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Daniel Crabtree 2017 Universities World Cup

Daniel Crabtree 2017 Universities World Cup

Daniel Crabtree 2017 Universities World Cup

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Daniel plays for Wales Students which was formed by Dr Phil Melling in 1988. Many of the Wales Students internationals have gone on to play professionally and earn international honours.

What is the 2017 Universities World Cup?

The 2017 Universities world cup is the 9th time the international tournament has been held. The tournament features some of the best student rugby teams from around the world and this year is no exception. The matches this year were held in Western Sydney, Australia where reigning champions took on strong competition in Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland and the Pacific Islands in a 9 day tournament.

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Daniel Crab and Peter Mottershead

Farewell dinner

We had a fantastic evening at the farewell dinner where Daniel was joined by our CEO, Peter Mottershead


The result…

"We had a slow start to the competition as we were slow to get started against Scotland, we then played England who were last years 4 nations champions and gave them a good game but in the second half we suffered a red card which caused us to suffer the result."

"We then went on to play the Pacific islands and the intensity of the competition began to show as we had played 3 games in a week including a friendly before the Scotland game meaning injuries began to show and we fielded a weaker team and all of of subs took injuries in the game so we lost that game."

"This meant we did not progress through the group stages and had a play off for 5th place against Ireland where we showed that we should have done better in the competition and beat them comfortably."

 

Daniel Crabtree (Wales Students)