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Kalev Rugby Club
WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
Tries
A Pappila, Ben Anderson, J Wuatai-Tariau, J Rainvuori
Conversions
K Korhonen (2)
Penalties
K Korhonen
Sat 29 Jun 12:00 - League Full time

Warriors Win Fierce Clash in Estonian Countryside

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Warriors secure second win of the season against Kalev Rugby Club

For their second game of the season, Warriors Rugby Club travelled to Estonia for a clash against Kalev Rugby Club. Last season Warriors were the only travelling team to come back with victory, and this year their only intention was to repeat last year's result. Since Kalev Stadium was not available due to the Tallinn Song and Dance Festival, the clash took place outside of Tallinn in the idyllic countryside town of Kernu. Warriors would like to thank Kalev for organising the logistics to and from the venue for the visitors.

The travellers had a slow start and conceded two tries to the hosts. Still, Warriors did not bow their heads but kept fighting using effective pods with the forwards and well-executed back moves. The score was evenly tied until late in the second half when Warriors finally broke the dam and cruised to victory after hosts were given a yellow card.

"We were struggling early in the game. Kalev played well and exploited our poor start. Obviously having a poor start to the game is worrying but we were able to turn the game around and played quite well later in the game. And to walk away with a bonus-point win is a great result," explains Warriors captain Thomas Finell after the match.

"We still have a lot to do in order to play at a level we want to be at, but we are getting there. A big positive for us is also the squad size for this year, which makes the competition for game time quite tough," continues Finell.

The game ended with a bonus-point win to Warriors with 15-26 being the final score. Warriors will face Championship newcomers Turku Rugby Club next Saturday.

Key moments

26:00
Try Antti Pappila scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
60:00
Try Ben Anderson scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
61:00
Conversion Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
65:00
Try John Wuatai-Tariau scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
66:00
Penalty Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
79:00
Try Juha Rainvuori scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
80:00
Conversion Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
79:00 Try 0 - 25
Juha Rainvuori scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
66:00 Penalty 0 - 20
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a penalty for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
65:00 Try 0 - 17
John Wuatai-Tariau scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
61:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Kasperi Korhonen kicks a conversion for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
60:00 Try 0 - 10
Ben Anderson scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
End of period 1
26:00 Try 0 - 5
Antti Pappila scores for WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kalev Rugby Club
  • WARRIORS RUGBY CLUB - Helsinki
  • 0
  • Antti Pappila Try 26:00'
  • Ben Anderson Try 60:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Conversion 61:00'
  • John Wuatai-Tariau Try 65:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Penalty 66:00'
  • Juha Rainvuori Try 79:00'
  • Kasperi Korhonen Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Viljakainen, Samu Ismo Olavi Viljakainen, Samu Ismo Olavi
Natanni, Francesco Natanni, Francesco
Korhonen, Kasperi Korhonen, Kasperi
Hyytiäinen, Matias Hyytiäinen, Matias
von Veh, Jochum von Veh, Jochum
Finell, Tumppi Finell, Tumppi
Gilbert, Timothy Gilbert, Timothy
Wuatai-Tariau, John Wuatai-Tariau, John
Ben Anderson Ben Anderson
Eskola, Kosti Eskola, Kosti
Vironen, Aleksi Vironen, Aleksi
Henrik Andersson Henrik Andersson
Sinitalo-Nunes, Akseli Sinitalo-Nunes, Akseli
Pappila, Antti Pappila, Antti
Rainvuori, Juha Rainvuori, Juha

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