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Frauen Deutsche 7er Liga Süd in Würzburg
Samstag, 11. März 2017, Bericht: Lisa Goldmann

 

Spätesten seit dem letzten Turnier im vergangenen Jahr in Unterföhring ist klar: Die 7er Bundesliga Süd ist so spannend wie vielleicht noch nie. Neben Studentenstadt Rugby und den in der letzten Saison sehr starken Nürnbergerinnen spielen auch unsere Münchener Löwinnen auf Augenhöhe um Turniersiege mit. Obwohl erst im letzten Jahr formiert, konnten zudem die Würzburgerinnen bereits jetzt den Anschluss an die vorderen Plätze herstellen.

Wie also werden sich die Damen vom MRFC in einer Gruppe mit den Gastgeberinnen aus Würzburg schlagen?
Mit dieser Frage in den Köpfen und hohen Erwartungen durch das gewonnene Snow Rugby Turnier im Januar ging es für die zwölf Spielerinnen und Trainerin Stephanie Mues am frühen Samstagmorgen in die fränkische Metropole. Bereits bei dem dritten Turnier in Folge konnte hierbei auf seitens des MRFC auf eine vollbesetzte Mannschaft mit vielen erfahrenen Spielerinnen und ehrgeizigen Newcomern zurückgegriffen werden.

 München RFC : RC Unterföhring
34 : 00

Im ersten Spiel gegen die noch junge, aber immer stärker werdende Mannschaft des RC Unterföhring wollten die Münchnerinnen sowohl ihr im Training aufgebautes Verteidigungsspiel als auch Angriffsvarianten erproben. Leider gelang dies nur bedingt. Im Angriff sorgten im Wesentlichen verpasste Tackles auf Seiten der Unterföhringer für die Punkte der Münchner und in der Verteidigung war eine Linie häufig nicht mehr zu erkennen. Aufgrund ihrer relativen Unerfahrenheit konnten die Gegnerinnen daraus allerdings nicht Kapital schlagen und die Damen vom MRFC das Spiel deutlich gewinnen. Allerdings wurde deutlich klar, dass die mannschaftliche Leistung und die Zusammenarbeit verbessert werden musste, wenn man um den Turniersieg mitspielen wollte.

Versuche: Heidy Pedraza, Dorothée Mues, Zoe Vallinga, Carlotta Ludwig, Victoria Flint
Erhöhungen: Zoé Chioato 2x

 
 München RFC : RC Regensburg
29 : 07

Der Beginn des zweiten Spiels ließ jedoch noch keine Verbesserung erahnen. Die Verteidigungslinie war noch immer chaotisch und der Angriff uninspiriert mit vielen nach vorne verlorenen Bällen. Regensburg ging in der Konsequenz durch aggressives “Pick and Go”-Spiel in Führung. Kurz darauf gelang allerdings der Ausgleich und  in der zweiten Halbzeit konnte das Spiel zumindest durch läuferische Überlegenheit von den Münchnerinnen dominiert werden.
Versuche: Zoé Chioato, Elisa Semedo, Heidy Pedraza, Zoe Vallinga 2x
Erhöhungen: Zoé Chioato 2x


 München RFC : Würzburger RK
17 : 12

Im Gegensatz zu den beiden vorherigen Gegnern hat der Gastgeber aus Würzburg ein wesentlich strukturierteres Spiel zu bieten. Die  Münchnerinnen konnten dies nutzen, um endlich in ihr eigenes Spielsystem zu finden. Es entwickelte sich ein harter Kampf um jeden Meter mit dem besseren Ende für die Löwinnen aus München. Die auf Augenhöhe spielenden Würzburgerinnen wurden am Ende Dritter.
Versuche: Zoe Vallinga 2x, Lisa Steyer
Erhöhungen: Zoé Chioato

Halbfinale:   München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg
10 : 05 n.V.

