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2. Bundesliga Süd

München, 29. Mai 2004, Bericht: Thomas Hensel

 

München RFC : Karlsruher SV
67 : 3

Bei herrlichem Wetter fand in Großhadern ein Rugbyfest statt. München startete gleich von Beginn an aggressiv. Das Ziel war es den Gegner vom Platz zu fegen und ihm zu zeigen das München diese Saison nur einmal zu Hause zu schlagen war und dieses Spiel lag bereits hinter uns. Nach einem starken Sturmangriff auf halb rechter Position war es Alan Moughty, der den ersten Versuch legte. Helmut Kraiger erhöhte sicher. Den anschließenden Kick Off nutze der Gegner um bis in die Münchner 22 zu kommen. Aus einem offenen Gedränge heraus bekamen sie einen Straftritt wegen Hände im Gedränge und die Nummer 13 verwandelte sicher.
Doch München war an in diesem Tag nicht zu stoppen. In der ersten Halbzeit wurden noch drei Versuche gelegt, die allesamt aber nicht erhöht werden konnten. Der Halbzeitstand war 24:3.
Die zweite Halbzeit ging genau so weiter wie die erste aufhörte. Es war ein Spiel auf nur ein Malfeld. Besonders an diesem Tag war der Teamgeist der förmlich das Spiel der Münchner bestimmte. Sowohl der Sturm, der jedes Gedränge und die Gassen dominierte als auch die Dreiviertelreihe spielten so gut zusammen wie man es in dieser Saison vergleichsweise gegen Offenbach getan hatte. Man of the match? An diesem Tag war das die gesamte Mannschaft. Der Endstand von 67:3 ist ein Indiz für diese Leistung. Großartig!

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1 Helmut Kraiger (ab 48.min Tobias Dassinger)
2 Johannes Muhle-Karbe 
3 Marc Sijbers 
4 Victor Curtis 
5 Florian Dörner 
6 Jerome Prieto (ab 50.min Simon Purslove)
7 Jason Hunt (ab 60.min Eric Ramatchandirane)
8 Ferdinand Richter (Capt.) 
9 Alan Moughty 
10 Perry Chinnery 
11 Thomas Hensel 
12 Christoph Edenhofer 
13 Bill Rogan 
14 Stephane Ernoux (ab 60.min Edmund Gemmell)
15 Gerriet Ehlers

Versuche: Alan Moughty 5x, Perry Chinnery 2x, Thomas Hensel, Jerome Prieto, Simon Purslove, Jason Hunt

Erhöhungen: Helmut Kraiger 2x, Perry Chinnery 4x

2. Bundesliga Süd

Heidelberg, 16. Mai 2004, Bericht: Thomas Hensel

 

Heidelberger RK : München RFC
50 : 11

HRK hat eine Reihe von hohen Siegen hinter sich und wir haben den Grund dafür erfahren. Im offenen Spiel war HRK überlegend und ihre Kontern waren immer gefährlich. Selbst in den Standardsituationen, wo München in letzter Zeit die Oberhand gehabt hat, hat der HRK Sturm uns das Leben schwer gemacht: wir haben zwar unsere Gedrängen gewonnen aber sind auch immer nach hinten geschoben worden. Kicks sind nicht ins Aus gegangen und die flinke HRK Hintermannschaft hat das gut ausgenutzt.
Kein schönes Spiel aus Münchner Sicht aber, wie immer, die Rückfahrt war lustig und wir haben ein paar neue Strophen zu „Singing in the Rain“ vom Stuart gelernt.

