FOUR Group Seven products have helped Poland thump Vanuatu 44-4 in their Emerging Nations World Championships Trophy semi-final at Cabramatta on Wednesday.
Jamberoo brothers Simon and Michal Maslanka, Kiama’s Mark Churmycz and Warilla-Lake South’s Tynan Forster all played their part, as Poland ran in eight tries to one, to book their spot in Saturday’s decider.
In the win, Poland’s tries were scored by Jonah Metuangaro (two), Chippie Korostchuk (two), Ethan Niszczcot, Arek Werstak, Harry Siejka and Alex Kowalski, with Ethan Niszczcot (three), Jonah Metuangaro (one) and Harry Siejka (two) all landing kicks.
In the loss, Amani Arutahiki was the line point scorer for Vanuatu.
Poland, who have won all three of their matches of this tournament, will now face Milton-Ulladulla’s Blake Mackey and his Phillipines side, who edged out Turkey 29-16 in the other semi-final.
Mackey’s team’s semi-final victory was set up by tries to Dennis Gordon, Richard Goodwin, Paul Sheedy, Ramon Stubbs and Ned Stephenson, as Kieron Wiggins nailed four conversions and Paul Sheedy one field goal.
In the loss, Arda Dalcik (two) and Aydin Salman-Cochrane scored four-pointers for Turkey, with Ali Surer converting two of them.
The Trophy grand final will be played at 2pm on Saturday at St Marys Leagues Stadium.