Team selected for Switzerland-Israel
It was a crucial victory on Saturday, October 24th in the Czech Republic for the Swiss Men’s National team, with a score of 20 to 14.
(2 tries by S. HIRSCH and HEINRICH, 2 conversions and 2 penalty kicks by PERROD)
Against the Czech Republic, favourites of pool 2A of the European Nations Cup, The Helvetics managed a truly great feat. It was sweet revenge for the only defeat on home soil in the last 3 years for Switzerland. Taking the pitch against a very athletic opponent, the players were heroic in their defence and managed to play a running game, which destabilized the Czech team.
This splendid performance gives the Edelweiss the right to dream of a rise to division 1B!
Three matches remain to obtain this holy grail, which would give further proof of a great development, and rise through the Rugby World Rankings (IRB).
The next step will be taken on November 14th against Israel in Avusy.
It is important to underline that no less than 11 players on the match sheet in Vyskov (CZE) on the day of the victory play in the Swiss Championship. This gives further proof of the excellence of player development in Swiss Rugby (note that two players Gaetan HIRSCH ad Benjamin MORITZ were even part of the Swiss U20 Team which was recently crowned European Champion in its age category in August 2015).
All fans and friends of Swiss Rugby shouldn’t miss the appointment for Suisse Rugby Day on Saturday, November 14th in Avusy (Kick-off at 15:00).
As curtain-raiser you can see the future hopefuls of Suisse rugby: Suisse A v U20.
Find below the list of players selected for the Switzerland-Israel Game.