Israel rallies to beat Hungary
Israel’s national rugby team claimed its 12th consecutive win
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
October 31, 2010 05:43
Israel’s national rugby team.
(photo credit: Roey Kamiel)
Israel’s national rugby team claimed its 12th
consecutive win yesterday afternoon, defeating Hungary 23-14 at the Wingate
Institute in Netanya to get its European Nations Cup campaign off to a
The blue-and-white, who advanced to the FIRA-AER Division 3B
for the first time in its history in April, trailed 11-10 at the break, but
fought back in the second half to record an impressive victory over the
superiorly ranked Hungarians (No. 67 in the International Rugby Board rankings).
Israel (74th in the world) hosts Austria in its next game on April 9, 2011, and
will also face Denmark and Norway in Group 2C of the Nations Cup.