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1 Helmut Kraiger (ab 50.min Eric Ramatchandirane)
2 Johannes Muhle-Karbe 
3 Marc Sijbers 
4 Victor Curtis 
5 Florian Dörner (ab 50.min Tobias Dassinger)
6 Jerome Prieto (ab 50.min Simon Purslove)
7 Jason Hunt 
8 Ferdinand Richter (Capt.) 
9 Martin Krüger 
10 Bill Rogan 
11 Rolf Benglan 
12 Christoph Edenhofer 
13 Thomas Hensel 
14 Stephane Ernoux 
15 Gerriet Ehlers

Versuch: Ferdinand Richter

Penalties: Helmut Kraiger 2x

2. Bundesliga Süd

München, 09. Mai 2004, Bericht: Alan Moughty

 

München RFC : BSC Offenbach
15 : 27

 What a difference a day makes (well, in this case two weeks). A lot of questions were being asked of the Munich pack, with the line-outs and scrums just not clicking together in the previous week's encounter against Köln. But after Sunday's display of control on our own ball and the demolition of the Offenbach's line-out, just shows what they are capable off. On our on ball, Muhle-Karbe's throwing was pin point with Dörner claiming everything that came his way. On the defense, Prieto and Dörner together caused trouble all day for their opponents.
But not everything was running as smooth as our pack, and with some first time tackles being missed, Offenbach's 2nd centre was allowed in under the posts after 2 minutes of play. Conversion over  00 - 07. From the restart, Munich started to apply the pressure, with Richter leading the way with a charge down on the clearance kick, but Offenbach was able to get reassembled and finally got the ball away. Line-out for Munich on the 10 meter line, ball to Prieto, secured, maul formed and travelling at speed up to try line, with Offenbach under huge pressure, keeping Munich just short of the line, Moughty spots the line, pick and go, score ….. but no, he's just held short of the line, Penalty to Offenbach. From the restart Offenbach make sure of the clearance, Munich Line-out just inside their Half, Dörner collects, but is taken out, Penalty to Munich. Chinnery kicks for touch. Line-out just in side the 22, Dörner takes again, maul is set up and worked inwards, good ball serviced to Moughty, who connects with Chinnery on the blind side, Chinnery dummies, draws the tackler, Hensel and Prieto in-support, the pass is delayed, miss pass to Prieto who scores in the corner, what a wonderful try, straight off the training pitch. Conversion is missed 05 – 07. Offenbach restart, Munich having some problems with the restarts, give away the ball. Offenbach with ball in hand try to break through the lines, but are unable to find any gaps, Offenbach just inside 22, unable to make any ground, they opt for a drop goal., which is awarded 05 – 10. Line-out stolen again, the Munich forwards take it up the park, ball is out for Moughty, Chinnery goes blind, passes to Chinnery, who was unable to collect it, a lucky bounce into the hands of Hensel, who ate up the ground before him to score in the corner. Conversion missed 10 – 10. Half time.
Offenbach kick off, but Munich still have not go themselves sorted out for the kick-offs, and the ball is let bounce into touch. Offenbach start to build up some phases but the Munich defence is solid, but with some undisciplined play, Offenbach are given a penalty, the ball is put into touch, Offenbach line-out just short of the Munich line, good work by the jumper once again, no clean ball, Moughty has the ball, but is smothered by the Offenbach pack, ball is recycled well by them and it's worked through the hands, the Munich defence is stretched and a pop up pass to the outside centre sees him under to posts. The conversion is completed 10 – 17. Restart taken, good pressure by Munich forcing Offenbach into rushing their kick, line-out for Munich on the halfway line, Muhle-Karbe steps up, hits Prieto, who secures the ball and Munich get the maul on the move again, causing much trouble for Offenbach, who have to be very careful not to pull down the maul, as they had already been given their last warning for this. Ball is at the back of the maul, Munich in total control here, Offenbach are in a frenzy, Prieto and Hunt suddenly find themselves with the try line calling, Prieto takes off and scores on the left of the post. Chinnery steps up but is unable to convert 15 – 17. From the restart, tempers starting to heat up, some people have been given their final talking-to, next one and it's an early shower. Offenbach is given the penalty in front of the post. No mistake 15 – 20. Last quarter of the game all to play for, Good work from the line-out again by Munich, ball kept in hand, Moughty, feeds Chinnery who feeds Muhle-Karbe, the Offenbach defence is opening up interception, Offenbach are under the post with the conversion 15 – 27. But Munich are not finished yet, restart taken, Offenbach are under pressure, Chinnery is up their block a kick, collects the ball. But they are called back, Ref spots a knock on, Offenbach scrum. Good disruption by Munich, Offenbach clear their lines. Munich attack again but the Ref blows it up for penalty for Munich, Chinnery is now involved in a ruckus, to get a quick ball, Moughty is also there. A hand-bag is thrown, that's it - the Ref has had enough. Moughty for Munich and an Offenbach player are sent to the bin. Seven minutes left to play, Rogan moves into scrumhalf, Munich are attacking as if their lives depend on it, and again and again they hit the line but are just not able to get through. Offenbach playing for time, slowing the ball down on purpose, not allowing Munich to get quick ball, Coach Donoghue is crying for a penalty try, but there is none given. Turn over, Offenbach kick to touch and that it's game over. 15 - 27
Man of the match: Thomas Hensel

