Swedish 7 has decent first day

5 May 2018
As expected the competition proved very tough in the invitation tournament in Ireland. Sweden started off badly losing 38 12 to the Welsh touring team Oleron Ponty Butchers, then lost narrowly to Speranza by 21 19 and finally surprised the all-conquering Waterboys 26 19.

Other results were Waterboys 19 - Speranza 15, Waterboys 29 Oleron 19, Speranza 49 Oleron 0. This would seem to put Sweden in the lower half of the 16 team tournament but they have already shown that they can compete at a reasonable level. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Author: HM Sr