Bereits vor Beginn des Halbfinales ist klar, dass dies ein sehr anstrengendes Spiel zweier kampfbereiter Mannschaften wird. Wie hart es aber tatsächlich werden würde, ahnte zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch niemand. Zunächst zeigte sich Nürnberg, wie gewohnt, sehr aggressiv in der Verteidigung. Durch dieses Spielverhalten konnten sie häufig den Ball zurückgewinnen und so die Münchnerinnen immer wieder über lange Zeit in die Verteidigung zwingen. Allerdings zeigten diese Kampfgeist, tackelten gut und überstanden so die Angriffswellen der Nürnbergerinnen. In der regulären Spielzeit konnte deshalb kein Sieger ermittelt werden.  Das hieß, es ging in die Verlängerung! Weitere sechs lange, intensive Spielminuten folgten, bevor das Spiel durch einen Versuch (Golden Try) gewonnen werden konnte. Der MRFC stand also abermals im Finale!
Tries: Zoë Vallinga 2x

Finale:   München RFC : RC Stusta München
17 : 10

Beide Mannschaften waren bereits sichtlich müde von den anstrengenden Vorrundenspielen und Halbfinalen. Dies zeigt wiederum das insgesamt gestiegene Niveau der teilnehmenden Mannschaften. Von besonderer Bedeutung waren deshalb die Motivationsansprachen der Münchener Kapitänin und der Vize-Kapitänin (“Die haben genauso viel Respekt vor uns wie wir vor ihnen!”). Einige extrem gute Tackles der Löwinnen sorgten dann dafür, dass die meisten Durchbrüche der Frauen von Studentenstadt Rugby ohne zählbaren Erfolg blieben. Als am Ende die Kräfte immer mehr schwanden, zeigte der MRFC, dass er nicht nur kämpfen, sondern auch clever spielen kann. Knapp in Führung liegend verlangsamten sie das Spiel durch gut platzierte Straftritte ins Seitenaus und verleiteten die Gegnerinnen so wiederholt zu Fehlern. Sogar ein weiterer Versuch konnte gegen Ende noch gelegt werden. Dies bedeutete den zweiten Turniersieg in dieser Saison für die Münchnerinnen!
Versuche: Zoe Vallinga 3x
Erhöhungen: Zoé Chioato

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Désirée Jaksch, Céline Calvo, Karin Knigge, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Dorothée Mues, Carly Ludwig, Heidy Pedraza, Victoria Flint, Lisa Steyer, Zoé Chioato, Elisa Semedo, Zoé Vallinga

Trotz der knappen Ergebnisse sind die Münchner Frauen mit ihrer Entwicklung insgesamt zufrieden. Die noch offenen Baustellen im persönlichen Können der Spielerinnen sowie im Zusammenspiel als Mannschaft werden die nächsten zwei Wochen mit Hilfe ihrer Trainerin weiter angegangen. Dann erwartet die MRFC Ladies bereits der nächste Spieltag in Nürnberg. Nun punktgleich mit Studentenstadt Rugby, aber aufgrund der schlechteren Versuchsdifferenz auf Platz zwei der Liga geführt, freuen sie sich bereits jetzt darauf, die Tabellenspitze angreifen zu können!

Frauen Snowrugbyturnier in Tarvisio (Italien)
Samstag 14.01. und Sonntag 15.01. Bericht: Victoria Flint

 

I am Victoria from America and already played Rugby back home. A few years ago I came to Europe and always looked for teams to play Rugby with. Not long ago I played for the Valchirie team in Tarvisio, Italy. During this time I learned about a tournament that they have been hosting since 2013. It was the first time I heard about Snow Rugby. Since July 2015 I am part of the MRFC Ladies Rugby Team and I wanted the team to take part of this interesting Snow Rugby experience. So, finally in 2016, we managed to get a full squad of 10 MRFC players and coach to take part at the 2017 tournament.
The weather forecast for Tarvisio was abysmal for Snow Rugby during the week before the tournament. There was grass everywhere and the only snow was the artificial snow created for the ski slopes. But Thursday night before the tournament started, it snowed non-stop for 24 hours. It was as if the snow had been ordered just for the tournament, with approximately 25 centimeters of new snow. On top of the beautiful snow in -8 C weather, the sun shined on both Saturday and Sunday, for a picturesque weekend.
There were 10 women’s teams divided up into 2 pools.

