Through some peaceful early morning hours drives, snowy roads, snowstorm mountains, and wet rainy days and the pandemic.”
Thirty of the nations’ best players were selected as Elite Athletes in March 2021. These players were permitted to train and play full contact rugby together.
“After a year and half process, the search has come to an end. Now, I can proudly say that I have found those players and I can finally call myself a National Coach with a TEAM”, says Viliame.
Final selection is always an emotional process. Even as a “small” nation in rugby terms, we have a great strength and depth of skilful players. All with great heart and dedication to rugby and to each other.
The National Team Players to represent Norway in the Rugby Europe Trophy tournaments are:
Karoline Flatekval (Captain) – BSI
Karin Nybru (Co-Captain) – Sagene IF
Ragnhild Rostad – NTNUI
Gunvor Romsbotn – Stavanger RK
Guro Kristine Nordvik – Sagene IF
Åsa Haaland – BSI
Pauline Opstad – NTNUI
Ingrid Ringsrud – Stavanger RK
Ellen Tora Holmen – NTUNI
Catharina Dyvi Knudtzon, Carl Berner RK
Anita Torsvik – Blindern RK
Tilde Tveraa Røilid – NTNUI
Standby players; Amalia Westlund (Tønsberg RK), Gina Wisnes (BSI), Rebekka Støle Mjønes (BSI).