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1 Helmut Kraiger 
2 Johannes Muhle-Karbe 
3 Marc Sijbers 
4 Victor Curtis 
5 Florian Dörner 
6 Jerome Prieto 
7 Jason Hunt 
8 Ferdinand Richter (Capt.) 
9 Alan Moughty 
10 Perry Chinnery 
11 Thomas Hensel 
12 Christoph Edenhofer 
13 Bill Rogan 
14 Gerriet Ehlers 
15 Martin Krüger (ab 55.min Stephane Ernoux)

Versuche: Jerome Prieto 2x, Thomas Hensel

2. Bundesliga Süd

München, 24. April 2004, Bericht: Jerome Prieto

 

München RFC : ASV Köln
23 : 20

Another great rugby afternoon in Munich. Munich's rugby community met for the second weekend in a row in Großhadern. A community formed by active, post-active, not-active-but-here-anyway players and supporters. Jerseys from StuSta mingled with MRFC II's, savouring their postgame-beer, under the connoisseured eyes of Old Boys blacks' one. All where ready to support Munich playing against Köln. Unfortunately the girls were not present, as they were playing in Nuremberg.
It started off poorly, as, just before the game, Jeff Ganot was forced to withdraw because of a knee injury sustained in training. Bill Rogan moved to centre, and Scotsman Edmund Gemmell took his place on the wing. A key point, as these players both played an important role on this afternoon.  The first minutes were Munich's, playing well under the encouragement of Torsten Fiedler, back from holidays, but unfortunately not from injury. All began with a ruck, middle of the field, around the 22, the first five eighth Perry Chinnery took the ball blind, beat two Rheinländers, passed to Eddie, who, like an acrobat, caught the ball for a scottish try. Scottish not just because of the nationality of this player, but also for his economic run closer to the posts. Helmut Kraiger didn't  get the conversion, but he's excused, as it is lot of job to be president, prop, and kicker at the same time. 5-0 after few minutes, all looked like an easy afternoon for the Bavarians. The penalty converted by Köln was just the first signal, as a way to say: " Da simmer dabei ! Dat is..." Köln come back in the game and put a lot of pressure on Munich's defence, reaching the 15 meters in a good forwards and backs move. It looked like they would score, as a player whose name we don't remember intercepted the ball, and began the sprint of his life. After half an eternity, or 30 meters, it depends on if your running on the field or supporting with your beer in hand, the first cramp forced this unknown the slow down, and thinking about support. 20 meters after, the second cramp reminded him of the urgent necessity of support in this game. As it didn't come, he tried a quarterback-like pass and fell dead on the grass. He was just dug up by "Carlitos" Martini, who was seen running for the first time in memory. All for nothing, because the feukinge (a french word meaning "very astute" - Ed.) referee judged a 3 minute long advantage for Köln and came back to a penalty. The referee, in Bavaria well known as "Rollo", who has to be really thanked anyway for his last minute helping for the second time, and his great job in these conditions. But the moment was saved and Munich came back in the game. Line out for Munich, half way from the promised land. Crap line out, the locals won the ball though, and the scrum half Alan Moughty ran at two of the Rheinlanders, dummy, and pass the ball as he was tackled to second five eighth Christoph " Nußi" Edenhofer, who with lot of efforts managed to keep hold of it! He drew the opposition nicely, and passed to Perry who after a good move gave the ball to Bill for a 22 meters run! What a try for Munich! As Bill is not quite the Scot that Eddie is, he got as close as he could to the posts. But Helmut, more than president, prop, and kicker, is Austrian, and it's definitely too much a job to convert the try. Köln were still fighting and forced the locals to come back in their camp. 10 meters from the line, the fly-half dummied the pass inside for the forwards, and took advantage of a personal defence failure to score. Conversion is done. Change in Munich team: Tobias Dassinger found his place back in second row, replacing the unknown player, whose heroic run was too much, and Victor Curtis moved to the back row, which gave him the opportunity to taste openlier his "old" shoulders. 