Day #1: Saturday, 14. January, 2017
The 1st game we played against was an Italian team from Gemona called Duckesse. I had played against this team numerous times when I played for Valchirie. The Duckesse were able to score the first try of the game, and we were unable to catch up. Our lack of experience on the techniques of Snow Rugby, and our poor defensive line created a situation where we struggled to maintain control of the ball. We lost our first game 3:4 (2:3) but that would be the last time during the weekend that we would experience a defeat. After playing our first game, we analyzed our mistakes and created a flawless game plan that would be used throughout the rest of the tournament.

The 2nd game was against Donau Piraten from Vienna. After learning from our mistakes during the first game, we dominated for our first win in the tournament. We worked together as a team, made our tackles, and always made sure our players had support. We came away with an amazing and well deserved win of 7:1.

The 3rd game against Lidorelle Venezia was a tough match. Venezia came out strong with the first try in a matter of seconds, but we matched that try quickly after. Due to our higher fitness levels, we were fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of Venezia’s mistakes. We ended the game with another win of 6:4 (4:1).

The 4th and final game for Saturday was against Rugby Olimpija from Ljubljana, Slovenia. After winning two games in a row and gaining more experience playing on snow, we had the momentum to defeat the last team for the day. We won with a score of 8:3.

After the 4 matches from day 1, we enjoyed a night celebrating our wins and our exponential development throughout the day. We finished 1st in our pool!

Day #2: Sunday, 15. January, 2017
After our wins from Saturday, we were ready to continue dominating in the semi-final. Our 5th game, semi-final, was against an Italian team called Barcollo ma non mollo. This team finished 2nd in their pool. We knew they were going to be a tough fight, but we used the momentum from Saturday to win the game with a score of 8:3. We defeated them with a score of 8:3, allowing us to play in the finals!

The final
Shortly after the 5th game finished, we learned who our opponents would be for the final: Valchirie Tarvisio. For me, it was a special moment to play against the team I have trained and played with before. I have so much respect for them, and I know firsthand how strong they play together. We were all nervous to play against the defending champions from Snow Rugby 2016, but I was especially nervous. Our defensive line had gotten grown and gotten stronger throughout the tournament and it was time to finally prove ourselves. The first couple of minutes went by without a try for both teams. The first round of subs came in for both teams, and that’s when the try count started. MRFC scored the first try. Valchirie answered a minute later, but we answered seconds later. Half-time ended with a score of 2:1 for MRFC.
Valchirie started the second half strong by scoring a try seconds after the start, but we answered immediately after. Our defensive line was able to create turnovers that we capitalized to score tries. We defeated Valchirie and fought until the last second with a score of 6:3 (2:1).

This means that MRFC is the reigning champs for Snow Rugby Tarvisio 2017!!

Player of the Day/Weekend: Stéphanie Mues – the team voted that our highly cherished and respected coach deserves player of the day because of her dedication to the team and her ability to unite a team together. None of the players shined because MRFC shined as one.
MRFC try count for and against was 38:18 (+12 try difference), which is the best try count for the women’s tournament.

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Zoe Chioato, Victoria Flint, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Alicia Liebe, Dorothe Mues, Elisa Semedo, Melisaa Stange, Lisa Steyer, Heather Talley, Zoe Vallinga

A special note must be given to the sponsors of the tournament. KiT (Knowledge in Teamwear), who provided amazing gear that kept our players warm. Heineken, who helped our players continue playing into the 3rd half, by providing beer. And Roncadin Pizza, who kept our players well-fed with warm tasty pizzas! Lastly, a big thank you to the organizers of the tournament, who have put so much effort to create another great, super organized and challenging tournament!! For those who are curious about playing Snow Rugby in Tarvisio in the following years, visit their Facebook page to find out more information! https://www.facebook.com/rugbyonsnow.

