2. Bundesliga Süd
München, 15. September 2018, Bericht:
Scott Warner

München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg
36 : 19

MRFC welcomed newly promoted Nuernberg to Grosshadern for the opening home game of the Season.
The Lions got off to the best possible start with a sensational try from Speedy Javier Gonzalez who went over in the corner in traditional Argentinian winger style. Despite the early lead Nuernberg got very quickly back into the game and put the home team line under pressure. It was a turbulent 10 minute period for MRFC who saw the other Argentinian in the team take a yellow card for stopping a certain try with a professional foul. This was soon follow by front row injuries to big ball carrier Jose Martin and experienced prop Guilherme Buff. The 10 minute period came to an end with a great try from the away team who slid over in the corner. The successful conversion meant Nuernberg would take the lead. MRFC responded with a penalty from scrum half maestro Dorian Gomez on his home debut for the club. This was quickly followed by another Nuernberg try which took them into the lead just before half time.
The second half kicked off and the blues got off to a flyer with veteran Alan Moughty going over from 1 yard with a very clever slight of hand. Munich then tightened their grip on the game with some barnstorming running from big Frenchman Hugo Boddaert alongside his counterpart Paul Emile Bernard pulling the strings at fly half. Ugandan international Ramathan Govule then went over on his debut as captain in a classic Rama finish with power and pace through the heart of the defence. Nuernberg then looked to get back in the game as they went over to reduce the lead to 22-19. Munich responded quickly as powerful prop Karl Wolf went flying over from the 22m line. A very welcome return from injury as he got a big ovation from the home ground. Captain Govule was then able to put the cherry on the cake with a last minute try under the posts. A true captains knock. Successfully converted by debutant Gomez. Final Score stood at MRFC 36 Nuernberg 19.

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
1. Karl Wolf
2. Martin Jose (ab 5.min Guilherme Buff (ab 15.min Alan Moughty)
3. Gerd Gerhards
4. Matthieu Gaugibus
5. Mariano Francolino
6. Hugo Boddaert
7. Miguel Hernandez (ab 60.min Sam Cross)
8. Michael Dobson
9. Dorian Gomez
10. Paul Emile Bernard
11. Javier Gonzales (ab 41.min Jacob Fafiolu)
12. Ramathan Govoule (Capt.)
13. Alexandre Schranz (ab 65.min Tautuki Choice)
14. Kieran Munelly (ab 45.min Chris Hetherton)
15. Robin Compeyron

Versuche: Ramathan Govoule 2x, Javier Gonzales, Alan Moughty, Karl Wolf
Erhöhungen: Dorian Gomez 4x
Penalty: Dorian Gomez