FROM PRAGUE TO PORT VILA, IT’S GAME ON!
OUR INTERNATIONAL SEASON GOT UNDERWAY RECENTLY
in locations as diverse as Bray, Ireland; Prague, Czech Republic; Tokyo, Japan; and Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Vanuatu overcame the Solomon Islands 24-15 in a game that was highly anticipated after a cyclone caused the cancellation of last year’s international in the country.
In Llanelli, Wales, the home side thumped Serbia 50-0, while Russia ran out 40-6 victors against Spain in Moscow.
In Bray, the home side won 56-10. But it was only in the dying stages that Ireland ran away with the match, having led 22-4 at half-time and 34-10 with 18 minutes to play.
Greece have had a tough year domestically, with the country expelled from the European Federation for a number of administrative irregularities.
But they have shown their fighting qualities with a successful visit to the Japanese capital, winning 74-0.
The game was played on an artificial surface in front of a vocal crowd of a couple of hundred. Australia-based players now proceed to Athens for a number of rugby league events.
In Prague, the Czechs fell to the Ukraine, 64-12. The Ukraine won the earlier match 46-6, meaning they’ll be the side to progress in the World Cup qualifiers.