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J von Veh, J Rainvuori, Henrik Andersson
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A Lammi
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A Lammi
Drop Goals
T Finell
Sat 19 Sep 14:00 - League Full time

Warriors into the final


Warriors completed a 2nd successive last minute come from behind victory over JRC in semifinals

Warriors were against a very pumped up Jyväskyäl outfit who were clearly sticking to their guns and running hard, strong and straight from the kickoff.

First 40 minutes JRC were in control and had most of the possession. WRC looked threatening when they had the ball but were unable to finish their chances. JRC scored early points through their flyhalf's Teemu Elomaa's boot which Tumppi promptly replied with a dropped goal.

JRC got the first try after about 20 minute of play. Couple of successive penalties and JRC forwards forced their way over the line. Game was then 10-3 for the home team. JRC were able to stretch their lead to 13-3 after a well struck penalty from 30m out.

Few minutes before halftime WRC replied and booted a penalty over. 1st half ended 13-6.

Warriors started to get into the game in the second half but strong forward work aided by Warriors' penalty count meant that first points for second half were scored by JRC. Tap penalty near WRC line and JRC's Marko Vikstedt found a gap in the defensive line. Elomaa converted and game was suddenly 20-6. A proper hill to climb for the visitors.

Warriors then gained control of the game but were consistently their own worst enemy. Turning the ball over after gaining 50+ meters and getting into scoring position.

Some spark was needed and it was then provided by right wing Jochum von Veh, who charged down a JRC clearing kick, chased the ball down and scored WRC's first try of the game after 65 minutes of play.

From there on it was all WRC. Mistakes still almost ruined it for the black and gold team but in the end forwards managed to score 2 close range tries after multiple quick tap penalties and very Warriors-like open field play.

Final try on the final minute meant that regardless of the final conversion JRC had lost the game after a very valiant effort.

Warriors would like to thank the hosts for a nail biting rugby match. All the best for the off-season, you certainly did not let the final place go easy.

On to the finals then, a repeat from 2014 against local rivals HRC:

Key moments

Penalty JRC kicks a penalty for JRC
Drop Goal Tumppi Finell scores a drop goal for WRC
Try JRC scores for JRC
Conversion JRC kicks a conversion for JRC
Penalty Antti Lammi kicks a penalty for WRC
Penalty JRC kicks a penalty for JRC
Try JRC scores for JRC
Conversion JRC kicks a conversion for JRC
Try Jochum von Veh scores for WRC
Try Juha Rainvuori scores for WRC
Conversion Antti Lammi kicks a conversion for WRC
Try Henrik Andersson scores for WRC


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50:00 Try 18 - 6
JRC scores for JRC
50:00 Conversion 20 - 6
JRC kicks a conversion for JRC
End of period 1
25:00 Penalty 13 - 6
JRC kicks a penalty for JRC
15:00 Conversion 10 - 3
JRC kicks a conversion for JRC
15:00 Try 8 - 3
JRC scores for JRC
5:00 Penalty 3 - 0
JRC kicks a penalty for JRC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • JRC
  • WRC
  • 0
  • JRC Penalty 5:00'
  • Tumppi Finell Drop Goal 10:00'
  • JRC Try 15:00'
  • JRC Conversion 15:00'
  • Antti Lammi Penalty 20:00'
  • JRC Penalty 25:00'
  • JRC Try 50:00'
  • JRC Conversion 50:00'
  • Jochum von Veh Try 65:00'
  • Juha Rainvuori Try 73:00'
  • Antti Lammi Conversion 73:00'
  • Henrik Andersson Try 80:00'

Team selection

Valtia, Valtteri Valtia, Valtteri
von Veh, Jochum von Veh, Jochum
Hyytiäinen, Matias Hyytiäinen, Matias
Lammi, Antti Lammi, Antti
Sarkkinen, Nicholas Sarkkinen, Nicholas
Finell, Tumppi Finell, Tumppi
Wetterström, Jim Wetterström, Jim
Wuatai-Tariau, John Wuatai-Tariau, John
Vilén, Jaakko Vilén, Jaakko
Patola, Tuomas Patola, Tuomas
Keskinen, Jussi Keskinen, Jussi
Henrik Andersson Henrik Andersson
Gröndahl, Mikko Gröndahl, Mikko
Pappila, Antti Pappila, Antti
Rainvuori, Juha Rainvuori, Juha
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