Latvia open the defence of their European Bowl trophy with a home match against Ukraine on Friday night in Riga. Followed on Sunday by a clash between the Ukranians and Estonia, also in the Latvian capital. The 2009 competition closes in Tallin, Estonia on Saturday 8th August when the host take on Latvia.
Meanwhile the Euro Med Challenge enters its second round when Belgium take on Catalonia XIII in Wavre.
The Catalonians were defeated at home, 29-6 by a Morocco XIII in the opening encounter of the three-cornered tournament, which ends on Saturday 15th August when Morocco host the Belgians.