It wasn’t pretty nor easy, but the lads got it done. Make it three wins for three games and one hell of a great start to the 2017/2018 season. Let’s make sure Club keep this wave going and continue racking up the wins. Club were up against the Tigers this past weekend and they were never going to be an easy task as they pushed Valley to the edge opening weekend and beat Hong Kong Cricket Club last week.
The start of the match did not go Club’s way as it was filled errors and offensive missed ques. The Tigers vigorously tested the Club’s defense in the opening quarter, however, due to Tiger’s blunders and strong defence from Club, the opposition had to settle with a penalty. First try of the game came from Henry “The Poonhound” Poon after receiving an inside ball from Marno “Green Mamba” Meyer. Having played Drags last year, Henry Poon has thrived as the starting 9 for Club since the beginning of the season. When he is not slaying ladies on the dancefloor, you can guarantee he is killing it on the pitch. At the halftime whistle, club were up 10 points to 3.
The second half started in good fortune for Club as a Tigers player was sent to the bin just before halftime for repeated infringements at the ruck and Club pounced (no pun intended) on the opportunity. Club scored 10 points during the 10-minute period including a scintillating try from Nathan “Derulo” De Thierry. Nate attacked the line and proceeded to continue his run after not being held in the tackle, provided a quick show’n’go and bob’s your uncle, 5 points under the sticks. Despite having a healthy lead, Tigers clawed themselves back into the game (pun definitely intended). In the final 15 minutes Tigers scored a try off a scrum on Club’s 5-meter line and continuously applied pressure afterwards. Under the pump for the final minutes of the match, Club kept their composure and played smart rugby to run down the clock and earn their 3rd victory in a row.
Notable standouts include Gabriel “Gainz” Carrol for his work around the ruck. Marcus “Colin” Slade and Jevon “I didn’t win a world cup” Grooves for their carries, 16 a piece. Glynn Hughes had another great day with the boot, slotting 4 from 5. Finally, man of the match, decided by the team, went to Jamie “Raisen” Lauder for his strong display on the wing. The festivities went late into the night as the Club held their annual Captains Dinner and it didn’t disappoint. See you all in 2 weeks when Club face Hong Kong Cricket Club.