Friday 7th January, Tolosa
BERASALUZE VIII – APRAIZ beat OLAIZOLA I – BELOKI 22-15
Pablo Berasaluze and Alexis Apraiz opened their account in the Pairs Championship last night, and in doing so condemned Asier Olaizola and Ruben Beloki to the foot of the table. The match failed to reach the heights, with all four players looking ill at ease. Apraiz seemed especially nervous at the outset, but was probably on balance the best player of the night. As the game went on, the defender from Gernika found his rhythm, taking the game to Beloki. As he opened his shoulders, Berasaluze acquired a platform to attack, and Olaizola had little answer. He and Beloki face a long road back to contention.
Image from Diario Vasco