Some furor over the new "elite" division for the U18 Europeans as FIRA-AER have decided the Elite division will only contain the first four teams from the U18 6 Nations, the 5th and 6th place teams playing in "Division 1" which will also contain Romania, Georgia, Russia, Belgium, Germany and Portugal.
There is promotion and relegation in all divisions EXCEPT into the Elite division which will always be formed by 4 of the 6 6 Nation teams..
Top 4 6 Nations Teams from this seasons tournament
5th & 6th placed 6 Nations plus Romania, Georgia, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Portugal
We only have two serious warm-up matches left before the U18 Championships in April. When you have a winter break in a season it is difficult to know how you will stack up against others once the game starts. On Saturday we travel to Hungary for what we hope will be the dress rehearsal of the Division 3 final, with either Serbia of Hungary being promoted to Division 2. We will of course have some stiff competition to overcome to reach that stage, with a tricky first match against Moldova and if we win that, a match between the winner of Latvia v Austria. This should be a real good test and an indication of where the two sides stand. Our final warm-up match will be the following weekend against Arad from Romania who we narrowly beat last October.
England trailled Wales by 10 with five minutes to go, try by 13 (converted) brought England back it in, looked as though they blew it when they infringed on their own line out inside Wales 22 but in they dying seconds 14 scored under the posts to give England a very narrow hard fought victory 38-24 details here http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/live-6.htm next up, France v Ireland