This is Bill reporting from the Open Team at the end of day five. Weather is warm and sunny and the view to the mountains is stunning.
Day five -matches against Netherlands, Czech Rep. and Iceland who were lying 2nd, 1st and 4th in Group A respectively were going to be crucial to our survival. The team responded magnificently with wins of 20-10, 20-10 and 16-14. We are now lying 9th with four matches to go but our first two matches in day 6 are against Scotland and Denmark- Scotland are having a rough time but they tend to play well against England and Denmark are competing with us for one of the remaining qualifying places so it will be far from an easy ride. We need to play well as we have now reached the stage where there is no second chance. The team is "coming good" so I am quietly optimistic but I will let you know tomorrow if we made it.