After having the game against our friendly Kingsway neighbours LSE cancelled 2 weeks in a row due to waterlogged Woodies it really was third time lucky today when we took to the main pitch and beat LSE 66-0. The lionesses played another strong game of rugby, which is reflected in our final score, keeping us at the top of both BUCS and LUSL Leagues yay!
KCLWRFC dominated the try line from the start to the end. With a strong starting team and all players eager to play our game was on point. The backs had a chance to try out their new moves they’ve been working on over the past few weeks and this was reflected in their skilful play. We ran superb support lines and towards the end we were beginning to link up during good play.
After half time, two of our key players, Liz and Xiao Xiao replaced their red jerseys for the purple ones as LSE were down two players. These traitors played KCLWRFC at their own game.
Despite a strong score, the game reflected areas to work on, especially as Varsity is approaching quickly. Coach Matt was generally impressed with today’s play but highlighted some tackling techniques that we were missing – the “chop and pop” – as well as the amount of risky offloading.
As we begin to play cup games next week, our game against LSE was a strong start to the competitive week ahead of us.
Tries: Marie Lys (2), Tara, Jess, Lauren W, Liz, Emma P, Kathy, Emma H (2), Ana
Conversions: Chloe (3)
Opposition Player of the Match: Ana
Back of the Match: Bianca
Forward of the Match: Nav
We returned to our lovely fixtures secretary’s home town: Reading. The sun was shining but even without our coach (again, we’re starting to think he has a life outside of KCLWRFC rugby????) we we’re feeling hopeful and ready to play some rugby. The first twenty minutes were hard and the Reading girls had a strong defence and were good at holding us up, however with some passing (even from the forwards) we managed to score two team tries. After this we quickly scored three times in quick succession as we stopped drifting and had some good runs from both the forwards and the backs. The backs showed off some of their super secret fancy backs moves which they’ve been practising with our captain Ana scoring a try from one. Us forwards were very impressed.
The Reading girls scrum remained strong throughout the second half meaning any knock ons or turnovers were dangerous for us. Fresher Chloe, our new 9 after Celina left us for the sunny Singapore, showed some great instinct lifting a ball from a scrum in our half and scoring. Good forward phases and co-operation with the backs meant that we had a good offensive throughout the match. Our defence had also improved from our previous match and line out steals from Emma H meant that we weren’t on the defence for long. We still have some points in our defence to improve on but this was a great building block for our future matches.
Written by: Emma H (because no one else will write about me in a match report)
Tries: Daisy (4), Ana (3), Chloe (2), Marie-Lys (1), Georgina (1)
Conversions: Chloe (3)
Forward of the Match: Daisy
Back of the Match: Claire
Opposition Player of the Match: Chloe
Dick of the Day: Kate (for not knowing what the medi bag looks like)
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