If you want to re-watch games #1, 3 & 6, Snow Rugby Tarvisio recorded all games that were on pitch #1. Just follow the link to Canale Rugby’s Youtube page.

Day 1, Morning

MRFC vs. Duckesse, start watching at 47:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug5EhlHYhds

Day 1, Afternoon

MRFC vs. Venezia, start watching at 1:11:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU7KcT2vLnA

Day 2 Afternoon

MRFC vs. Valchirie, start watching at 1:21:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fhCqMFfA8E

Frauen Regionalligaturnier in Unterföhring
Sonntag, 27. November 2016, Bericht: Zoe Vallinga

 

This tournament marks the end of a promising first half of the season and allows our MRFC team to enter the winter break with good spirits.  From September, when they first started playing rugby 7s, our ladies have continued to improve from tournament to tournament and have grown as a team; improving their support and game play significantly.
They should be very proud of their second place and should have high hopes for the second half of the season.

 München RFC : TUS Fürstenfeldbruck
21 : 05

The girls really struggled to find the flow of the game, resulting in a very messy match with a continuous change in possession. This did not prevent the MRFC ladies from scoring tries however, and soon enough Lisa Steyer managed to put the ball down behind the line after an effective team breakthrough. Fortunately the FFB ladies were unable to successfully capitalise on MRFC’s mistakes and thus the MRFC girls managed to keep the opposition at bay despite many defensive errors. Then, Celine Calvo decided to take charge and broke through, the ball was quickly switched to the other side, where Zoé Chioato was able to break through and score a try.
In the second half the ladies started exerting more pressure on the FFB team and the communication on the pitch picked up significantly, resulting in a delightful team try after a succession of passes down the line to Estelle Vallander on the wing. Unfortunately, the MRFC ladies started to loose focus again towards the end of the match and many tackles were missed. This resulted in a try for FFB. Luckily great tackles from both Chioato and Calvo prevented two further tries by the opposition. All in all this was a disorganised game of missed opportunities and unnecessary turnovers. The MRFC ladies now had to get their heads together and try and improve their play.
Tries: Lisa Steyer, Zoé Chioato, Estelle Vallander
Conversions: Zsuzsanna Jakab, Zoé Chioato 2x

 München RFC : RC Regensburg 2000
26 : 10

This match started well, with the opposition being forced into their own half by a strong defensive line. Subsequently, the first try was quickly scored by Victoria Flint, running round the blind side after a scrum.  The opposition were unable to break through due to effective tackling by MRFC and soon, after switching the ball to the other side, the second try, by Vallander, followed. During the second half the team continued to show good passing and structure, putting the skills they practised in training to good use. The third try was scored by Zoë Vallinga running down the wing after a nice loop from Alicia Liebe. Regensburg swiftly responded by scoring a try after a missed tackle by MRFC. This forced the girls to wake up again and restructure their defence and Liebe led the way by taking the ball and sidestepping the Regensburg ladies to score the fourth try. The game ended by Regensburg scoring one final try, but to no avail as the MRFC ladies emerged as the clear winners.
Tries: Victoria Flint, Estelle Vallander, Zoë Vallinga, Alicia Liebe
Conversion: Victoria Flint 2x, Zoé Chioato

