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Warriors RC v Helsinki RC

7 - 20


31/01/2015 | Vaasa | Men 7s | Referee: ?

Team line up

1 Benjamin Mangel
2 Ross Mullen
3 Marek Goldstein
Reserves
8 Iivari Komsi
9 Paul Kernick
10 Joonas Nevakivi
11 Anton Nevalainen

Coach
Richard Hennessy


 
4 Mikko Moilanen (c)
 
 
5 Thibault Deprez
 
 
6 Paavo Honkanen
 
7 Niilo Kivistö
 
                       

Scorers

Tries: Marek Goldstein (2), Benjamin Mangel, Joonas Nevakivi.
Conversions: Thibault Deprez (0/4).
Player of the day:
Notes: Semi Final

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Match report

Long bus trip took us to Vaasa in the middle of a cold winter... went there with only 11 players as there were some last minute dropouts.

A very international squad featuring Thibault and Ben from france, Tchech Marex, Roo from Ireland and a few finns as well.

We got a first win against Linna 15-0 playing a very XV style game, that took a lot of energy. Went to the next game feeling too proud and Vaasa brought us back to earth by beating us 28-12 (21-0).

With our backs against the wall and no room for losses anymore, we got together, worked things out and went through our patterns. From there on it was a showcase beating physical Tampere 26-12, our hate/love enemy Warrioirs 7-20 in the semis.

For the final we knew there was a lot at stake because we were facing Porvoo and we needed to win to keep our championship hopes alive. Porvoo started strong and went up 7-0. But we got it together and played 7's style the rest of the way and cruised to a 42-7 easy win. The gametime was shortened from 2x10min to a 7min second half, becuse Porvoo realised at halftime game was over.


Match report by Mikko Moilanen