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2. Bundesliga Süd
Neckarsulm, 30. April 2016, Bericht:
Sidney Brenner

Neckarsulmer SU : München RFC
12 : 17

Meister 2. Bundesliga Süd

 

Saturday is a Rugby day! That’s why the 1st Team of the Munich Lions were Meetng at the Donnersbergerbrücke to hit the Road to Neckarsulm, at 6:45. They had to defend their lead at the top of the 2nd Bundesliga and with a win they will also win the 2nd Bundesliga. The last time MRFC won the 2nd Bundesliga is about 15 years ago. So there was big pressure on the boys to bring home the victory! The mood was good and the Lions had some time to rest on the bus, before the monumental kickoff, were the boys could write history! On a sunny midday their awesome support, the injured player Pablo “Escoba” Puyalto and the Manager Marc “the Linesman” Sijbers, got everything organized for a perfect match against the physical strong players of NSU. The physio Phillip “Sexy” Mack did a good job in rubbing Alex Loders strong and comparable Adonis Body for half an hour, to get him prepared for the game. At 13.00 o’clock the Munich Lions started the game with a kickoff playing against the sun, what was a little disadvantage, because their player coach Scott “The Skin” Warner, had to put on a second skin of sun cream, to protect his actual skin. NSU was tough and did put big pressure on MRFC from the 1st minute on. The big NSU forwards were fighting their way closer and closer to Munich’s try line and finally they could score in the 9th minute with nice hands to the Nr.15 under the posts and also converted it. From now on the game was hectically and way too many errors from both sides. Knock-on’s, Bad offloads and unplaced passes, not a good game of Rugby for the almost 100 Rugby Fans in Neckarsulm. But the Nr. 10 of Neckarsulm was leading the game with his good kicking game, to get Munichs back three under pressure.
The First 20min full of Scrums the NSU was dominating the Scrums and Munich struggled to hold the pressure of the big NSU front row. Somehow Munich managed to get a throw in 10m in front of the line of Neckarsulm and wanted to get the game even again. Trick throw at the Lineout from Munich made some meters but got blown back of the Ref from TVP Pforzheim Thomas Bolian. The Battle was even now. Both teams kept on fighting. 20th minute Munich’s Nr.8, Sidney “Performance” Brenner, saw the hole in the NSU defence and made a big break through, did put on 1,2 steps on the grass, looking like an elephant at the porcelain shop, and  dropped the ball at the offload. Knock-on. Scrum NSU.
32nd minute NSU was working their way forward aiming to the Munich try line and found their way through to score another try without converting it. 12:0 for the hosting team NSU. Not a good start for Munich to pretend their first place and for winning the league. At the end of the first half the big centre of the Lions David “the body” Clegg(ers) had to get subbed, because a NSU knee was hitting his back badly, while he was diving into another dropped ball. Alan “kauderwelsch” Moughty (gibberish) got in for him. And 3 minutes later Sidney “El Capitano” Brenner also had to leave the pitch, because of a dead leg and his performance got to an end. At least he tried to stay on the pitch, after two times on the ground and getting up again. But the Rugby God doesn’t want the captain to stay on, so he went of the pitch and the third row player Tautaki “the German” Choice got on for him. Brenners commitment wasn’t seen from his teammates so they decided to get him the DoD award for his injury. So Munich got into the half time by 12 points back to the physically strong NSU.
Munich had to change their game plan or at least adjust their game to the opposite! So their replacement and long experience player Alan “kauderwelsch” Moughty who was analysing almost the whole first half from the bench and showed Munich their strengths and weaknesses from the first half. So NSU started with the kickoff of the 2nd half. Both Teams were giving it to each other with new energy after the halftime break. Both sides with nice Attacks and breakthroughs, great defending work, including big hits and in the heat of the battle, Alex “Adonis” Loders had to leave the pitch, because of a back injury. So the big front rower Karl “the missing mullet” Wolf got on and showed everyone how to unload some massive power and energy. 35 minutes left, Munich was finding their way back into their game plan. With some good phases of the forwards, they started getting control of the game and made their way up to the NSU try zone. Contact, clean, pass and again contact, clean, pass and now the Munich back line was attacking, great hands and their number 11, Tobias “The Major” Lefherz, running on the sideline, 5 meters, 2 meters and TRY! So Munich could shorten the score from 12 points to 5 points and now the Kicking talent, Sandro “Hairy Wilkinson” Taschaidse, was showing his great skills, right from the outline he converted the first try of Munich. Score 12:7. Now Munich was fighting hard and was getting their game plan going. Again Munich was on the 22 meter line of NSU. Though game, but the Munich forwards were into it now, 1st phase, 2nd phase, still going, 5 meter in front of the score zone, whistle was blowing, penalty against Neckarsulm for falling over the ruck. What were MRFC going to do now, quick tab, scrum or a line-out? No nothing like that, they wanted the points! Easy 3 Points for Tschaidse and the score board says 12:10, such a thriller. Another substitution from Munich, Alex “The baby spider” Marka, is coming on for the 50th tests Match Man, Javier “The wolfman” Gonzalez, great game of the Latin American player.Munich kept on going, attacking, phases per phases, NSU kept on defending, and Munich was pointing with their fitness. 10minutes left, Munich was attacking with everything. 5 minutes left, the time was running down. What was Munich going to do? Nice kick from their Nr. 15, Fred “The peaceful” Begards, right back into the 5meter line of Neckarsulm, the fresh winger Marka went for the chase, getting closer, Neckarsulm was struggling to pick up the ball, Marka is almost there, kick from NSU, block Marka, Neckarsulm is trying to get on the Ball, Marka gets it, jumps in the air, lands, TRY, TRY, TRY! Alex “the joker” Marka is bringing Munich in front to a score of 15:12 and Tschaidse, of course converts the try, to a score of 17:12.
3 minutes left, Munich is leading, going for the win of the league. Neckarsulm is going hard. Also want to win that game. NSU is going up with phases, 1, 2, 3 phases. Now the backs showing awesome handling skills, the ball is wants to go till the winger, using the overlap, the winger has got space, just catching and running and it will be the win. The hands are moving the ball, pass, catch, pass, catch, the ball is almost there, he will score if gets the ball, the last pass,
and he drops it. No. No. No. That would’ve been the win for NSU. Scrum for Munich, they dominating it and winning it, 2, 3 phases, knock on, everyone is looking to the ref, is it the end? He’s checking the time and the whistle is getting closer to his mouth, 3 long whistles, dschüü, dschüüü, dschüüüü!
WIN, WIN, WIN! Over and out, Munich won the game and the 2nd Bundesliga, great effort of Munich, for fighting this physical and hard game till the end, also from NSU, for giving everything.

Fotos: hier  aus Neckarsulm

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
1. Alex Loders (ab 46.min Karl Wolf)
2. Maxime Gelly
3. Gerd Gerhards
4. Sam Cross
5. Richard Schuster
6. Niklas Graf
7. Scott Warner
8. Sidney Brenner (Capt) (ab 35.min Tautuki Choice)
9. Antoinne Miguet
10. Sandro Tschaidse
11. Tobias Lefherz (ab 55.min Alan Moughty)
12. David Clegg (ab 32.min Alexandre Schranz)
13. Sebastian Schüppel
14. Javier Gonzales (ab 63.min Alexander Marka)
15. Frederic Begards

Versuche: Tobias Lefherz, Alexander Marka
Erhöhungen: Sandro Tschaidse 2x
Penalty: Sandro Tschaidse