26 Nations Battle Around the Continent: France, Spain Post-seasons Set; Germany in Full Swing

[tps_title]Around the Continent[/tps_title]

Italy

Italy - Ancona v. Lazio

North

In the Milano city derby, the Milano Rhinos surprised the Milano Seamen 30-22. The Parma Panthers then retook first place in shutting out the Bergamo Lions 38-0. Then the Bolzano Giants kept pace with the Seamen by beating  Torino Giaguari 22-14.

The Parma Panthers are the new leaders of the North with a 7-2 record while the Seamen slipped to second at 6-3.

 South

The Ancona Dolphins avenged an earlier loss to the Lazio Marines in beating them decisively 45-32.  Then the Ferrara Aquile pounded the winless Napoli Briganti 55-7.  Lazio continues to lead the conference, and the league, with an 8-1 record but the Dolphins are a close second at 7-1. The The Warriors are third at 4-4 and the Grizzlies fourth at 3-5 but with a victory over the Warriors in the event of a tie.

Norway

Norway - 1814s v Bulls

The battle of the only two undefeated teams in Norway was a thriller as the visiting Lura Bulls pulled off a 27-26 win over the Eidsvoll 1814s. The Valerenga Trolls climbed out of the basement in beating the Nidaros Dolmers 42-39 in Trondheim.

The Lura Bulls now have sole possession of first place in the Norwegian standings at 4-0 trailed by the Eidsvoll 1814’s also at 3-1.

Highlights of Bulls – 1814s game

Poland

Poland - Panthers v Eagles

The Wroclaw Panthers scored 38 points in the first half and coasted to an easy 45-14 win over the Warsaw Eagles. The defending champion Gdynia Seahawks kept pace with the Panthers in trouncing Kozly 42-13. Then the Bialystok Lowlanders upended the Warsaw Sharks 46-33. Finally, Szczecin Husaria beat the Steelers 31-6.

The Panthers are in sole and undisputed first place at 8-0 having racked up 382 points in eight games. The defending champion Seahawks are second at 7-1 after their win.  But the Lowlanders have inched up into third with a 5-3 record, ahead of the Eagles who are now fourth at 4-4.

Watch highlights of the Panthers-Eagles game.

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Roger Kelly
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.
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