Around The Continent: Week 6 – Rivalries Edition

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Italy - Milano Seamen v. Panthers


In a surprising show of power, the defending Italian champion Milano Seamen pounded the once-proud Parma Panthers 44-3. Then the Bolzano Giants took over second spot beating the Bergamo Lions 26-6. Finally in the North the Milano Rhinos dumped the Torino Giaguari 32-6 in Turin.  With that, the Milano Seamen lead the North at 5-1 trailed by the Bolzano Giants at 5-2 and the Panthers are in third at 4-2.


In the South, the Lazio Marines put on an offensive display handing the Napoli Briganti their second straight 70-0 loss. The Ancona Dolphins kept pace with the Marines beating the Roma Grizzlies 34-7. In the only other game the Ferrara Aquile surprised the Bologna Warriors 20-6 tightening the playoff race even more. The Lazio Marines continue to lead the conference with a 6-0 record followed by the Dolphins at 5-1.

The Milano Seamen travel to France in the second round of IFAF Europe Champions League Central play to face the French champions, the Thonon Black Panthers.


Norway - Lura Bulls action2

The Lura Bulls continue to dominate the Norwegian league recording their third straight victory in beating the Vålerenga Trolls 32-8 on the road. In the only other action, the Oslo Vikings won their first game of the year downing the Nidaros Domers 34-13.

The Bulls sit alone at the top of the Norwegian standings at 3-0.


Poland - Wroclaw v. Gdynia

All eight teams in the Polish league (PLFA) were in action last weekend.  In a matchup of league finalists the Wroclaw Panthers gained a measure of revenge for their loss in the championship game last season by blanking the Gdynia Seahawks 33-0. The Warssaw Eagles then traveled to Poznan to defeat Poznan Kozly 36-6 . The Bialystok Lowlanders kept pace though blanking the Zaglebie Steelers 46-0. Finally the Szczecin Husaria upended the by another 33-0 score.

The Panthers now find themselves in sole and undisputed first place at 5-0 having racked up 230 points in five games. The defending champion Seahawks are second at 4-1.  The Eagles are third at 3-2 just ahead of the Lowlanders who are also at 3-2.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.