The final of the Swiss Rugby Championship, which pitted Hermance against Genève-PLO, looked set to be a showdown of brawn and brilliance. The two teams, friends as much as they are enemies, held the top two positions in the classification after winning in style in the preliminary rounds and then in the semi-finals.
At the end of a hard-fought game, which had to go into two periods of extra time, it was Plan-les-Ouates who came out on top with an extremely close score of 28-31.
Then, in something resembling a fairy tale, the Plan-les-Ouates Knights went to collect the trophy from the castle of the Hermance Dragons, making them only the second team in history ever to win in an away final.
Although dominated in the scrum, the Plan-les-Ouates players were able to outshine their opponents, scoring three tries thanks to their game of speed and movement. In spite of the fact that Kriegel was playing on top form, scoring 23 points, the home team had no choice but to concede defeat when the final whistle rang out.
The Genève-PLO Rugby Club are Swiss champions for the fourth time their history!