Semifinal stages for U18s

6 May 2018
A few tougher games than expected and one major surprise so far.

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 7s. 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 its 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.

Author: HM Sr