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2. Bundesliga Süd
München, 31. Oktober 2015, Bericht:
Karl Wolf

München RFC : Neckarsulmer SU
27 : 25

Nach einem spielfreien Wochenende empfing der MRFC an einem sonnigen Samstag Nachmittag die Neckarsulmer Sportunion zu Hause in Grosshadern. Mit einem Auswärtssieg in Stuttgart im Rücken, sowie einem vollen Kader von 22 Mann, traten die Münchner von Anfang an selbstbewusst auf und kamen auch zuerst einmal besser ins Spiel. Nr.8 Scott "Walnuts" Warner fand schon nach 5 min. eine Lücke in der Neckarsulmer Abwehr und konnte den ersten Versuch des Spiels legen, welcher leider nicht erhöht wurde. Die Löwen folgten weiter ihrem Gameplan und erzwangen kurze Zeit später einen Penaltykick, den Charles Delerue-Simon verwerten konnte. Kurze Zeit später musste der Heidelberger Neuzugang Sidney "Sid Justice" Brenner wegen einer Kopfverletzung vom Spielfeld. Nun fanden die Neckarsulmer ihrerseitz besser ins Spiel und konnten ebenfalls einen Penalty erzwingen und verwandeln. Die NSU machte vor allem über ihre starke Nr. 8 weiter Druck und wurde dafür mir ihrem ersten Versuch des Tages inklusive Erhöhung belohnt. Zu allem Überfluss wurde dann Münchens Nr.1 Karl Wolf wegen dem tacklen eines Gegners ohne Ball und einem anschliessendem "versehentlich" kollabierten gegnerischen Mauls für 10 min. des Feldes verwiesen. Die Löwen bissen sich aber durch und ließen in dieser Zeit keine Punkte gegen sich zu. Neckarsulm wurde trotzdem immer stärker und konnte, als München wieder zu fünfzehnt auf dem Platz waren, kurz vor der Halbzeitpause erneut mit einem erhöhten Versuch ihre Führung ausbauen.
Nach der Halbzeitpause konnte wieder die NSU zuerst punkten. Ihr druckvolles Spiel der ersten Halbzeit beibehaltendm, zwangen sie die Münchner wieder zu Fehlern und einem daraus resultierenden Penalty. Dann aber gelang den Münchner Stürmern nach einem eigenen Lineout von der Mitte des Feldes ein Maul anzusetzten und über 30 Meter weit in die Neckarsulmer Hälfte zu schieben. Kurz vor dem generischen Malfeld konnte dann Charles nach kurzem Passspiel  einen weitern Versuch für München legen. Nun brachte der MRFC frische Beine ins Spiel und nahmn einige Wechsel vor. 10 min. später war es erneut Capitän Scott Warner, der durch seinen Versuch den Ausgleich herstellte. Das Spiel wurde nun unfassbar spannend. Beide Teams wollten den Sieg und schenkten sich nichts. 4 min. vor Schluss brach Neckarsulm wieder durch die Münchner Abwehr zum Versuch, konnten diesen aber nicht Erhöhen. Doch die Löwen gaben nicht auf und konterten. Sebastian "Waschtl" Schüppel legte schliesslich den entscheidenden Versuch. Das Kraftpaket aus Frankfurt setze sich bei seinem 40 Meter-Lauf gegen 3 gegnerische Spieler durch und glich erneut für München aus. Durch die verwertet Erhöhung aber betrug der Spielstand 27:25 für München. Dabei blieb es. Die NSU versuchte noch einen lertzten Abgriff doch der MRFC konnte diesen abwehren.
Mit diesem Sieg im Rücken schaut der München RFC nun selbstbewusst und mit Vorfreude auf das nächste Spiel gegen Lokalrivalen StuSta München.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Karl Wolf
2. Alex Loders (ab 58.min Alberto Andreetto)
3. Gerd Gerhards
4. Bruno Diaquino
5. Quentin Degroote (ab 61.min Simon Laurich)
6. Niklas Graf
7. Sidney Brenner (ab 11.min Alexander Marka)
8. Sicott Warner (Capt.)
9. Giacomo Bernobi
10. Max Fenske (ab 50.min Philipp Abels)
11. Tobias Lefherz (ab 50.min Alexandre Schranz)
12. Sandro Tschaidse (ab 56.min Julian Köhnlein)
13. Charles Delerue-Simon
14. Sebastian Schüppel
15. Frederic Begards

Versuche: Scott Warner 2x, Charles Delerue-Simon, Sebastian Schüppel
Erhöhungen: Charles Delerue-Simon 2x
Penalty: Charles Delerue-Simon

