Maslanka (M) Maslanka (S) - 3 Kowalski Werstack
Mykietyn Werstack - 3
Poland V Hungary
28.09.2018 Norford Park, Chesterhill, NSW, Australia
Poland playing there 1st sanctioned test match outside Europe against our old friends Hungary.
With both teams resting 8-9 players from there starting emerging nations world cup squad it was a chance for both teams to have a look at depth of there squads. With the Polish players only coming together as as team for the 1st time on the night it was uncharted waters for the Team not knowing what to expect our how the team would gel together.
Poland started the match strong with a Try to Simon Maslanka in the 4th Min followed by a try in the 9th min to Arek Werstak and goal converted by Robert Mykietyn. Poland had there 3rd try in the 1st half with a great ball on the edges from Simon Maslanka to his brother Michal Maslanka and was converted by Arek Werstak.
Poland going to the half time break up 16-0.
With the 2nd half starting much like the 1st with an early ball to Simon Maslanka in the 4th min seen him cross for double, Poland again scored in the 50th min through there Caption Alex Kowalski turning back the clock with a brilliant show and go pinning his ear’s back to run 40 metres and score under the posts with Arek Werstak converting right in front of the sticks for Poland to go 26-0.
In the 67th min Simon Maslanka crossed for a hat trick after causing the Hungarian team trouble on the edges all night with Arek Werstak converting the try to make the score 32-0 which ended up the full time score.
It was a great 1st hit out for the Polish team leading into the ENWC in 5 days time. With coach Lee Addison impressed with the team for there 1st outing as a side. Poland probably not turning there ball possession into points.
Coach Lee Addison quoted:
“It was a great start for us but that’s all it is, a start. We’d be very silly to get carried away with anything because every team in the ENWC is a great unknown.
All I do know is the group representing Poland is bursting with pride and will represent the jersey with plenty of pride in this competition.
With Simon Maslanka and Arek Werstak being the best on ground for Polska XIII.