2. Bundesliga Süd
München, 4. November 2017, Bericht:
Javier Gonzales

München RFC : Karlsruher SV
53 : 13

Saturday is a rugby day and that's why a big crowd showed up at Großhadren on a mild autumn day in Munich. As the fans got hungry, there was no cake sale that day, they demanded a extra effort from MRFC first XV. A Karlsruhe side was ready and optimistic about repeating their victory on the first game of the season, but that was not going to happen.
Before the game a minute of silence was made in memory of our beloved friend Gordon King who left us on November 3rd.
With the kick-off being made, both teams put their best effort in the first 10 mins, with a tight and fair game in every corner of the pitch. But Munich had a secret weapon, lock #5 David Clegg, on BEAST MODE, doing everything, from turnovers to tapping quick penalties and assisting teammates. Those were 30min of pure magic!! Enough time to put MRFC up in the scoreboard, tries from Fred Odur x2, Billinho Buff and David "The Beast" Clegg + 3 conversions from Fred Begards, left us with 26 points. Just a few little mistakes form the Munich side let Karlsruhe score a try and a penalty. HT score 26-8
Second half started with a confidence boost for MRFC and a commitment to improve an already good first half. The Lions took control of the game, and with possession and patience, they dominated Karlsruhe form the beginning to the end. First with a try from #7 Robert Schuster and then with running show by Brian Kikawa on the last 20 min of the game, he scored two tries and gave an assistance to Javier Gonzalez for another one. Billinho Buff was again present on the scoreboard with a try on the 60th minute. French Fred added another convertion to put MRFC score in 53. Karlsruhe scored another try at the end of the game. That will put the final score 53-13.
Overall was a really good game to watch, the fans were so happy that they forgot about the absent cake sale. Something that apparently the players didn't.
MRFC is still on the race for a playoff spot that will be decided next year. Right now we need to focus on the Ligapokal match next week. Same opposition team on the same field.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
1. Jose Martin
2. Niklas Graf
3. Gerd Gerhards (ab 50.min Adrian Schiller)
4. Guilherme Buff (ab 65.min Tobias Lefherz)
5. David Clegg
6. Miguel Hernandez (ab 55.min Patrick Schenk)
7. Robert Schuster
8. Ramathan Govule
9. Antoine Miguet (Capt.)
10. Frederic Begards
11. Robin Compeyron (ab 55.min Douglas Kenison)
12. Sam Cross
13. Fred Odur
14. Brian Kikawa
15. Jakab Fafiolu (ab 51.min Javier Gonzales)

Versuche: Guilherme Biuff 2x, Fred Odur 2x, Brian Kikawa 2x, David Clegg, Robert Schuster, Javier Gonzales
Erhöhungen: Frederic Begards 4x