Germany produced the shock of the day at the opening day of the inaugural Oktoberfest7s, snatching victory against rugby union giants, England.
MUNICH — (MunichNOW Sports) — Germany produced the shock of the day at the opening day of the inaugural Oktoberfest7s, snatching victory against rugby union giants, England.
A comfortable win over Uganda ensured Germany finished top of pool B,. England had to settle for 3rd place behind Argentina, despite narrowly defeating the South Americans in the group’s final game. All three sides progress to the quarter finals, with England sneaking through as the best 3rd place side.
The most anticipated game of the day saw Olympic champions, and tournament favourites, Fiji, face the might of Australia. Fiji got off to the perfect start, scoring almost immediately, and consolidated their lead soon after. However, once Australia found a way through the powerful defence of the Pacific islanders, they proceeded to score four unanswered tries.
Despite the defeat, Fiji are still safely in to the quarter finals having already dispatched Chile and Ireland, the latter of which will join them as second best 3rd place side. In the other of the three groups, South Africa swept past a stylish French side to make it a clean sweep, having seen off Portugal and Spain. France will join South Africa in the quarter-finals.
Tickets Still Available for Saturday
It’s not too late to grab yourself a ticket to the second day of action, which will see some huge clashes in the last 8. England will have a chance to exact revenge on the hosts, Germany, in the most eye-catching of the quarter-final clashes. Argentina will take on the Fijians, whose conquerors Australia are up against France, while South Africa face Ireland.
The first game kicks off at 1pm. There is entertainment on show throughout the day, making it the perfect way to spend your Saturday afternoon with the family. For more details, check out the Oktoberfest7s official website.
To find out if they succeed, grab yourself a ticket from http://tickets.oktoberfest7s.com/en/. The tournament is sure to thrill old and new fans alike, and will be the perfect complement to the festival atmosphere in Munich throughout Oktoberfest.