Saturday 12 October 2013 – 3.00pm
Stadium Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 3 #1
Just a quick one, as I’m waiting for wor lass’s brother-in-law to come round and help me put a curtain pole up, then we’re off to their gaff for tea.
So the first game of the season in Europe was a bit more of a slog than we had probably expected, and it was only thanks to Tom Catterick’s injury time penalty that the Falcons avoided a big upset over in Romania.
Following the game on Twitter thanks to Smithy Jr and the Falcons, it seems that the Wolves played quite well and certainly we would have hoped for a bonus point, but it didn’t happen. Never mind, the win is the most important thing and we’ve only lost one point. Well, we’ve gained four really, we had none at the start of the day.
We’ll see what the reports are like, and the opinions of travelling fans, but Brive will be a tough nut next week so we will need to play well there. Presumably a few more first team regulars will be around in France, not just with that game in mind but to get people going for London Irish in the Premiership the following week.
But Bucharest might well give Brive a decent challenge too in December, their team today had 700 caps-plus apparently, and they did beat Agen last season, so they are no mugs, despite some fans apparently feeling a defeat would have been quite embarrassing today.
Well, we got a win and that’s enough for now I reckon, and hopefully no bad injuries.
Off to do some DIY now – it’s Saturday after all – but tomorrow it’s a flight to France and a week in the Dordogne before Brive next weekend! Can’t wait.
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