were two teams yet to get off the mark in Group
A and they came face-to-face in the next game.
Abertawe All Blacks would take on Hutchy's Heroes.
was going to be a tough one to call – Hutchy's
Heroes hadn't scored whereas Abertawe All Blacks
had but on the flip side the All Blacks defence
had proved more porous. It would be interesting
to see how this one would play out.
was Hutchy's Heroes who drew first blood through
Phil Shrubshall and in these type of games it
can be crucial. If you are on the receiving
end and results haven't gone your way it is
easy for heads to go down. If you've scored
that opening goal though it can give you a huge
boost – in the game and the whole tournament.
Heroes went on to make it 2-0 through Rob Pickstone
and at half-time they were sitting comfortably.
There was to be no addition to the score and
Hutchy's Heroes had their first win on the board.
The league table looked much better for them.