In the top half Ireland had to work hard to beat an excellent Portugal 24 – 17 and then Germany surpassed themselves by beating GB 21 – 10. As with the girls last week, GB had big strong runners but not much idea about 7´s. The remaining Quarters went as expected with Spain and France comfortably beating Italy and Georgia respectively. So its Ireland vs Germany and Spain vs France , with France probably the pick of the bunch.
In the lower half Russia hamered Luxemburg while Belgium were too fast for an improving Ukraine. Poland strolled past Sweden 29 – 0, while Lithuania had a desperate struggle to beat Romania in extra time. In the bottom four it´s Sweden vs Romania and Luxemburg meeting the Ukraine. Sweden probably meeting Luxemburg for bottom place. Luxemburg with four tries so far and Sweden alone on zero points.