Match of the Round
CEAFL Finals – Prague, Czech Republic
The final round of the CEAFL season is upon us and taking place in Prague tomorrow. Following two successful round-robin tournaments in Croatia and Austria the culmination of the CEAFL season will take place at the Rugby Club Petrovice, Prague 10.
The CEAFL ladder after 2 of 3 rounds:
- Zaprude Giants 30 points
- Styrian DownUnderdogs 20 points
- Sesvete Double Blues 20 points
- Velika Gorica Bombers 14 points
- Zagreb Dockers 12 points
- Zagreb Hawks 10 points
- Prague Dragons 8 points
- Ploce Eagles 6 points
After winning the first two tournaments the Zaprude Giants are in the box seat to take out the CEAFL premiership on Saturday. The combination of their skill and experience has proved pivotal in securing top spot on the ladder.
The Styrian DownUnderdogs were left reeling after being undefeated going into the final of round 2 where they went down to the all-conquering Giants. They’ll be looking to make amends after having a breakout season.
In their second year of existence, the Sesvete Double Blues are sitting equal second on the table and are quickly closing the gap between the middle and top tier of the competition. Don’t write them off for a push for the title.
In their first year as a club the VG Bombers are rapidly improving and show courage that is second-to-none. The only just missed out on beating table toppers, the Giants, in the previous tournament.
The two Zagreb sides will have a full complement of players to field sides at this tournament along with the Ploce Eagles. The three teams were absent from the Graz tournament but did provide a handful of players for the Prague Dragons.
The home side will be looking to stamp their authority on the CEAFL in the final round. Despite being out of contention they be hoping to finish season 2016 on the right note and they’ll prove a very difficult opponent on the Petrovice pitch.
There will be 7 teams competing at tomorrow’s season finale with a group of four and a group of three locking horns. The two groups look as follows:
- Prague Dragons
- Zagreb Cvjetno Dockers
- Styrian DownunderDogs
- Zagreb Hawks
- Zaprude Giants
- Sesvete Blues
- Velik Goric Bombers
Play is kicks off tomorrow at 9am with the final set for 3:30pm. The full schedule is as follows:
9am: Prague Dragons vs Zagreb Dockers
9:30am: Zaprude Giants vs Sesvete Blues
10am: Styrian DownunderDogs vs Zagreb Hawks
10:30am: VG Bombers vs Zaprude Giants
11am: Prague Dragons vs Styrian Downunderdogs
11:30am: Zagreb Dockers vs Zagreb Hawks
12pm: Sesvete Blues vs VG Bombers
12:30pm: Prague Dragons vs Zagreb Hawks
1pm: Zagreb Dockers vs Styrian DownunderDogs
2pm: First Semi-Final
2:30pm Second Semi-Final
3pm: Third Place Final
3:30pm: Grand Final
Anything could happen in tomorrow’s tournament. Best of luck to all teams and supporters.