We were welcomed at Wimbledon rugby club for our first LUSL game of the season vs St George’s. The sun was shining and we were in high spirits ready to face our opponents. With the majority of our starting squad being freshers some girls were playing their first ever competitive rugby game but they did not let those nerves suppress them.
After a succession of phases, the ball was put over the line within minutes of the starting whistle by our very own captain. The gaps in St George’s defence meant that the backs could get creative with their set moves resulting in more tries by our flyhalf and centres.
Unfortunately we became a bit complacent which caused our concentration to drop allowing St George’s to score. However we quickly recovered and managed to get more girls new to rugby on the pitch playing their first game as well as mixing the back line around (Laura at centre, what??).
Forwards and backs worked equally together, making huge tackles, overturning rucks and making excellent carries. This bought the final score to 48-17 to King’s and it was well deserved.
Congrats to all the girls who played their first game and we wish St George’s all the best for the season.
Forward of the match : Nadia
Back of the match : Raph
Opposition's player of the match : Lottie
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