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Rheinland Lions go Back-to-Back-to-Back in Germany

  • Tuesday, September 08 2009 @ 06:46 am ACST
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The Rheinland Lions reasserted their position as Germany's team to beat last weekend, defeating the Munich Roos 13.9 (87) to 8.3 (51) to take out the 2009 AFLG premiership at the Frankfurter Ostpark. The Lions have now won three premierships in a row, with the Roos runners-up in each of those seasons.

In Division Two, the Rheinland reserve grade team were unable to equal the effort of their senior team, going down to the Berlin Crocodiles by seven points. For the Crocs, the win marked their first premiership in any grade, with their seniors playing in Division 2 this year to rebuild after some tough seasons at the bottom of the table.

Reports from our German connections suggest the Crocs' move to second division has paid dividends to the club in terms of local development, the opportunity for more competitive matches meaning that the club's membership has grown greatly this year. The second division also created a venue for the new Stuttgart Emus club, as well as the reserve teams from Munich and Rheinland.

AFLG Grand Final - Premier Division

Rheinland Lions5.26.511.613.9 (87)
Munich Kangaroos0.13.25.28.3 (51)

Second Division

Rheinland Lions II0.01.32.44.11 (35)
Berlin Crocodiles3.13.46.56.6 (42)

For more information, visit AFLG.de.