Great day of rugby!
14 guys, 2 extra from Tampere. Final score was 39-10.
Man of the game was Veli Linnossuo who put some awesome tackles and great runs on the wing. Having two generations of Linnossuo on the pitch meant Olli was on fire, even scored a try.
Ville Vikman had his first game of rugby and I couldn't tell the difference between him and an experienced prop. Huge performance as well. Emmanuel steered the scrum like a boss with rock solid Kari on the other side.
Iivari kept saying he was tired but he was everywhere. Ofa on the 2nd row made a real difference. Pumping his legs at every impact and scoring a lot. The other team had no other option but to catch his dread locks! (and get a card for that).
Nic Craig tackled everything that moved and put huge pressure on the scrum-half in the line-outs. Niklas was the team captain and he's learning to be a better bitch! Great leadership and very reliable!
Dario played fly-half for the first time since a long time and did a fantastic job. Looping with the centres and creating danger every time the backs had the ball. Mikael along with Anthony Baxter from Tampere took care of the centre. It was a real pleasure to see the ball actually going from 10 to the winger, in style and all the way to the score line. The other winger was Peter. Excellent support of the centres and some great runs as well. Anton was the full back! Great speed. Anton even decided to go for a 6 on 1... foolish you would say, but he went through to offer another great try!
So an excellent day of rugby with a great variety in the way to score tries. Let's do it again against Oulu!
Match report by Marc Olivier-Meunier