München RFC : Würzburger RK
31 : 07

This final group stage game was very important as Würzburg would prove to be the ladies’ toughest opposition so far and the outcome of this game would ultimately determine their opponent in the semi final. After a great motivational speech from the captain Chioato the girls stepped on to the pitch with a newly found, vivacious spirit. This switch in mind-set was apparent from the kick-off, as the quality of play improved significantly. After succession of passes from side to side, Carlotta Ludwig was able to break through and passed the ball wide to Vallinga who put down the first try. MRFC’s pressure on Würzburg was very effective and the second try was scored by Flint after a lovely turnover. The Würzburg ladies really struggled to get into the game due to the strong MRFC side and they made many mistakes which the MRFC girls didn’t hesitate to utilise. After a combination of passes by the Zoe’s, Chioato scored yet another try, highlighting MRFC’s determination to finish top of their group.
Now Würzburg started retaliate, testing the defensive line and attempting more runs through gaps. Fortunately, the MRFC girls didn’t back down and remained strong defensively and a hard chase and tackle by Chioato prevented a Würzburg try. However, eventually a Würzburg player managed to breakthrough and was able to score their first try.
In the second half MRFC gave Würzburg no space to play their game plan, continually moving up swiftly and rucking effectively. After the ball was won from a scrum, Chioato scored an additional try following a strong run through the opposition’s defensive line. The Würzburg ladies had no chance against this strong MRFC team and the match ended with one final try by Chioato.
Tries: Zoë Vallinga, Victoria Flint, Zoé Chioato 3x
Conversions: Zoé Chioato 3x

Halbfinale:   München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg
10 : 07

After a strong victory against Würzburg, the MRFC ladies were now confident in facing Nürnberg in a battle for a place in the final. This match was very challenging as Nürnberg proved to be a strong opponent and their tackles very forceful, leaving a number of players injured. Both sides were showing impressive defensive lines, not allowing the other team to breakthrough or gain ground. Unfortunately, Nürnberg managed to create a gap in MRFC’s defensive line and managed to break through and score a try. This also boosted the Nürnberg players’ confidence and they increased the speed of their game, pushing the MRFC girls back into their own half. Then Lisa Goldmann was penalised for a high tackle and was removed from the pitch, meaning MRFC were now outnumbered. Despite this setback the girls continued to tackle strong and hold the defensive line. To make up her mistake Goldmann put down a trysaving tackle when she got back on to the field running that extra ten meter.
After a wide ball to the wing, Vallinga managed to run round the Nürnberg defence and score a try, bringing MRFC back into the game. They now collectively moved up as a line forcing the Nürnberg girls back and induced mistakes into Nürnberg’s game. Another try by Vallinga saw the girls take the lead and win this match in order to progress to the final where they would face the StuSta team.
Tries: Zoë Vallinga 2x

Finale:   München RFC : RC Stusta München
05 : 27

So far, the MRFC ladies had improved from match to match in this tournament and would now have to face their biggest challenge of the day: beating StuSta a second time. From the moment the ref blew his whistle, the pressure was on and both sides fought hard to force gaps in the opposition’s defensive line. The MRFC team were being put under a lot of pressure and were frequently trapped in their 22, having to kick out in order to prevent tries. However, MRFC held their ground and showed impressive rugby, tackling hard and stopping the StuSta girls in their attempts to penetrate the line. StuSta, however, remained dominant and did not give the ball away easily, resulting in a nice run round the wing and a subsequent try for StuSta. The MRFC ladies continued to work effectively as a team, but were unable to prevent successive tries by StuSta. The match ended in high spirits with Chioato scoring one final try for the MRFC proving the girls that exactly what they train so hard for every week will bring them tries.
Despite the loss the MRFC ladies played a strong match and a great tournament, proving to be worthy contenders for the top spots.
Try: Zoé Chioato

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Celine Calvo, Zoé Chiaoto (c), Victoria Flint, Lisa Goldmann, Zsuzsi Jakab, Desiree Jaksch, Alicia Liebe, Carlotta Ludwig, Heidy Pedraza, Lisa Steyer, Estelle Vallender, Zoë Vallinga.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the team!

Frauen
Austrian 7’s tournament in Wien, Samstag, 5. November 2016, Bericht: Elisa Semedo

Practice makes perfect yet again. So the girls from Munich used the opportunity to play in Austria again. Also they gave a few girls from Augsburg and Unterföhring the chance to gain some game time.

