venue: Upezhtsiems Stadium, Riga
26th July 2009
Full Match Report
EUROPEAN BOWL GAME 2
Ukrainian Rugby League picked up its first ever silverware when they collected the European Bowl. Having defeated holders Latvia on Friday night, the Ukrainians thrashed Estonia - also in Riga - on Sunday, triumphing 86-0. They ran in 14 tries against the outgunned Estonians for whom hooker Aleks Janov was a stand out in defeat.
Second rower Michail Troyan was again in fine form after his impressive performance against the hosts. He finished with a hat trick, scoring the opening try after 36 seconds, as did winger Zakir Prisnyakov, Sergey Romanko kicking 11 goals. Prop Vladimir Lobanj was near unstoppable throughout as the Ukrainians played exhibition rugby at times.
Bashevsky Andrew, Kardakov Paul, Kozak Alexander, Sergey Kravchenko, Loban, Vladimir, Yurkin Igor, Markhal Oleg, Artur Martirosyan, Mashkin Vladimir, Pavel Petrovsky, Priznyakov Zakir, Romanko Sergey, Semerenko Dmitry. Subs: Skorbach Alexander, Smoliy Jury, Michael Troyan, Shevtsov, Igor