2. Bundesliga Süd
Stuttgart, 17. Oktober 2015, Bericht:
Simon Laurich

Stuttgarter RC : München RFC
16 : 37

After a tough home defeat to HTV last weekend, 19 MRFC players, supported by their coach and 2 fans, traveled to Stuttgart to field another strong but young team against the home side. Historically games between Stuttgart and MRFC have been close and bruising encounters and the Munich players were quite aware of the quality of their opponent team. However with the 2. Bundesliga South being a very strong and close competition (2 points difference between the 2nd and the 6th place before this weekend’s matches) Munich needed to take any possible point from Stuttgart to stay in contention for the playoff spots. And the MRFC delivered.
Arriving early at the Stuttgart home ground, Munich prepared concentrated and focused and certainly were in the right mind set at Kick Off. After receiving the Kick Off properly and setting up a clean clearance kick, the Munich forwards took over control and managed to get the edge over their Stuttgart counterparts. Both set pieces seemed to be controlled at willed by Munich, with Julian B. dominating the line out and the Munich front five completely steamrolling the Stuttgart scrum in the first half of the game. Sadly Munich wasn’t able to turn their dominance into points early on, with small handling errors in both the forwards and the backs blowing a variation of good scoring opportunities.
Finally Munich managed to score after pushing over yet another scrum over the Stuttgart tryline and flyhalf Max Fenske kicked over the conversion. Stuttgart responded straight away and scored a try of their own after a  nice counterattack over the left wing. Against the run of play, the score line was tight again and the Munich players again hat to dig deep and produced a series of strong scrums and attacking phases in the process, which finally led to another try by Sidney Brenner. Max Fenske converted and the score at half time was 14 -5. The second half again started with a strong Munich display up front until a series of penalties and indiscipline started to cost Munich dearly, as Stuttgart managed to land to 2 penalties and the Munich hooker being yellow carded for a stupid remark. Down to 14 men Munich however managed to extend their lead to 17 – 11 with a penalty of their own. Still this was Stuttgart’s strongest phase of the match and the Munich defense had to work hard to repel wave after wave of Stuttgart attacks. With Quentin Degroote coming in for the yellow carded Simon Laurich after the sin bin, Munich was able to regain control over the scrum and the team lifted itself to take a strong grip of the game against a now exhausted Stuttgart team. While controlling the ball in a now open and free flowing game, Munich applied a lot of pressure and started to find more holes in their opponent’s defensive line. Bruno scored a nice try after stepping two defenders after breaking of from a maul and Luca Marchi had the pleasure of slicing through a couple of would-be-tacklers to score a beautiful Try against his old team. Stuttgart’s defense was now in shambles and Max Fenske scored his first try of the game to extend the Munich lead to 32 -11. Stuttgart then lost their arguably best player (Number 10) to the sin bin and Sandro Tschaidse took direct advantage of space opening up in the Stuttgart backline to score another superb individual Try. But even being outscored in that fashion, the Stuttgart team never gave up and produced another great team attack which led to the final score of 16 – 37. Taking home a bonus point away win, Munich will try to build on this game and will use the game-free weekend next week to properly prepare the home -clash with SU Neckarsulm on the 31st of October in Großhadern.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Alex Loders (ab 50.min Quentin Degroote)
2. Simon Laurich
3. Karl Wolf
4. John Bainbridge
5. Bruno Diaquino
6. Niklas Graf (ab 61.min Caiel Harnischfeger)
7. Luca Marchi
8. Sidney Brenner (ab 60.min Alexandre Schranz)
9. Giacomo Bernobi
10. Max Fenske
11. Tobias Lefherz
12. Sebastian Schüppel
13. Antoine Miguet
14. Julian Köhnlein (ab 55.min Sandro Tschaidse)
15. Gill Denmarbie

Versuche: Sidney Brenner 2x, Bruno Diaquino, Luca Marchi, Max Fenske, Sandro Tschaidse
Erhöhungen: Max Fenske 2x
Penalty: Max Fenske