RAK Olimpija Ljubljana : München RFC
10 : 21

The first try happen early in the game, scored and converted by Victoria Flint after an convincing dummy run. The Munich Ladies (and friends) were very efficient in defence, keeping the line and stealing the ball from the opponent team a few times. The second try also also happened in the first half, scored by Lisa Goldman and converted by Flint. And also before the end of the first half, came the first try for the opponent team. The second half didn't start in the best way for Munich with the ladies from Olympia scoring their second try and narrowing the points difference. This was mainly the result of a sloppy defence line, which allowed the opponents to get through in more than one occasion. And when in attack, the ball was not being passed on time (problem that also happened in the first half, even though it was not that accentuated). and the fact that, whenever a player would manage to break the line, there would be no other player in support. Despite these issues, the last try of this game was once again scored and converted by Flint.

RFC Graz : München RFC
10 : 27

From the beginning, the second game was shaping up to be a bit more challenging than the first one, and the MRFC Ladies had to be focused from the beginning. And they did exactly that, putting out a good performance in defence, as well as in attack. The first try for this game also came early into the first half, with Zoe Vallinga outrunning the defender and scoring under the post. That gave her the perfect set up for the kick, which she was able to convert. MRFC was winning 7:00. Back into the attacking mode, the passes were much more fluid and the team was gaining ground. Line Al Fassih made a great break and was brilliantly supported by the rest of the team. The ball was passed to Caro… (Augsburg) continued the work Al Fassih had started and Vallinga, who was in support, picked up the ball after Caro was tackled and score what could be considered a great team try. Before the end of the first half the opponent team also scored two tries, which made the points difference between the two teams very slim. The second half started better for the MRFC Ladies with a try from Goldman, following a penalty on Al Fassih for high tackle. The later took a quick penalty and Goldman was there when the time came, sprinting towards the try line. The next try came as a result of good hands work between the players and Flint was the one crossing the try line and grounding the ball.
And to give a great finish to this intense game, Goldman scored her second try and setting the final result to 27:10

SG RC Linc/ARC Leoben : München RFC
12 : 21

Being the last pool game of the day, the Munich Ladies seemed a bit more relaxed and it totally paid off. The first try, scored and converted by Flint, was a result of a great game read from the player, who kicked the ball after it came out of the scrum and ran to ground it before the opponent team would have a chance. The girls did not ease off on the pressure when defending and once they managed to win the ball back, their effort was rewarded with a try, following a fantastic run performed by Vallinga from the wing. And as expected, Flint's boot added two more points to the score. Right before the end of the first half the opponent team scored and converted the try, closing the gap between the two teams. The second half of the game did not start in Munich's favour and shortly after the restart, the Leoben girls had already scored two tries (mainly because Munich was not able to hold the line and the defence was starting to look chaotic). Thankfully there was still a bit of energy left in the players and after an amazing loop between Melissa Lange,
Caroline Schrumprecht and Valinga, the later had a last sprint over the try line and her effort was rewarded by a good conversion kick from Flint.

RC Donau Wien B : München RFC
29 : 12

Maybe because it had been a long cold day, maybe because the girls were tired or simply because they were not able to get their had into the game, the first half of the semifinal was not a display of MRFC's true skills. The Munich Ladies were not focused, the defence line was inexistent and the players were a bit all over the place. That allowed the Donau B team to break the line in various occasions and at the end of the first half Munich was losing 17:00.
During the second half the MRFC Ladies had their head back in the game and managed to turn the game around a bit. Unfortunately, considering the result by the end of the first half, it did not come as surprise that the final result was 29:12.

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Lisa Goldmann, Victoria Flint, Lisa Steyer, Zoë Vallinga, Désirée Jaksch, Melissa Stange, Line Al Fassih (Capt.), Dorothée Mues, Caro Schlumprecht [ARFC], Charlotte Jean [ARFC], Martina Pretzer [RCU]

Frauen Deutsche 7er Liga Süd in München Studenstadt
Samstag, 29. Oktober 2016, Bericht: Elisa Semedo

Saturday is rugby day, and this Saturday (despite the "unfriendly" weather) was an outstanding rugby day for the MRFC Ladies. Being the second tournament of the Regionalliga Süd, this was Munich's big hot at showing what they've got and make the other teams lives harder.

