Manuel De Mascarenhas Gaivão (Manager U18 7s)
“First of all congratulations to Ireland for winning the competition which was very tight with the 6 top teams at a very close level.
A word to all of our 5 opponents during the competition for the good spirit throughout all the matches.
I am personally disappointed with the 5 defeats and corresponding 12th and last place in the competition. With the competition shrinking from 16 to 12 teams, we knew we were the underdogs but we wanted to change the fate that everyone expected. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’m particularly frustrated because I know how much effort the coach has put into it…
Better days will come… Many thanks for all the support messages”
Results of Pool games:
IRELAND 43-0 LUXEMBOURG
GEORGIA 29-10 LUXEMBOURG
RUSSIA 59-0 LUXEMBOURG
9th to 12th Ranking games:
POLAND 24-5 LUXEMBOURG
LITHUANIA 24-7 LUXEMBOURG
Lauréats & Classement:
C’est l’Irlande qui devient Championne D’Europe en battant l’Espagne 26-12 en Finale de la “Cup”.
Photo credits: © Yoorek Czapkowski