venue: Hoek Van Holland
29th April 2005
Full Match Report
2005 EUROPEAN CUP QUALIFIER
Netherlands and Georgia kicked off what will be the biggest European Cup in rugby league history, with nine nations competing over 10 matches and seven months. The Georgians were able to draw on some elite rugby union players and built a 14-6 halftime lead.
The home side weren't able to get any closer and conceded five second half tries in front of a small crowd in Hoek Van Holland.
NETHERLANDS (20-MAN SQUAD)
Joel Barret, Xander Wijnhoorst, Stevan Rhodes, Aaron de Jager, Kees Foxton, James Barkley, Jorik Moree, Mike Guyt, Dirk Schutt, Raymond den Englesman, Martijn Jonkers, Ronald van der Broek, Daan Kloppenburg, Mark van Schiek, Tim Weerman, Rudy Stanford Smyth, Bernie Holstein, Duncan van Dam, Julien Treu, Johnny Qua