2. Bundesliga Süd
München, 10. Oktober 2015, Bericht:
 

München RFC :  Heidelberger TV
17 : 29

On a cloudy, rainy and misty day, perfect condition like the motherland of Rugby is showing. The Lions-Fans could see a quick and dynamic, hard and fair game against Heidelberger TV in Großhadern. After the last games loss 29:10 against Rottweil, the Lions were looking forward for a win on their home ground. At the beginning the Lions were looking confident, but Heidelberg was also awake and scored a quick 3 minutes try and that was the final wakeup for the Lions. For minutes later the lions scored with their quick number 14 Julian Köhnlein. The Lions were there and hungry for a win. The game was physical and quick. The new player Sidney Brenner (Heidelberger RK) who played inside center (12) for the Lions made his way through into the end zone, after an impressive phase play from the Forwards. After a successful conversion from the Lions 10 Max Fenske, who made a good game and controlled his team on the pitch. The game was really even. Both teams kept on working and where mentally there. Then Heidelberg could score two tries with their strong number 13 with two cut backs from their playmaker on 10 through the Lions-Defense. With a 12:17 halftime score and an attractive game to watch, the Lions did tank some new energy. The game started in the second half as it did in the first half, Heidelberg went straight through and scored another try next to the post and converted it to get to a score of 12:24. For minute’s later Heidelberg scored again with a breakthrough from their number 15. The second half was dominated from a fight of both teams and no Team could score for a long time. In the 56th minute Lions number 12 Sidney Brenner made a huge hit against the Heidelberg’s tall and heavy number 4 and unluckily the tackle was a turn on the head and so he was punished with a yellow card. That Card earned him the “Dick of the Day” Prize. At the same time he was dominant with some big hits, what made him to “The Hammer”. At the end of the game the Lions got up on a big level of physicality and fitness. The Lions kept on fighting and played phase per phase with their big scrum pack and their big number 4 Julian Bainbridge. He was leading the forwards pack and with his strong presence, what made him earn the “Man of the Match” title, the Lions could score again in the 80th minute with their number 17 Sebastian Schüppel, who made his way through after a great team work. Out of the loss the MRFC can say that they have the ability to be on top of this league.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Simon Laurich
2. Maxime Gelly (ab 50.min Quentin Degroote)
3. Karl Wolf
4. John Bainbridge
5. Bruno Diaquino
6. Scott Warner
7. Niklas Graf
8. James Bratton (ab 35.min Charles Delerue-Simon)
9. Giacomo Bernobi
10. Max Fenske
11. Tobias Lefherz (ab 55.min Sebastian Schüppel)
12. Sidney Brenner
13. Antoine Miguet
14. Julian Köhnlein
15. Gill Denmarbie

Versuche: Julian Köhnlein, Sidney Brenner, Sebastian Schüppel
Erhöhung: Max Fenske

2. Bundesliga Süd
Rottweil, 3. Oktober 2015, Bericht:
Scott Warner

RC Rottweil : München RFC
29 : 10

Munich Rugby traveled to Rottweil feeling confident at the top of Bundesliga 2. Despite a number of injuries the Lions were still able to travel with a strong 15 but were also aware of how dangerous the Rottweil team can be, especially at home. Rottweil started the game fast and won a penalty in front of the post which was successfully converted. Munich defended bravely and were starved of possession for most of the first half. Tough defending from the back row combination of the destructive Tooks Choice and dynamic Nik Graf kept Munich in the game until finally some good sustained pressure from Rottweil enabled them to score. The rest of the first half was one way traffic as the impressive Rottweil continued to pile pressure on MRFC. Rottweil scored a further 3 tries to take the game into half time at 29-0. Munich came out in the second half looking like a different team. From the start Munich applied pressure. The front row of returning MRFC Legend Bilinho alongside the rock solid Karl Wolf and athletic Maxime Gelly began to dominate the scrum. The industrious Bruno Daquino was causing mayhem in the loose whilst the sublime half back combination of Giacomo Bernobi and Fred Begards were controlling the game.
It was 60 minutes into the game and Munich began to find some space. The flying Lions debutant Korbinian Vogel and Tobi Lefherz were beginning to find space and gain yards as the Rottweil defence tired. Finally the electrifying full back and MRFC product Caiel Harnischfeger found space out wide and put the outstanding Alex Schranz into the corner to score to make it 29-5. The sensational Antoine Miguet showed his flexibility as he was playing out of position in the centres and was solid in defence and showed fantastic footballing skills pinning Rottweil back again and again.
Man of the Match Lucas Marchi was beginning to make dents in the Rottweil defence and finally the pacey Maxime Gelly made a break from 60 metres out. The Frenchman showed his determination with a classic 'Samoan Sidestep' on the covering defender and then sped away into the corner to score his 3rd try in 3 games.
Final Score of 29-10. Munich showed great durability to come back into the game in the second half and look forward to welcoming Rottweil to Grosshadern next year.

Fotos: hier

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Guilherme Buff
2. Maxime Gelly
3. Karl Wolf
4. Scott Warner
5. Bruno Diaquino
6. Tautuki Choice
7. Niklas Graf
8. Lucas Marchi
9. Giacomo Bernobi
10. Frederic Begards
11. Tobias Lefherz
12. Antoine Miguet
13. Alexandre Schranz
14. Kobinian Vogel
15. Caeil Harnischfeger

Versuche: Alexandre Schranz, Maxime Gelly

37. Oktoberfest Sevens 2015

 

München, 26 September 2015

Bericht von Götz Köthe

Gewinner:
Cup Herren - Polnische 7er U19-Nationalmannschaft
Cup Damen - RC Stusta München
Plate Herren - Royal University Medical School London

Weiterlesen: Oktoberfest Sevens 2015