Bermuda Rugby Football Union League action returned to the Southampton Oval as two Ladies and a Men’s match resulted in 180 total points.
Police 56 Teachers 7
The Police defeated the Teachers 56 – 7 in the opener, Melissa McBeath led the Police with 3 Try’s, Jo Murray, Etienne Coetzee and Jessica Wagener all added 2 Try’s each and Mika Tomita scored once, Wagener would add 3 Conversions, while the Teachers got a Try from Andrea Ottley and a Conversion from Jasmine Mapp.
Renegades 27 Mariners 10
The Renegades defeated the Mariners 27 – 10, Amy Harvey scored 2 Try’s for the Renegades, while Ashley Godek, Jess Cassidy and Elaine McHugh all added a try each, with Harvey also adding a Conversion. The Mariners got Try’s from Niylah Heyliger and Anthi Xiopola.
Police 38 Teachers 41
The Teachers edged the Police in a hard fought battle 41 – 38. The Police got 2 Try’s from Nick Pell and Chi Smith, while Stefan Smith and Darren Richardson both added a Try each, Dan Cole kicked 4 Conversions. Mikel Dill scored 2 Try’s for the Teacher, while David Porter, Pernell Brangman, Aldo Campbell and Henry Paddinson all added a try each, Dill kicked 4 Conversions, while Dan Roberts kicked a Penalty.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Ladies and Men's League Rugby Round Up
Action from Southampton Oval
Play resumed in the Bermuda Rugby Football Union League with three matches taking place at the Southampton Oval.
Two Ladies games and one Men’s game resulted in 133 points in total on the board.
Renegades 37 Teachers 10
In the opening match of the day the Renegades defeated the Teachers 37 – 10, Jackie Oliver would lead the Renegades to victory with 4 Try’s, while Amy Harvey, Sarah Maybury and Niki Palle all added a Try each, with a Conversion coming off the boot of Laura Mulligan, while the Teachers got Try’s from Helen McHugh and Justina Watson.
Police 17 Mariners 0
In the second Ladies game the Police defeated the Mariners 17 – 0. Jo Murray scored two Try’s for the Police, while Fiona Donaldson added the other try, she would also kick a Conversion.
Renegades 38 Teachers 31
The Renegades and Teachers traded Try after Try, with the Renegades eventually coming out on top 38 – 31.
The Renegades got 2 Try’s from Angus Brown and single Try’s from Cedric Ennis, Jahan Cedenio, Robin Bricknell and Peter Dunkerly, with Paul Kelly kicking 4 Conversions. The Teachers got 2 Try’s from Aldo Campbell, with Tashon DeSilva, Neiko Cann and Henry Paterson all adding a Try each, while Dan Roberts kicked 3 Conversions.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Toms & Cardiff Continue Winning Streak
Brynley Toms and his Cardiff Rugby Football teammates maintained the only 100% winning record in the Indigo Premiership but were given the toughest game of the season so far by an Aberavon side that will feel they should have come away with a victory.
In a game in which the defences were on top for nearly all the game scoring opportunities were few and far between. The early stags were spent by both sides looking to gain an advantage. Neither really gain one but Cardiff were first to se the scoreboard moving. It took until the 22nd minute but a line break by Sam Beard in his own half sent the Blue & Blacks on their way. The ball was moved wide where Dan Fish and Jason Harries combined to take Cardiff deep into Wizard territory. With Aberavon running out of defenders Cardiff moved the ball the other way where Max Llewellyn was on hand to finish the move. Gareth Thompson landed the conversion from wide out.
Aberavon then had their best period of the game and when Cardiff’s defence slipped up Johnny Phillis finished off a break to level the scores just before the half time whistle. The second half started with Cardiff having the slight upper hand. That early pressure led to a penalty that Thompson landed, although a few minutes later a second attempt went wide. Aberavon took control shortly after. A first yellow card for Cardiff put pressure on the defence but when a second was brandish the thirteen men in Blue & Black had to defend for their lives. The scrambling defence nearly came through this tough period, but eventually the line was breached. A sweeping move from deep inside their own half saw the backs linking together at speed. Stef Andrews finished off the best attacking moment of the game. The conversion crucially went wide.
Cardiff now threw everything at the visitors. A period of sustained attacking though didn’t manage to break the Wizards line. In fact the visitors had a chance to extend the lead, but the penalty attempt was short. The Blue & Blacks worked their way back down filed and eventually the pressure they were putting on Aberavon yielded a difficult penalty attempt that Joe Scrivens landed with a superb kick. That saw Cardiff one point ahead and that was the way it was to finished as the home side pinned Aberavon in their own half for the final few minutes. The lead at the top of the table was extended to twelve points but the Blue & Blacks will be relieved to have come through with the win.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
BRFU League Season Resumes
Ndavyah Williams Scored a Try for Renegades
The Bermuda Rugby Football League Season resumed with action taking place at the Southampton Oval.
The Teachers went down 26 – 0 to the Police, the Police got 2 Try’s from Estienne Coetzee and Jo Murray each and they got Conversion from Jo Murray and Fiona Donaldson.
The Renegades defeated the Mariners 27 – 0, Jackie Oliver led the way with 3 Try’s, while Amy Harvey and Maeve Dillon added a Try each and Laura Mulligan kicked a Conversion.
In the opener the Teachers went down 24 – 14 to the Police, the Police got 2 Try’s from Stephan Smit, while Nick Pell and Dan Cole added a Try each, they also got 2 Conversion from Jayde Annandale. Tashon DeSilva scored 2 Try’s for the Teachers, while the Conversions were kicked by Mikle Dill.
The Renegades defeated the Mariners 61 – 5, Alex Brown, Jahan Cedenio and Charles Craigs all scored 2 Try’s each for the Renegades, while Tom Healy, Ndavyah Williams and Paul Kelly all added a Try each, while they got 8 Conversions kicked by Paul Kelly.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Toms & Cardiff Look to Continue Winning Streak
Brynley Toms and his Cardiff Rugby Football teammates return back to the Arms Park for the Indigo Premiership clash with Aberavon on Friday night.
Cardiff go into the game looking to continue their winning run in the league that was extended to seven wins at Bridgend. Aberavon currently sit in second place, but the coaching staff and squad are not putting any emphasis on it being a top of the table one verses two clash.
On the injury front Cardiff’s Kieran Martin came through his first game back last week with the Wanderers. On the flip side Zach O’Driscoll is side-lined after an injury early after getting on the field at the Bridgend last week. That though gives Lloyd Pike an opportunity from the bench.