The B-accented Norwegian team couldn’t resist a star-studded French national team. France won 30-18 in yesterday’s practice match.
Players from the Norwegian national team affiliated with clubs abroad were not available, but the squad that lined up against France consisted of players from the domestic league. Thus, it was a B-oriented Norwegian team that faced France in Bodø.
Despite the absence of the big star players, Norway kept pace with France in the opening match. Kristina Sirum Novak showed good qualities in attack, but just before half-time, the French sisters were able to take a clear lead (10-14).
If the first half was relatively balanced, the second was quite the opposite. The French showed their enormous qualities and the Norwegians did not have the chance to follow. After 20 minutes, Norway had found the net only three times, while the French had ten goals.
The game ended 18-30 against France and Thorir Hergeirsson is probably happy to have several triumph cards that didn’t play today, because otherwise he would have had a lot to think about.
Hergeirsson, on the other hand, can be happy that Camilla Herrem is back in the national team and is aiming for the upcoming home championships and the Paris Olympics.
– She is starting to get closer to the shape she had before she was injured and pregnant. She’s been working well for a few months, so she’s on her way, he tells her TV2 Norway.
Players like Stine Oftedal, Nora Mørk and Henny Reistad were missing.
Norway scorers: Kristina Sirum Novak 4, Céline Marie Solstad 3, Karine Emilie Dahlum 2, Camilla Herrem 2, Oda Cathrine Lunne Mastad 1, Julie Hulleberg 1, Tuva Ulsaker Høve 1, Kristiane Knutsen 1, Sunniva Amalie Næs Andersen 1, Live Rushfeldt 1, Ane Cecilie Høgseth 1
France scorers: Orlane Kanor 6, Chloé Valentini 5, Pauletta Foppa 5, Lucie Granier 3, Tamara Horacek 2, Sarah Boukit 2, Alicia Toublanc 2, Coralie Lassource 1, Océane Sercien-Ugolin 1, Laura Flippes 1, Emma Jacques 1, Léna Grandveau 1
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