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2. Bundesliga Süd
Stuttgart, 17. Oktober 2015, Bericht:
Simon Laurich

Stuttgarter RC : München RFC
16 : 37

After a tough home defeat to HTV last weekend, 19 MRFC players, supported by their coach and 2 fans, traveled to Stuttgart to field another strong but young team against the home side. Historically games between Stuttgart and MRFC have been close and bruising encounters and the Munich players were quite aware of the quality of their opponent team. However with the 2. Bundesliga South being a very strong and close competition (2 points difference between the 2nd and the 6th place before this weekend’s matches) Munich needed to take any possible point from Stuttgart to stay in contention for the playoff spots. And the MRFC delivered.
Arriving early at the Stuttgart home ground, Munich prepared concentrated and focused and certainly were in the right mind set at Kick Off. After receiving the Kick Off properly and setting up a clean clearance kick, the Munich forwards took over control and managed to get the edge over their Stuttgart counterparts. Both set pieces seemed to be controlled at willed by Munich, with Julian B. dominating the line out and the Munich front five completely steamrolling the Stuttgart scrum in the first half of the game. Sadly Munich wasn’t able to turn their dominance into points early on, with small handling errors in both the forwards and the backs blowing a variation of good scoring opportunities.
Finally Munich managed to score after pushing over yet another scrum over the Stuttgart tryline and flyhalf Max Fenske kicked over the conversion. Stuttgart responded straight away and scored a try of their own after a  nice counterattack over the left wing. Against the run of play, the score line was tight again and the Munich players again hat to dig deep and produced a series of strong scrums and attacking phases in the process, which finally led to another try by Sidney Brenner. Max Fenske converted and the score at half time was 14 -5. The second half again started with a strong Munich display up front until a series of penalties and indiscipline started to cost Munich dearly, as Stuttgart managed to land to 2 penalties and the Munich hooker being yellow carded for a stupid remark. Down to 14 men Munich however managed to extend their lead to 17 – 11 with a penalty of their own. Still this was Stuttgart’s strongest phase of the match and the Munich defense had to work hard to repel wave after wave of Stuttgart attacks. With Quentin Degroote coming in for the yellow carded Simon Laurich after the sin bin, Munich was able to regain control over the scrum and the team lifted itself to take a strong grip of the game against a now exhausted Stuttgart team. While controlling the ball in a now open and free flowing game, Munich applied a lot of pressure and started to find more holes in their opponent’s defensive line. Bruno scored a nice try after stepping two defenders after breaking of from a maul and Luca Marchi had the pleasure of slicing through a couple of would-be-tacklers to score a beautiful Try against his old team. Stuttgart’s defense was now in shambles and Max Fenske scored his first try of the game to extend the Munich lead to 32 -11. Stuttgart then lost their arguably best player (Number 10) to the sin bin and Sandro Tschaidse took direct advantage of space opening up in the Stuttgart backline to score another superb individual Try. But even being outscored in that fashion, the Stuttgart team never gave up and produced another great team attack which led to the final score of 16 – 37. Taking home a bonus point away win, Munich will try to build on this game and will use the game-free weekend next week to properly prepare the home -clash with SU Neckarsulm on the 31st of October in Großhadern.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Alex Loders (ab 50.min Quentin Degroote)
2. Simon Laurich
3. Karl Wolf
4. John Bainbridge
5. Bruno Diaquino
6. Niklas Graf (ab 61.min Caiel Harnischfeger)
7. Luca Marchi
8. Sidney Brenner (ab 60.min Alexandre Schranz)
9. Giacomo Bernobi
10. Max Fenske
11. Tobias Lefherz
12. Sebastian Schüppel
13. Antoine Miguet
14. Julian Köhnlein (ab 55.min Sandro Tschaidse)
15. Gill Denmarbie

Versuche: Sidney Brenner 2x, Bruno Diaquino, Luca Marchi, Max Fenske, Sandro Tschaidse
Erhöhungen: Max Fenske 2x
Penalty: Max Fenske