WEEK #3 RECAP
Men: The Scribes Men took SFU Rugby to school in the scrum and the set pieces, including a push over try against the head from an SFU put-in, but the veterans equally found themselves enrolled in a physical education class offered by the undergrads.
The Scribes offense exploded with an impressive 39 point effort, however, the students were simply too fit and too fast when the ball was sent out wide, countering with 45 points of their own.
While Scribes certainly feel like they should have come away with the win, the two bonus points earned for their effort now opens their account in the Division 2 standings. It also gives them something to build on as they prepare for a difficult road game in Kelowna next Saturday.
Women: When you’re playing 10-aside or 12-aside rugby, covering all the gaps on defense is a daunting challenge. Combining the wide field with no margin for error late in the game also serves to amplifies the pressure on the defense, and Scribes did enough to hold Westshore to a 5-5 draw.
Scribes led in the second frame until Westshore made their own breakthrough for a try, but were unable to convert. The final moments of this evenly-contested match were intense, with both teams going for the win, but this one was destined to be deadlocked at the final whistle.
Scribes remain undefeated through two matches, and will next play at home against the Surrey Beavers on Saturday, September 30th. Kickoff time is still to be determined.
Minis: The Scribes Minis program continues to build, and Sunday marked the first mini-jamboree of the season with players from Meraloma, Ravens and Rowers also gathering at Trout Lake.
Thanks to all the parents and club members who came down to assist with the event!
While there were some fixture changes heading into last weekend, the original Mini Rugby schedule called for another jamboree at Trout Lake next Sunday, October 1, so we’ll let you know if that continues to be the plan in the days ahead.