Netherlands Faces Israel in Rugby Game

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The Netherlands rugby team will be facing Israel in the third European qualifying round for the 2015 Rugby World Cup finals to be played in England.

The match will be played at the Wingate Institute of Physical Education in Israel on Oct. 26, reports Haaretz.

The Dutch team, ranked 35 in the world, would be a very tough opponent for Israel. The Israeli team will have to excel if it is to beat the experienced Dutch, according to the newspaper.

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“This is the strongest national team we have ever played against, but we are ready for the challenge,” national team coach Ra’anan Penn told Haaretz. “We will play to win. We know it will be very hard. We’ve never played a team of this level, but we believe in ourselves.”