Who do they play tomorrow?Iona defeated Padua 22/17. Certainly not a convincing win with both teams showing glimpses of their strengths with Iona having slicker backs and Padua the dominant pack size. Both teams seemed to be using the match as a trial with players being swapped around. Will be interesting to see how both of these teams progress tomorrow.
In case it wasn’t clear congrats to Lauries on a well deserved win. At the same time my point is valid; Iona ended up playing with 3 forwards on the backs and ten of the initial 25 squad injured. Several of these are serious and will test the depth of talent. If you were there you would have seen the decimated team and this will have a season changing impact. It will be great if Lauries can continue the improvement from the appalling state of their recent rugby and hopefully get their old boys back into a positive frame of mind. For Rugby to be strong Lauries has to come back from the wilderness and irrespective of the Iona injuries the result was a good one. Let’s hope Lauries can do it when it matters and do well in the AIC championship.Nothing like an Iona supporter,claiming the major injury card in the pre season...going to be a long season.