Sore, scraped, battered and bruised from Wednesday’s game (and our Friday weight session), the lionesses are on the prowl for a win against RVC. Although some of the team are suffering from injury, it’s nothing that meters of tape, a slather of deep heat and a sprinkling of banter can’t sort out. Come 2pm, we’re ready to smash.
King’s receive from the kick-off, and after a cheeky knock on, we compose ourselves and bring out the big guns for our scrummaging. Locks Afaf and Lucia put those squats into action and plough RVC backwards. Props Tash and Melissa decide to show RVC some muscle by mauling left right and centre! It’s absolute muscle mayhem.
Although we are raging bulls, RVC girls are also charging for a win – this is not going to be a walkover. RVC don’t make it easy for us in rucks and even manage to turn the ball over a couple of times. Our front row and American beauty, Joy, was not having any of this, and made sure that whenever she had the ball she came in like a wrecking ball.
Our team scientist, Chiara, left her cells for 80 minutes and put on her scrum-cap to score us some trys. Making it look easy, Chiara runs around pretty much every player that comes close to her, and pops the ball to our outside-centre, Marie-Lys, who proceeds to cha-cha-slide on the pitch to score her try.
Backs, Ree and Helen, give it the old razzle-dazzle, playing some solid rugby and of course, SCORING EVEN MORE TRYS. Captain Chloe converts almost every kick, but that’s not enough for her. Chlo takes a moment to think back to her footie days, then steps 3 players until she’s over the try-line. The cherry on top.
Scrummy, Emma, keeps the flow of the game going by digging through legs, boots and bums for sweet, sweaty victory. Emma passes the ball with every confidence to second row, Afaf, who takes no mercy and destroys anyone or anything in her path, often thinking fast and taking it blind down the wing.
With some great tackles and carries, Hooker, Harry, can’t keep her hands (or feet) off the ball and steals a good few of RVC’s balls in the scrum. When she’s not tearing up the back line, inside centre, Reagan, likes to dabble in a bit of flanking. Reagan isn’t afraid of getting involved in the action and loves to SMASH SMASH SMASH!!!
With a 59-5 score line, we were ready for a pint and some top-notch banter. There’s nothing like spending the day with your special friends.
Trys: Marie-Lys, Ree (2), Chiara (2), Chloe, Jess (2), Helen
Conversions: Chloe (7)
Opposition’s Player of the Match: Jess
Forwards of the Match: Afaf and Melissa
Backs of the Match: Ree and Chiara
(Credit to Social Sec and English Lit student Jess for this match report, left unedited to showcase her creative juices and high class banter)
We returned to Berrylands for this nail-biting affair against the girls at Canterbury Christ Church College, and what an affair it was! Despite losing, with only one try in it, it was 'one the best games' the Ref or the opposition's coach had seen in a while! The hard-work and dedication we have put in as a team is outstanding, and the proof is in the pudding; it was only a few weeks ago that we lost to CCCC 27-0, showing just how far we've come in a relatively short amount of time. Lets get into the nitty gritty details of the game!
From the moment the whistle blew, kclwrfc started strong, dominating the pitch for the first half of the game. with an improved line speed, we flew up at the opposition causing them to fumble and allowing us to get our defensive gear in motion. Big tackles went in one after the other, and a special shout out to Mean Machine Joy and Capt. Chlo for their immense tackles. Defence stayed strong, leaving the opposition unable to make a considerable amount of ground. Once the ball was in our hands, we were on the attack from the get go. We carried the ball with confidence, and our 'pick and go's' were a thing of beauty, helping us to score the first try of the match!
Of course CCCC came back with a vengeance in the second half, and despite our best measures in defence, they managed to slip through and score two tries. The final 10 minutes of the game were intense, with the ball remaining only a few metres from our try-line the entire time, and forward Rosie even managing to get the ball over the line and losing out due to it being held up. We persevered, continuously attempting to finally place the ball on the ground to even the score, however time was against us, and the whistle finally blew.
Regardless of the final score, we were in high spirits as the game ended due to the impressive quality of which we had played the match against a stellar competitor. With this, we hold our heads high and hope to continue playing with the same fierceness and skill as we showed in this exciting match.
Oppositions Player of the Match: Chloe
Forward of the Match: Sarah
Back of the Match: Helen
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