After a long holiday hiatus, Scribes Rugby returned on Saturday at Rupert Park, with the Women hosting Langley and the men hosting Surrey.
The women got off to a roaring start, with some quality passing in the game’s opening phases finished-off by Susan Brown for the game’s first try. As the match evolved, it became evident that the work done on the breakdown and on clean out technique in training was paying off, with the forwards able to generate a tidy working platform for the scrum-half, and the backs seeing plenty of ball.
This well-honed attack led to a couple more tries before the break, and Scribes were in the ascendancy the rest of the way, cruising to a 44-0 victory. The win allowed Scribes to keep within striking distance of Ridge Meadows, as two sides jockey for second place in the Division 2 standings.
The Scribes Men put in a high work-rate against Surrey, and found themselves with a narrow 6-3 lead heading into the game’s final twenty minutes. Sadly, Scribes were not able to weather a ten-minute surge from Surrey, as the visitors poured in two tries in quick succession to take the lead at 15-6. Scribes did hit back with a try of their own, but it came on the final play, with the game ending at 15-11 in favor of Surrey.
Up next, the Scribes Men’s and Women’s teams will both travel to Stanley Park to face the Rowers on February 3rd.