The German national rugby team has missed a historic opportunity: In the qualifying tournament (Repechage) in Marseille, the "Black Eagles" in their second match to Canada favorites bow at 10:29 (7:10) and also have no computing opportunities, the World Cup to reach final round in Japan. The Rugby Union World Cup has been held every four years since 1987, and Germany has never qualified for the tournament.
Head coach Mike Ford's team continues to show strong performance and is not impressed by offensive pressure from Canada, which is considered the strongest team in the tournament. So Dash Barber succeeded after half an hour on the first push from Germany in the opposite half of the first attempt. Overall, but eight times the Canadian World Cup participants in action, eight minutes before the end of the favorites put pre-determined efforts to 27:10.
"Not our best game"
"We certainly did not play our best game, which was a little disappointing at the time," said Ford, "but the children have given everything, and you cannot ask for more as a coach, I am proud of people, but I also say congratulations to Canada for a worthy victory. "
Last week, Germany won against Hong Kong to open the 26: 9 tournament, on November 23, the last – but after the defeat against Canada meant a group match against Kenya instead. Only Hong Kong, which scored its first win 42/17 (7:12) against Kenya on Matchday 2, could be a threat to Canada in a direct duel.
The winner of the event Four Nations can compete in Group B next year (September 20 to November 2) at the World Cup in Japan – against the legendary "All Blacks" of New Zealand and the two World Cups of South Africa, among others.