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European Development Tri-Nations - Match Two
ESTONIA 24 GERMANY 38 ? Tallinn
Germany followed up their narrow victory against Austria with a second Tri-Nations success in Tallinn, their greater all round experience and skill level just proving to be too much for their valiant hosts.
New German Director of Rugby, Anthony Seibold proved to be the star; the former Canberra Raider, London Bronco and current Celtic Crusaders conditioner claiming a hat trick on his international debut.
Germany led 18-14 at the break, Leeds Akkies Markus Keinhorst crossing for a try while Paul Berngruber ? whose brother Leo also played ? was outstanding.
For the young Estonians, two-try skipper Patrick Mottus was their best; prop Anton Sevastjanov producing a devastating run for the final touchdown of a hugely entertaining contest.
ESTONIA 5 Tries, Mottus (29, 31) Askileiskiiri (36), Rohtla (70), Sevastjanov (80) 2 Conv. Mottus
GERMANY 8 Tries, M. Keinhorst (3, 22, 47), Seibold (8, 62, 67), K. Keinhorst (34), Jansen (55) 3 Conv M. Keinhorst
Half Time 14 - 18
Men Of Match Petrik Mottus ? Estonia Paul Bergruber ? Germany
Ref. B. Araud (France) Att 548
ESTONIA 17 Dimitri Myskiu 16 Allan Askileiskiiri 12 Leonti Fjodorov 7 Meelis Kalames 11 Timo Aleste 13 Dimitri Tahasiitsur 2 Janek Jarve 1 Iaari Ermel 3 Anto Sevastjanov 4 Rain Kurg 6 Kullar Veersalu 9 Marti erma 15 Petrik Mottus - C Subs 8 Tajo Kottean 14 Aivar Lohmus 5 Mart Korgesaar 10 Tanel Rohtla
GERMANY 1 Paul Berngruber 2 Nikolaus Keinhorst 3 Markus Keinhorst 4 Khristian Keinhorst 5 Andreas Kettner 6 Anthony Seibold 7 Leo Berngruber - C 8 Danny Stocks 9 Isaac Freudenstein 10 Andreas Brunnauer 11 Uwe Jansen 12 Lee Grime 13 Simon Cooper