 München RFC : TUS Fürstenfeldbruck
20 : 00

The first pool game was played against Fürstenfeldbruck. And despite the fact that at some point it looked like the team would not be complete for the weekend, the MRFC Ladies were there and were more than ready for the kick-off. Even though the start of the game was not exactly the one we were hoping for, the girls managed to demonstrate that they were the better team and winning by 20:0 (10:0) at half time. Although this was a convincing victory, this was definitely not the level of rugby our ladies are capable of producing, and they were well aware of it. There were a few areas that would need to be improved in order to move forward in the tournament, being the main one the fact that the passes were being made at a very late stage, slowing the game and compromising the efficiency of the play.
Tries: Zoé Chioato (2x), Lisa Goldmann (2x)

 München RFC : RC Unterföhring
38 : 00

The second game of the pool stage was played against Unterföhring, a fairly inexperienced team, which would give us the perfect opportunity to practice our game plan and allow the new player to get some game time. Taking into consideration the feedback provided at the end of the first game, this was a much better display of the skills the MRFC Ladies have been learning and the results showed exactly that. At the end of the first half result was 17:0 to us. The good performance continued during the second half with three more tries, scored by our fantastic sprinter Estelle Vallender (4th and 6th), and Zsuzsanna Jakab.
Tries: Zoë Vallinga, Zoé Chioato, Estelle Vallender(3x), Zsuzsanna Jakab
Conversions: Zoé Chioato, Zsuzsanna Jakab (3x)

 München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg
12 : 17

The last game of the pool stage was definitely the hardest and the Munich Ladies were all aware of that. But that did not stop them from fighting hard and trying their very best to show that they were at the same level as last year's winner. At the end of the first half, the score was a fair 5:5, which was just another confirmation of the fact that our ladies were well up for this challenge. The fight continued into the second half, and even though we ended up loosing the match, the ladies held their head high, as they played beautifully and definitely made the spectators proud.
Tries: Zoë Vallinga, Zoé Chioato
Conversion: Zoé Chioato

 Halbfinale: München RFC : RC Stusta München
12 : 00

As expected from any derby, the semifinal against Stusta was a very exciting game and (as said by the referee) the best game until then. Our girls entered the pitch with their head high and filled with confidence. And this confidence translated into the way they played these 14 minutes. The Munich ladies were fierce and played the level of rugby we all know they are capable of. When defending the girls kept the line, preventing the opponent team from breaking through, and when attacking they made sure they kept the possession and moved forward with every movement. The tries were scored during the first half by Chioato and converted by Jakab. As the final whistle was blown, the MRFC Ladies were truly overwhelmed. Not as the StuSta girls, the girls played according to the whistle and were putting their label on the game as asked by captain Chioato just ahead of the game. It had been a while since the last time we won this derby and the players made sure this was a convincing win. History was definitely in the making!
Tries: Zoé Chioato (2x)
Conversion : Zsuzsanna Jakab

 Finale: München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg
17 : 15

After an unfortunately delay, the Munich Ladies were finally on the pitch and ready to face Nürnberg once again. Even though the excitement was no longer at it's higher point, the girls still wanted very much to claim the winner's title for this tournament and were more than ready to make it happen. The game did not start in the best way for our girls, who at some point were losing 15:7. Yet again Munich scored the first try but was taken by surprise afterwards and Nürnberg was forcing the girls back. But they did not give up and managed to come back into the game. With only two points difference and, in what I personally consider to have been one of the most intense rugby games I have seen the MRFC Ladies play, they claimed to 1st position.
Tries: Zoë Vallinga (2x), Zoé Chioato
Conversion : Zoé Chioato

Despite the outstanding result the girls can still improve but on the other hand who can’t still keep on learning?
For the next tournament Munich is in a pole position to again claim the title.

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Audrey Collin, Céline Calvo, Lisa Goldmann, Line Al Fassih, Lisa Steyer, Melissa Stange, Zoé Chioato (Capt.),Zsuzsi Jakab,Victoria Flint, Heidy Pedraza, Zoë Vallinga, Estelle Vallender