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Saturday, October 19, 2019
BRFU Mad Hatters Tournament Round Up

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The Renegades went undefeated to win an unprecedented fifth Mad Hatters Women’s Trophy in row once again laying claim to their invincibility.

The Renegades Vice Captain Jacqueline Oliver was pleased about her ladies performance stating, “We played really well as team today”.

The Police Men went undefeated in a closely contested tournament, the win secured Police second Mad Hatters Trophy in a row and sets up the season for a really competitive league.

Police Captain Stephan Smit was deservedly proud of his team’s performance - “We have some new young players coming through and I was happy with their development and our overall performance- we have areas to improve on but overall it was a great day for the Police club”.

Mad Hatters Women’s Results

05 Police
14 Renegades

12 Renegades
05 Mariners

15 Police
00 Teachers

10 Police
00 Mariners

15 Renegades
00 Teachers

15 Teachers
00 Mariners

Men’s Mad Hatters

The Police defeated the Mariners 12 – 0, the Police got Try’s from Dan Cole and Thinus Dreyer, while Cole kicked a Conversion.

The Teachers got two Try’s from Mikel Dill and Jamiko Francis as they defeated the Renegades 41 – 7, the Teachers also got single Try’s from Chucky Smith, Andrew Hook and Johnny Barnes, while Aldo Campbell kicked 3 Conversions, the Renegades gat a Try and a Conversion from Robin Bricknell.

The Police then defeated the Teachers 14 – 7, the Police got Try’s from Scott Clarke and James Annandale, with Dan Cole kicking 2 Conversions, Aldo Campbell scored the Try and kicked the Conversion for the Teachers.

Mikel Dill, Jahniko Francis, Aldo Campbell and Tashon Desilva all scored a Try each to lead the Teachers to a 22 – 0 win over the Mariners, Dill kicked a Conversion.

The Police then shutout the Renegades 17 – 0 on Try’s from Owen Siese, Darren Richardson and Nick Pell, with Dan Cole kicking the Conversion.

Tom Healy scored 2 Try’s and Brian Archibald kicked a Conversion as the Renegades defeated the Mariners 12 – 0.

 
 
Friday, October 18, 2019
Toms & League Leaders Cardiff to Tackle the Quinns

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Brynley Toms and his league leading Cardiff teammates entertain Carmarthen Quins in the Indigo Premiership on Saturday in front of a live TV audience.

The game will be shown on S4C with a 5:15 kick off. There are a few changes to the side that maintained the 100% record so far this season against Swansea last week.

Speaking of that game Head Coach Steve Law said, “We were disappointed with leaving the extra point out on the Park last weekend. Having created a lot of chances and had a majority of the possession, but we did win the game which may not have been the case in recent seasons.”

“This week will be a huge challenge with two sides who have aspirations at the top of the Indigo Premiership. We know we will have to be at our best to get a result this weekend. We have made a few changes this week. That keeps things fresh and gives opportunities to players to put their hands up.”
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
BRFU Mad Hatters Tournament Announced

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The Bermuda Rugby Football Unions domestic season will continue this weekend with the Mad Hatters Tournament at the National Sports Center.

The round-robin style tournament will see Mariners, Police, Renegades and Teachers play against each other in Women’s Touch Rugby and Men’s XVs.

Serving as the official start to the season, the Mad Hatters tournament is sponsored by Mad Hatters Restaurant & Bar with custom trophies donated by the Jewett family. Last year saw the Renegades claim the women’s trophy, while Police dominated the Men’s games.

With the international season concluding for Men’s and Women’s 7s and Men’s XVs, players are looking forward to kicking off the new season, which will operate in 4 rounds, ending in April.

As the Women’s contact programme continues to grow after last years Inner Warrior campaign, a female Super League has been added to this year’s schedule. The full contact games will be played in a 10s format, with 10 players per side and 20 minute halves.

Of the upcoming season, a spokesperson for Bermuda Rugby remarked, “We’re looking forward to the start of the 2019-2020 season. The Mad Hatters Tournament is a fantastic way to kick off our domestic season, with the shortened game formats allowing for our players to get back on the field without the pressure of the regular season. We’re thrilled to be adding a Women’s Super League.”
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Tom's Cardiff Defeat Swansea in Indigo Premiership

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Brynley Toms’ Cardiff teammates maintained their winning start to the Indigo Premiership season with a hard fought win over Swansea at the Arms Park.

On a bright afternoon Cardiff started well, but the Swansea defence was equal to the task. And they were first to move the scoreboard as a penalty by James Davies gave them an early lead.

That was cancelled out by Gareth Thompson following a break by James Beal before Cardiff scored the game’s first Try. Thompson had put pressure on the Swansea line with a clever kick through and when the ball wasn’t cleared to touch and Cardiff ran the ball back. Joe Scrivens burst through several tackles before finding Sam Beard who went over untouched. Thompson added the extras.

And it got better for Cardiff as shortly after try number two was registered. Ben Thomas sliced through a hole in the defence and linked up with Joe Gatt, he wasn’t able to get over but found support from Tom Habbefield who scored under the posts, Thompson added the extras. But that was as far as it went for the scoring for the home side. The second half was mainly played between the two twenty-twos and a lot of errors meant the game was very broken up. When Cardiff did get near the Swansea line the seemed to get on the wrong side of the referee and give away penalties just at the crucial time, allowing the visitors to clear their lines.

Swansea were to gain a bonus point right at the end of the game. A loose pass went to ground and was picked up by Phil Jones. He raced nearly half the length of the pitch to score a try that he converted leaving Swansea within seven points, but giving Cardiff a 17-10 win.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Renegades Win BRFU 10's Tournament

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The Bermuda Rugby Football Union’s (BRFU) 2019/20 Season’s first tournament came to an end at the National Sports Center with the Renegades crowned the Men’s 10’s Tournament concluding after a two day event.

BRFU President Sean Field-Lament said, “Congratulations to Renegades on their success in the 3rd Annual BRFU Men’s 10’s Tournament.

They played consistently well over the last two weeks.

We see it as a stepping stone for local development, the BRFU is extremely keen to expand on this shorten version of Rugby and next year will be looking to bring in overseas teams in to add flavor and depth to the tournament.

Ten’s is an attractive format which encourages a broader participation base then Seven’s. Attracting incoming teams is easier as it is less cost prohibitive.”

BRFU’s 10’s Men’s Tournament Final Results

Renegades 28 Mariners 0
Police 5 Teachers 10
Police 7 Mariners 25
Teachers 5 Renegades 22
Police 0 Renegades 12
Teachers 34 Mariners 0
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