Deutsche Meisterschaften U14
Heidelberg, 27.05. und 28.05.2017


Bericht: John Pritchard
Giacomo Bernobi
John Pritcard
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC: Jérémie Kerschensteiner, Anton Eldracher, Adam Lauvergne, Konstantin Fiedler, Oscar de Broissia, Fynn Khiari, Cilian Moughty, Quentin Moughty, David Pritchard,  Connor De Lucia, Lucas Delord, Theo Gavras, Georg Lorenz, Basile de Broissia, Vincent Bonetti, Chris Riedmeyr, Miguel Garbino, Timo Bode, Tane Varchmin.

The MRFC U14s joined nine other teams to participate in the 2017 Deutsche Meisterschaft held in Heidelberg over the weekend of May 27 & 28. Day one featured group phase play, consisting of two groups of five. MRFC won one of its games and lost the other three, thus finishing 4th in Group-B. All of the games were tough encounters, with MRFC generally always facing physically bigger opponents. Their win agains Köln however was particularly deserved. They came back from a 7-0 deficit at halftime to score two excellent tries and take the game 10-7. Day two, finals day, saw MRFC face the third placed team from Group-A, RK03 Berlin. Munich conceded two quick tries, but then fought back into the game preventing RK03 Berlin from scoring again during the first half and dominating possession and field position and eventually being rewarded with a try before halftime. The second half saw Munich continue its positional and possession dominance, but they were unable to convert it into more points, though they came agonisingly close on several occasions. Eventually RK03 Berlin scored two more tries. In the final game of the tournament for Munich, the 7th/8th place playoff, the 110mins of rugby of the morning and previous day had taken its toll and an exhausted MRFC were beaten by Victoria Linden.
Thus MRFC finished in a thoroughly deserved 8th place which is an accurate reflection of their place in German rugby. The team should be proud of their performance where they should courage, endurance, skill and as always they competed from the first whistle until the very last.
Thanks go to the boys principally, especially our three U12s, Connor, Quentin and Basile, without whom we would not have been able to participate, to our accompanying parents Gennaro, Martin and Scott who gave help and support throughout the weekend, and to all the supporters who followed online with so much encouragement and support via WhatsApp!

München RFC : Victoria Linden 5:36
München RFC : ASV Köln 10:7
München RFC : RG Heidelberg 10:42
München RFC : Berliner RC 5:19
München RFC : RK Berlin 03 5:19
München RFC : Victoria Linden 0:45

8. Platz