Hugo was fortunate to have the opportunity to represent Germany at the recent European U18 Rugby Championships in Brittany.
The first fixture was against Luxembourg, who Germany despatched 67-5 with Hugo scoring two tries. The first 24 seconds in to the game! A great way to open your international try count!
The second fixture was against a big and proficient Netherlands team who were kept within one score until the final 10 minutes when the Netherlands managed to put some distance between themselves and the German team. The final score was 29-15. Despite this disappointment, Hugo gave a very good account of himself and was the German “Man of the Match”.
The final fixture against Romania was looking like a German win with a minute to go and the score 14-11 in Germany’s favour. Unfortunately a controversial penalty given away in a scrum 5 metres in front of their own posts by the Germans had the Romanians opting for a scum rather than take the easy points and a draw. Regrettably it was the right choice for them, and they came away the winners 18-14. Hugo had another cracking game, having earlier added another classic scrum half, blind side try to his tally.
A great experience for Hugo playing against such varied opposition and having the chance to see others such as Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the Czechs in action.