Week 2 Recap: Women Win, Lads Lose, Kids Try Rugby


The Scribes Women played a brilliant match on the road against Maple Ridge.

Trailing by a try in the second stanza, and faced with a scrum deep in their own end, scrum-half Nancy Romera scooped the ball into outstretched hands of Whitney Paronish-Rowe, who took care of the rest herself. The scintillating 90m solo effort was a major turning point in the game, and brought Scribes back to level at 7-7.

The Scribes then used the exact same formula to pull ahead a few minutes later. Starting with a scrum on half-way, Paronish-Rowe shot through a gap in the Bruins defense and had just enough pace to make it to the line. With a defender wrapped around her, she deftly managed to get the ball down for the go-ahead score.

The Scribes third try came with under 10 minutes to play, thanks to some solid work at the breakdown. The quickly recycled ball was collected by Catherine Power, who then sniped around the fringes of the ruck, exposed a hole in the tiring Bruins tackle line, and raced forward to bring the Scribes’ lead up to 17-7.

That late marker would prove to be vital, as the Bruins replied with a long distance try and conversion at the death to bring the score to 17-14. There was just with enough time remaining for the restart and it was a bit scrambly following the kickoff, but Amber Parker managed to run through one nerve-racking phase before Reba Rowe kicked the ball into touch.

Next up for the women is a home fixture against Westshore on September 23rd.

The Scribes Men started positively against Burnaby Lake, controlling play and possession into the opening ten minutes, but were unable to push the ball over the line. A Burnaby counter-attack and try a few moments later turned the momentum of the game. It was a lead they would not relinquish.

Scribes missed penalties from 25m out and 40m out, which if made would have given them a much needed boost, but the first half concluded with a 15-0 scoreline favoring the visitors.

Personnel changes were made to begin the second frame, but the Scribes were unable to find cohesion. The Scribes front row struggled through some injuries, and were put under relentless pressure by the Lakers. That combination of factors saw the Scribes moving in the wrong direction in the set pieces, and Burnaby, to their credit, took full advantage by pulling away in the game. It was already 35-0 for the Lakers by the time that Von Donaldson was able finish off some good passing to score in the corner for Scribes opening marker. It would prove to be their lone score in the 54-5 loss.

Their next match comes on September 23rd at SFU.

The Scribes mini and youth teams were joined by kids from across East Vancouver on Sunday for the second Scribes Try Rugby Day. A big thanks goes out to Marcus Treacy, Dave Nelly, plus all the parents and volunteers who helped make it happen.

The Scribes Minis Team opens the schedule of matches against other clubs next Sunday, September 24th, at Trout Lake.

To learn more about how your child can join the Scribes Minis program, visit scribesrfc.com/minis or email thequill@scribesrfc.com.

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