from Odessa, but there were conflicting team lists. There are reported to be changes for today´s game, but once again unclear.
Lithuania are a better organised team and have much sharper backs, while Ukraine still has a powerful pack. Conditions are said to be dry and I would take Lithuania to win narrowly although it should be a fight to the death. Watch the game on Rugby Europé TV, it could be entertaining.