A game against our neighbour, an afternoon full of 6 nations games, a great warm and sunny morning, the smells of the bbq starting, parents who could come and watch the game – really, you couldn’t dream of better conditions for a game.

The team also had almost our players available, which gave us an advantage over our visitors who had to leave a few players out for injuries. Our players who were injured, showed up to support their team.

We’d lost the first game of the poule against HRC2, so the players were eager to prove a point, and prove a point they did: they rucked, pushed in the scrums, sent out long passes to the wings, and eventually managed to score 6 tries (4 converted).

The defense was fierce on the Warriors side, and the kids managed to push the opponent back, pinch the ball, tackle fast, hard, or sometimes with the tip of the fingers against the back of the shoe of fast runners.

It was tense at times, and there were few handling errors despite the wind. The players were focused on pushing in the centre, running through the lines and consuming the other team’s position. After a few goes, they’d pass it along to the wings, and that’s how the team managed to score the first two tries, from their own half.

HRC2 put up a good game: they constantly defended and pushed forward, but unfortunately for them, our players were more and more focused as the clock was ticking.

In the end, there were great rucks, great tries, good individual initiatives, and a great team effort. The boys can all be proud of what they showed today!

Thanks everyone who helped out today, who were there to watch, the coaches and the ref!

Sébastien Bonnefoy
Team manager & match reporter

Photos: Linda Gerrits

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