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U16, U18 Freundschaftsspiel
Starnberg, 20. Novemberber 2016, Bericht:
Ged Owains

Trainer: Chris Rolle
Teammanager: Ged Owains

On 20 November, a MRFC-StuSta U16-U18 Spielgemeinschaft played Munich International School, and Stuttgart-Neckerhausen, at the school premises in Starnberg.  It was a fine winter’s day, sunny but chilled, but a wonderful setting for some fine youth rugby.
Five games were played altogether, 3 games for the U16-U18, and two for the MRFC U14 13-a-side team against Stuttgart. Most players had a good 80 minutes playing time.
We (SG M+S) played a good U16+U18 game against MIS, albeit losing 6 tries to nil.  The MIS team, trained by MRFC’s own Lion, were particularly strong in the rucks and too many turnovers led to MIS dominating possession.  Nevertheless, it was a strong contest with good running and team play on both sides.  MRFC-StuSta have now won one game, MIS one game, and we look forward to a third challenge in the Spring. 
We then played a pure U16 team from MRFC+StuSta+MIS against Stuttgart, which beat Stuttgart 35:0.  It was however more evenly matched than the score suggests, and gave our U16 a good game and a taste of success. 
This allowed the U18s a final but short second game at the end against MIS, which MIS also won 3 tries to nil. 
Thanks to Lance, Dan and Alan for refereeing, and to Ian and Simon from StuSta for their support.
Thanks also to MIS for once again hosting us on their wonderful pitch and premises, and we look forward to another contest in the near future. 

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Valentin Neuhaus, Jonas Biebl, Adrien Vermersch, Louis de Battista, Jamie Owens, Jonathan Bonetti; Alex Bonetti; Julius Girardin; Basille and Cillian