Herren Regionalliga Bayern

München Freimann, 02. April 2016, Bericht: Owain Williams


RC Stusta München II : München RFC II
3 : 13

On the 2nd day of april 2016 the second half of the regional league season 2015/2016 kicked of for the MRFC 2nds with a trip to sunny StuSta. On a fine afternoon we arrived with a full complement of players primed and in peak fitness after the winter pause ready for the off. From kick off the MRFC were in good shape, playing the game we trained for and making a little head way against the StuSta defence. After a turn over from Munich playing one pass too many, the students won a penalty after MRFC were a little over eager to effect a turnover. This resulted in 3 points to the students on or around 5 minutes. Not to spoil the suspense of this report, but I can tell you now. The students would not score again... for much the rest of the half the game was played between the two 22m lines with not many breaks through either defence due to big hits and good coordinated defence from each side. On the few occasions Munich got an attack together we lost our momentum with a dropped ball or an attempted magic pass. Towards the end of the half Munich cranked the pressure a few notches and after a penalty to touch a line out drive resulted in a 20 metre lighting rush down the touch line from our inspirational caption Quentin 'Quickie' DeGroote who scored on the stroke of half time. Phil delivered the extra 2 and we finished the half 3-7 for MRFC.
At the start of the second half,  Munich again notched up the pressure against the students with harder, faster and bigger defence. A penalty from Alan put us further ahead but in the struggle to force the game MRFC started to give away penalties at the breakdown. Some were good calls but it also became clear that the usual competition for ball after tackles would not be permitted even when the steal was clear and fair. Due to this Munich adapted and decided not to compete on the floor but instead clear out and over the ball. This tactic worked for a while but eventually the students got their their game together and stormed the MRFC 22 in the final quarter. After repeated drives the students got within 10m of the MRFC line at which point coach alan decided to take a 10 minute breather after stooping one of the students from scoring on a quick tap. Shortly after another old boy Owain also opted for a ten minute rest having scragged a student by the collar to prevent a try. After this the 13 man Munich squad reacted well to the unexpected fitness test and survived a stern examination from the StuSta attack, eventually relieving the pressure with a fine steal from Padraig. Back on the field once more Alan coordinated a sustained drive to the StuSta 22 and returned with a 3 pointer. Back up to 15 again MRFC saw out the game with more good defence but could not score any more points.
Man of the Match: Quickie
Hammer of the Day: Quickie
DoD: Owain

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
1. Quentin Degroote
2. Borja Mandaluniz
3. Sergio Delgardo
4. Owain Williams
5. Nikolas Eggers (ab 53.min Antoinne Ducardonnet)
6. Tautuki Choice
7. Henrique Zingg
8. Padraig Naughton
9. Caiel Harnischfeger (ab 53.min Simon Schröcker)
10. Kevin Briggs
11. Korbinian Vogel
12. Philipp Mack
13. Maximilian Sonntag
14. Michel Bonette (ab 41.min Alan Mpughty)
15. Pierre de Bartoli

Versuch: Quentin Degroote
Erhöhung: Philip Mack
Penalties: Alan Moughty 2x