10-10 at the half time, it was time for new beers for the supporters, and to move the Old Boys 5 meters from their place, because they began to take root. It was the time for "Loly" Donoghue, to give his tactics for the second half. We had the proof that Helmut understands Japanese, because he scored a penalty and gave Munich the lead at the start of the second half. He wasn't the only one too score: Perry used the Bavarian kamikaze wind to score under the post. Plus 2 points from the conversion made it 20-10. Gerriet Ehlers have to leave the field after a good game, and Stéphane Ernoux entered the arena, helping Babou Ramatchandirane not feeling alone as the only Frenchman on the field. Köln did not give up, and more than that found their way back into the Munich camp. After having scoring a penalty, a long battle began on the try line. Not deciding to open, they challenged Munich's defence in the short side, and in spite of a good fight, the captain and second row Arne Fischer scored in force under the posts. With the conversion, 20-20, it looked like a drawn match, just like in Köln. 4 minutes to go.... and the miracle happened! Perry said that the plan was to kick off, win the ball, and move the ruck towards the posts, then he'd go for a drop goal. The maul was not won after the kick off, but soon after a penalty was awarded, which was kicked for touch near the 22. Ball for Perry....kick!...does he try the up and under? an ave Maria kick? Does he know what he's doing? Anyway the ball flew high in the air, and took time, a lot of time, a lot a lot of time to come back to earth, and just kissed the post for a victory drop goal!!! All the scribes pounced on the sarcophagus to consult the holy papyrus, to know when was MRFC last drop goal. The win was there, and the party could begin. If unfortunately Köln had to drive back, Munich's rugby world stayed a long time together for a good party and celebrating Eddie's 50th game!
PS: Did anybody think to move the Old boys after the game.Another great rugby afternoon in Munich. Munich's rugby community met for the second weekend in a row in Großhadern. A community formed by active, post-active, not-active-but-here-anyway players and supporters. Jerseys from StuSta mingled with MRFC II's, savouring their postgame-beer, under the connoisseured eyes of Old Boys blacks' one. All where ready to support Munich playing against Köln. Unfortunately the girls were not present, as they were playing in Nuremberg.
It started off poorly, as, just before the game, Jeff Ganot was forced to withdraw because of a knee injury sustained in training. Bill Rogan moved to centre, and Scotsman Edmund Gemmell took his place on the wing. A key point, as these players both played an important role on this afternoon.
The first minutes were Munich's, playing well under the encouragement of Torsten Fiedler, back from holidays, but unfortunately not from injury. All began with a ruck, middle of the field, around the 22, the first five eighth Perry Chinnery took the ball blind, beat two Rheinländers, passed to Eddie, who, like an acrobat, caught the ball for a scottish try. Scottish not just because of the nationality of this player, but also for his economic run closer to the posts. Helmut Kraiger didn't  get the conversion, but he's excused, as it is lot of job to be president, prop, and kicker at the same time. 5-0 after few minutes, all looked like an easy afternoon for the Bavarians. The penalty converted by Köln was just the first signal, as a way to say: " Da simmer dabei ! Dat is..." Köln come back in the game and put a lot of pressure on Munich's defence, reaching the 15 meters in a good forwards and backs move. It looked like they would score, as a player whose name we don't remember intercepted the ball, and began the sprint of his life. After half an eternity, or 30 meters, it depends on if your running on the field or supporting with your beer in hand, the first cramp forced this unknown the slow down, and thinking about support. 