After a disappointing first day with losses to France, Wales and Belgium, the young team hit the ground running on Friday with an agonising 7-6 loss to Ireland.
Luxembourg has the youngest ever mid and link partnership to appear in any European championship from any country.
The performance versus Ireland boosted the confidence levels of the whole squad before a crucial match versus Germany in the afternoon. The team started strongly and led 6-2 at half time, but Germany responded immediately in the second half to reduce the lead to 6-4.
Captain Eduardo Angioni settled nerves with a crucial interception on the Luxembourg 5 meter line to race 65 meters, without pulling a hamstring, before scoring. The team showed tremendous maturity for the remainder of the match to see off the Germans for a 9-5 victory in front of a small but vocal band of traveling supporters.
Player-coach Simon Neale suffered a calf injury which looks likely to rule him out of the remainder of the tournament, while fellow Kiwi Nathan Sneyd hopes to return on day three for the games versus England, Scotland and Italy.