Score : Cyprus 39 – Greece 3
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A match report follows…
If you had asked anyone what the score would be before Saturday afternoon’s match between Cyprus and Greece, no one would have guessed the score line of Cyprus 39 – Greece 3 . For those that went to watch, they were definitely in for a surprise, Cyprus came out much stronger and a lot more determined than any one would have thought and especially after they had not trained for long as a team The link up play between everyone was excellent, playing in their first competitive match as an identified country in the FIRA and in front of their own fans the Cypriots broke through the Greek defence and scored a try in the opening 10 minutes. From there on the Cypriots seemed to gain confidence and tore the Greek defence to shreds breaking through them on a number of occasions throughout the game. If it was not for some handling errors from the Cypriots the game could have been won by an even bigger margin.
The Man of the Match Award went to No. 8, the Captain of Cyprus team. The Cypriots were fortunate enough to get Cypriot players from England and South Africa to bolster their squad. The game was watched by approximately a thousand keen supporters as the island’s interest in the sport increases rapidly.
The earlier game saw Paphos Tigers beat the Limassol Crusaders in an U17 match, the final score in this match was Paphos Tigers 12 – Limassol Crusaders 5.