20 meters after, the second cramp reminded him of the urgent necessity of support in this game. As it didn't come, he tried a quarterback-like pass and fell dead on the grass. He was just dug up by "Carlitos" Martini, who was seen running for the first time in memory. All for nothing, because the feukinge (a french word meaning "very astute" - Ed.) referee judged a 3 minute long advantage for Köln and came back to a penalty. The referee, in Bavaria well known as "Rollo", who has to be really thanked anyway for his last minute helping for the second time, and his great job in these conditions. But the moment was saved and Munich came back in the game. Line out for Munich, half way from the promised land. Crap line out, the locals won the ball though, and the scrum half Alan Moughty ran at two of the Rheinlanders, dummy, and pass the ball as he was tackled to second five eighth Christoph " Nußi" Edenhofer, who with lot of efforts managed to keep hold of it! He drew the opposition nicely, and passed to Perry who after a good move gave the ball to Bill for a 22 meters run! What a try for Munich! As Bill is not quite the Scot that Eddie is, he got as close as he could to the posts. But Helmut, more than president, prop, and kicker, is Austrian, and it's definitely too much a job to convert the try. Köln were still fighting and forced the locals to come back in their camp. 10 meters from the line, the fly-half dummied the pass inside for the forwards, and took advantage of a personal defence failure to score. Conversion is done. Change in Munich team: Tobias Dassinger found his place back in second row, replacing the unknown player, whose heroic run was too much, and Victor Curtis moved to the back row, which gave him the opportunity to taste openlier his "old" shoulders. 10-10 at the half time, it was time for new beers for the supporters, and to move the Old Boys 5 meters from their place, because they began to take root. It was the time for "Loly" Donoghue, to give his tactics for the second half. We had the proof that Helmut understands Japanese, because he scored a penalty and gave Munich the lead at the start of the second half. He wasn't the only one too score: Perry used the Bavarian kamikaze wind to score under the post. Plus 2 points from the conversion made it 20-10. Gerriet Ehlers have to leave the field after a good game, and Stéphane Ernoux entered the arena, helping Babou Ramatchandirane not feeling alone as the only Frenchman on the field. Köln did not give up, and more than that found their way back into the Munich camp. After having scoring a penalty, a long battle began on the try line. Not deciding to open, they challenged Munich's defence in the short side, and in spite of a good fight, the captain and second row Arne Fischer scored in force under the posts. With the conversion, 20-20, it looked like a drawn match, just like in Köln. 4 minutes to go.... and the miracle happened! Perry said that the plan was to kick off, win the ball, and move the ruck towards the posts, then he'd go for a drop goal. The maul was not won after the kick off, but soon after a penalty was awarded, which was kicked for touch near the 22. Ball for Perry....kick!...does he try the up and under? an ave Maria kick? Does he know what he's doing? Anyway the ball flew high in the air, and took time, a lot of time, a lot a lot of time to come back to earth, and just kissed the post for a victory drop goal!!! All the scribes pounced on the sarcophagus to consult the holy papyrus, to know when was MRFC last drop goal. The win was there, and the party could begin. If unfortunately Köln had to drive back, Munich's rugby world stayed a long time together for a good party and celebrating Eddie's 50th game!
PS: Did anybody think to move the Old boys after the game.

