Date: 21/4/15

Head coach Tony Benson has expressed his delight with Belgium’s 52-12 victory over the Czech Republic in Brussels.

Having reviewed the footage of their nine-try triumph, Benson said, “I am really happy with our progress and the development of depth within the Belgium squad.

“The gratifying thing for me is that we are able to maintain the skills we have been working on at training in the heat of battle during the match. Although we still have plenty of fine tuning to do, this means we can move on to the next stage in preparation for the match against Holland, which is true testament to the dedication and commitment of our players and staff.”

Benson continued, “I am really excited and enthusiastic about our future.”

Two-try prop Guillaume Vander Elst, who opened the scoring, was named man of the match after a powerful display, centre Yann Bertrand with a first half hat trick.

Lelio Guilmard also crossed before the break to help establish a commanding 32-0 lead, scrum half Quentin Leclercq first across the whitewash in the second period.

Stand off Marc Parée scored a try and two goals, centre Ilias Laarchiri with the final touchdown to go with six conversions.