Emerging Nations Day 3 Review

7th October 2018, 12:41


Emerging Nations Day 3 Review

The Pool stages are now complete after Day 3 had to be moved at very short notice, due to flooding, from Cabramatta to Kellyvile Ridge and a magnificent new facility, thanks to the support of Blacktown Council.

In Pool A we saw Philippines challenge Niue but come up short to allow the Pacific Island nation to top the group on points difference, the game finished 24 - 12

In Pool B it was a similar outcome. Greece held off a strong running, hard tackling Vanuatu team. The score ran out to 38 - 0 but was a much closer competition than is suggested by the numbers. The game was held up for significant portions due to two serious injuries, one to each side, sustained in the fisrt 20 minutes.

In Pool C, Poland continue to grow in stregth and confidence. They ran out 58 - 6 winners against Japan. One of the biggest roars of the day was reserved for the Japanese as they scored their first try in the competition courtesy of Futoshi Karino.

Finally, in the same Pool, Hong Kong put up stern resistance to the Soloman Islands but were unable to overcome them. The Solomans took the game 32 -12 to finish third in the group.

So the Semi finalls of the Championship on Wednesday will see:

Niue v Hungary 

Greece v Malta

The Play offs in the Trophy are:

Philippines v Turkey

Vanuatu v Poland

The Bowl competition now continues on Tuesday as Solman Islands face Japan