Around The Continent: Week 7 – With Action from Austria to the Ukraine!

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Italy - Rhinos v. Giants


The upset of the week was the Milano Rhinos manhandling the Bolzano Giants 31-8 at home in Milan.  The Parma Panthers then blanked the Torino Giaguari 28-0. With that, the Milano Seamen (who played a Champions League game) lead the North at 5-1 trailed by the Bolzano Giants at 5-2. The Parma Panthers are third at 5-2 while the Rhinos are in fourth but also at 4-3


In a crosstown derby in the South, the Lazio Marines were the guests but dumped their rivals the Roma Grizzlies 38-16. Then the Ancona Dolphins kept pace by downing Ferrara Aquile 25-20. IN the third game in the South the Bologna Warriors blanked the lowly Napoli Briganti 33-0.The Lazio Marines continue to lead the conference with a 7-0 record followed by the Dolphins at 6-1. The Marines are averaging a league-best 43.5 points per game while only giving up 13, also a league best.

The Milano Seamen traveled to France in the second round of IFAF Europe Champions League Central play and were beaten by French defending champions the Thonon Black Panthers 32-23


Norway - Lura Bulls action2

Only one game was played in Norway as perennial favorites the Eidsvoll 1814s traveled to Trondheim and beat the Nidaros Domers 35-6.

The Lura Bulls sit alone at the top of the Norwegian standings at 3-0 trailed by the 1814’s at 2-0.


Poland - Wroclaw v. Gdynia

No games were played in Poland as action resumes May 9.

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.