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1 Helmut Kraiger 
2 Johannes Muhle-Karbe 
3 Eric Ramatchandirane 
4 Victor Curtis 
5 Florian Dörner 
6 Jerome Prieto (ab 30.min Tobias Dassinger)
7 Jason Hunt 
8 Ferdinand Richter (Capt.) 
9 Alan Moughty 
10 Perry Chinnery 
11 Edmund Gemmell 
12 Christoph Edenhofer 
13 Bill Rogan 
14 Thomas Hensel 
15 Gerriet Ehlers (ab 55.min Stephane Ernoux)

Versuche: Edmund Gemmell, Bill Rogan, Perry Chinnery

Erhöhung: Helmut Kraiger

Penalty: Helmut Kraiger

Dropgoal: Perry Chinnery

2. Bundesliga Süd

München, 03. April 2004, Bericht: Bill Rogan

 

München RFC : RK Heusenstamm
20 : 12

Despite two yellow cards and an overall undisciplined performance, München was able to contain Heusenstamm and win this important match, putting them in third place in the league.
The first game between MRFC and Heusenstamm this season was a scoring rollercoaster, with the lead changing hands 5 times, and an end score of 44-41 for the hosts Heusenstamm. Both teams had enjoyed victories in the last weeks and were on equal points in the league: the second encounter of the season promised to be exciting.
Heusenstamm drew first blood in what started off as a fast-paced game, with a try resulting from an attack from the 22m line and an overlap on their right wing. The try was unconverted and München went back to the half way line determined to come back and score. After one or two good, albeit fruitless breaks on the right wing, outside centre Jeff Ganot managed to break through the Heusenstamm defence, and ran 40m to score in the right corner. Soon after, München had a 5m scrum on the right of the field. The forwards, who had the better of Heusenstamm in the scrums, pushed to within a metre of the line, and half back Alan Moughty snuck over for his first try of the match.
München spent the last ten minutes of the first half one man down, after Victor Curtis had been sinbinned. Unperturbed, the München forwards won a line out at half way on the left side of the field. First five eighth Perry Chinnery made a break on the short side, passed to wing Bill Rogan, who passed back inside to scrum half Alan Moughty, running elusively through the disrupted Heusenstamm defence to score to the left of the posts. The try was converted, and the score was 17-5. Heusenstamm kept up the pressure on Munich, and in one move they kicked through to the 22, got a lucky bounce, and two Munich players tackled the ball carrier who passed to the man outside him, who was free to run over and score under the posts.The  try was converted and the score was 17-12 at half time.
The second half was pretty much like the first, with Heusenstamm having the larger share of possession. München's defence was, however, up to the challenge, and Heusenstamm couldn't manage to score, even when Munich spent another ten minutes with one player less, when Bill Rogan saw the yellow card for foul play. Some solid defence and sound tackling left no gaps for the Heusenstamm attack to use. The only points in the second spell came from the boot of Helmut Kraiger, who slotted a penalty right in front of the posts on the 22. The game was by no standards pretty, due perhaps to the pressure on both sides to win. The league is very tight, with only six points separating first and sixth position, and a win or loss is enough to move any team up or down several places. Player of the day was Florian Dörner, who had a very good game in the open, supporting well at the break downs, and tackling solidly on our try line to thwart Heusenstamm's attack on several occasions.
MRFC looks forward to the next match in two weeks against Frankfurt - the game which has been postponed three times already.
Spielbericht aus Heusenstamm:
