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England’s Euro Euphoria

English fans will have partied well into the night in Bordeaux after the nation took out the prestigious Euro Cup titles for both the men’s and women’s competitions. It will be remembered as a landmark day for English Australian Rules football as the years of hard work behind the scenes and on the training tracks resulted in a memorable result for the nation.

A moment should be set aside for Irish teams, both the men’s Warriors and women’s Banshees going down in the finals to the England teams. They Irish were brave, but the results in each final showed the English a long way ahead on the scoreboards, suggesting luck had little to do with results.

Whilst the victors quite rightfully will enjoy their tournament and take away fond memories, some of the lesser lights also stood out in a tournament, which continued to bring great opportunity to participating nations.
In the men’s draw, the Czech Dragons enjoyed three wins, en-route to taking out the Euro Plate and the Austria Avalanches had two wins. The Russian Czars pulled off an important win to completely justify their place at the event and for the future proving they can compete at an international level. One of the best stories from the event as the Jerusalem Peace Lions seizing two victories for the event. In the women’s draw, the combined Wales/Denmark team secured a win to add joy to their respective emotions from the event.

The Welsh Red Dragons completed a useful day for the nation when they took out the Euro Bowl, whilst the Scottish Sirens took home the Women's Euro Bowl, doing Scotland proud.

The results (taken from AFL Europe in chronological order rather than pool order) were:

9.00am: (Men’s)
Germany 37 d Austria 0
Jerusalem Peace 26 d Switzerland 3
France 25 d Czech Republic 2
Croatia 40 d Russia 2

9.40am: (Women’s)
Scotland 19 d Wales/Denmark 2
England 44 d France 0
Ireland 140 d Croatia 0

10.20am: (Men’s)
England 15 d Wales 5
Ireland 79 d Scotland 8
Czech Republic 40 d Russia 3
France 26 d Croatia 22

11.00am: (Men’s)
Germany 60 d Jerusalem Peace 2
Austria 49 d Switzerland 3

11.00am: (Women’s)
France 8 d Wales/Denmark 0
England 47 d Scotland 7

11.40am: (Women’s)
Sweden 69 d Croatia 7

11.40am: (Men’s)
Netherlands 37 d Scotland 36
Wales 65 d Sweden 8

12.20pm: (Men’s)
France 33 d Russia 1
Croatia 54 d Czech Republic 6
Germany 56 d Switzerland 1
Austria 33 d Jerusalem Peace 20

1.00pm (Men’s)
Ireland 76 d Netherlands 2
England 104 d Sweden 19

1.00pm (Women’s)
France 31 d Scotland 15
England 60 d Wales/Denmark 0

1.40pm (Women’s)
Ireland 52 d Sweden 7

Placings after pool matches were:
A – German Eagles (1) Austrian Avalanches (2) Jerusalem Peace Lions (3) Swiss Mountain Cocks (4)

B – Irish Warriors (1) Netherlands Flying Dutchmen (2) Scottish Clansmen (3)

C – French Coqs (1) Croatian Knights (2) Czech Republic Dragons (3) Russian Czars (4)

D – England Dragonslayers (1) Welsh Red Dragons (2) Swedish Elks (3)

Women’s A – Irish Banshees (1) Swedish Ravens (2) Croatian Queens (3)

Women’s B – England Vixens (1) French Gaulouises (2) Scottish Sirens (3) Welsh Wyverns/Danish Valkeries (4)

2.30pm (Men’s)
Sweden 61 d Switzerland 15
Scotland 63 d Russia 5

2.30pm (Women’s)
Scotland 31 d Wales/Denmark 10

3.00pm (Men’s)
France 69 d Netherlands 10
Ireland 39 d Croatia 22
Germany 31 d Wales 15
England 89 d Austria 3

3.30pm (Men’s)
Scotland 33 d Jerusalem Peace 19
Czech Republic 45 d Sweden 14

3.30pm (Women’s)
Wales/Denmark 36 d Croatia 0

4.00pm (Women’s)
England 54 d Sweden 0
Ireland 63 d France 1

4.00pm (Men’s)
Wales 39 d Croatia 35
Netherlands 37 d Austria 13

4.30pm (Men’s)
England 42 d France 21
Ireland 40 d Germany 26
Jerusalem Peace 95 d Sweden 14
Russia 33 d Switzerland 19

5.00pm (Men’s)
Czech Republic 36 d Scotland 6
Croatia 45 d Austria 10

5.00pm (Women’s)
Sweden 34 d France 9
Scotland 40 d Croatia 13

6.00pm (Men’s)
Wales 61 d Netherlands 7
Germany 14 d France 11

Women’s Final: England Vixens 38 d Irish Banshees 14

Men’s Final: England Dragonslayers 58 d Irish Warriors 9

Clarification of Plate and Bowl winners to follow pending confirmation of results.

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England’s Euro Euphoria
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, October 10 2017 @ 11:49 pm ACDT

The stand out here for me is Wales. Pushed England, beat Croatia!

What's the state of the game there these days. Around 2013 they had an impressive 6 team league and competed at the Euro Cup in 2014, but I can't recall hearing much since then.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN