'My try' with Spain's Matias Tudela

(IRB.COM) Wednesday 9 October 2013
 
 'My try' with Spain's Matias Tudela
Spain won the Bowl in the opening tournament of the HSBC Sevens World Series in 2012

At last year's Gold Coast Sevens, Spain defeated England to lift the Bowl title in the opening round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Not only was it their first tournament as a core side, it was also their first-ever victory in the World Series against England.

Having been locked at 14-14 after normal time it was Matias Tudela, who came on as a second-half substitute, that secured the historic victory for the Spanish.

"It was a really tough game, Pedro Martin scored the first try," said Tudela.

"Then England scored two tries, and in the final minute Ignacio Martin scored to draw the game.

"The match went to extra time. We felt nervous but confident. I saw Pablo Feijoo break the line, it was a good run but I knew it wouldn't be enough and we have to make a good support.

"He got tackled at the 22, I received the ball from the ruck and I saw a gap so I knew I just had to run. It was amazing and really important to win that game."

Spain and England, who are both under different coaches from last season, meet in the pool stages this year at Skilled Park. We wonder which way this one will go...let us know @irbsevens!

WATCH THAT TRY!

Gold Coast Sevens

Round 1
12-13 October 2013

Venue: Skilled Park
City: Gold Coast
Capacity: 27,400 

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
KEN37
USA35
TON33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
ENG37
FRA35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ37
WAL37
CAN37
POR33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
AUS38
SAM37
ARG35
SCO34
more
Photos
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  • Tom Mitchell, Gold Coast Sevens
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