The Croatian rugby team has gone down to Switzerland at home in Split in their European Nations Cup 2A encounter on Saturday. The Milan Yelavich coached side started well but a strong Swiss side capitalised on some early Croatian mistakes to take a 18:11 lead into halftime. Croatia failed to score in the second half thanks to some strong Swiss defence. Croatia now faces Malta next Saturday.
CROATIA – SWITZERLAND 11:26 (11:18)
Split – Stari Plac
Croatia: Miljak, Čulić, Borozan, Perlain, Jurčević, Dumančić, Lučić, Buzov, Bunić, Newton (6), Oxenham, Burazin, Jurišić, Šuta (5), Lerotić, Brečić, Udovičić, Popović, Buljac, Tvrdić, Grčić, Rešetar, Mijić.
Switzerland: Schaerer, Lucon (5), Ramey, Serex, N. Guyou, Wullschleger (5), Coulot (5), Lin, Perrod (11), Camps, S. Hirsch, M. Guyou, Doy, Baudoin, Gery, Lafuye, Jaquier, Debarge, Kung, Bernath-Yendt, G. Hirsch, Maitre, Escoffier.