The young players from Spain recently travelled to Holland to take part in the European Cross Border U17 championship.
The competition was played in The Hague with teams from Switzerland, Holland, Czech Republic and of course Spain.
The first round matches were very one sided with Spain beating Switzerland 104-0. Holland continued in similar form by beating Czech Republic 94-0. The final was expected to be a much closer game and many believed that the strong Dutch team Spain U17 win European Cross Border would prevail. The game was very tight however the larger more powerful forwards from Spain started to breakdown the solid Dutch defence and help the Spanish youngsters win 22-14.
Marbella Rugby club again provided two players, Christian King and Ryan Jones. Ryan a powerful second row scored the opening try in the first match to set the tone. Christian scored the important try in the final to put the Spanish team in the lead.