Von Uwe Kaelcke (Sportwart, RK Heusenstamm): Der RK Heusenstamm hat in München seit Jahren kein Glück. Auch diesmal stand man in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt am Ende wieder mit leeren Händen da. Gegenüber dem letzten erfolgreichem Heimspiel standen Trainer Jens Steinweg gerade mal 17 Spieler zur Verfügung, die aber auf dem Rasen vollen Einsatz zeigten. Es ging gut los für die Heusenstammer Gäste, als Benoit Grob nach 6 Minuten bereits eine von Hackler Sebastian Fuß geworfene Gasse fangen konnte. Der Ball wanderte anschließend aus der Dreiviertelreihe wieder in den Sturm zurück und Benoit Grob konnte den ersten Versuch des Tages zum 0:5 ablegen. Was folgte waren wütende Angriffe der Gastgeber, die nun ständig das Malfeld der Gäste belagerten. Die Verteidigung konnte nur mittels eines Bodenrollers durchbrochen werden und Markus Schmitt legte den Ball sicherheitshalber im eigenen Malfeld ab, um somit ein 5-Meter-Gedränge zu erzwingen. Dieses Gedränge nutzte der MRFC zum Ausgleich nach 11 Minuten, indem der Sturm des RKH ins eigene Malfeld reingedrückt wurde und der Ball von einem Münchener Stürmer abgelegt werden konnte. In der Folgezeit hielt der RKH gut mit, wurde aber durch eine Nachlässigkeit in der 16. Minute bitter bestraft. Nach einem offenen Gedränge im Mittelfeld eroberte sich der Gastgeber den Ball, den der Verbinder schnell nach außen schickte und während sich noch einige Heusenstammer Spieler am offenen Gedränge aufhielten, hatten die Münchener schnell eine Überzahlsituation auf der Außenseite aufgebaut und konnten so fast ungehindert zum 10:5 in Führung gehen. Dieser Versuch wurde dann auch zum 12:5 erhöht. Heusenstamm besann sich nun auf seine Stärken und konnte den Gastgeber immer wieder unter Druck setzen, jedoch hielt die gute Verteidigung des Gastgebers Schaden von sich. Der RKH konnte nun besser im Sturm mithalten und auch in den Standardsituationen wie Gedränge und Gasse konnte man den doch recht kräftigen Stürmern aus München Paroli bieten. Leider wurde in dieser Phase nicht entscheidend gepunktet sondern ganz im Gegenteil wurde im Mittelfeld der Ball im offenen Gedränge verloren und der 2. Innen aus München konnte in Höhe der Mittellinie den Ball aufnehmen und fand die Lücke in der Gästeverteidigung, um die Führung zum 17:5 nach 22 Minuten auszubauen. Durch ein konsequentes Tackling hätte hier Schlimmeres verhindert werden können. Im folgenden entwickelte sich ein Spiel zweier gleichstarker Mannschaften, die mehr oder weniger vom Fehler des anderen zu profitieren versuchten. Eine Zeitstrafe für den Münchener Spieler Curtis nutzte der RKH dann in der Nachspielzeit der ersten Hälfte zum Anschlusstreffer. Bei einem vorgetragener Angriff der Münchener sprang der Ball dem Heusenstammer Außen Roland Messerklinger in die Hände, so dass auch er ungehindert seine Punkte erzielen konnte. Die Erhöhung zum 17:12 Halbzeitergebnis erzielte Jon Single.
Gleich nach Wiederanpfiff hatten die Gäste Glück, dass der als Schlussspieler fungierende Neuseeländer Single einen Kick des guten Verbinders Chinnery nicht festhalten konnte und der Richtung Malfeld laufende Edenhofer im letzten Moment gehalten werde konnte. Dies wäre sicher die Vorentscheidung gewesen. München nahm dies als Signal, jetzt in der Anfangsphase der zweiten Halbzeit die Entscheidung zu suchen, jedoch wurden die Heusenstammer Spieler in der Verteidigung immer stärker und so konnte Helmut Kraiger lediglich nach 50 Minuten einen Strafkick verwandeln zum 20:12. Das das Ergebnis so blieb und es nicht wie im Hinspiel zu einem wahren Versuchsfestival kam, lag an der gefestigten Heusenstammer Verteidigung, die natürlich nun den leichtfertig verschenkten Punkten an München in der ersten Hälfte nachtrauerte. Zu eigenen Versuchen kam man dann auch nicht mehr, weil der Gastgeber gute Angriffe vortragen konnte und die RKH Verteidigung immer wieder neu herausforderte. Nun heißt es für den RKH, am 24. April 2004 im Heimspiel gegen Karlsruhe verlorenen Boden wieder gut zu machen.

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1 Helmut Kraiger (ab 60.min Marc Sijbers)
2 Jason Hunt 
3 Johannes Muhle-Karbe 
4 Tobias Dassinger 
5 Florian Dörner 
6 Victor Curtis 
7 Jerome Prieto 
8 Ferdinand Richter (Capt.) 
9 Alan Moughty 
10 Perry Chinnery 
11 Bill Rogan 
12 Christoph Edenhofer 
13 Jean-Francois Ganot 
14 Stephane Ernoux (ab 65.min Edmund Gemmell)
15 Martin Krüger

Versuche: Alan Moughty 2x, Jean-Francois Ganot

Erhöhung: Helmut Kraiger

Penalty: Helmut Kraiger