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Freundschaftsspiel
Wien, 23. August 2014, Bericht: Guilherme Buff

 

RU Donau Wien : München RFC

34 : 10

Der Tag hat für einige Münchner ganz früh angefangen. Um 6:45 waren schon 3 mutigen Volontäre unterwegs um die Minibusse in München Pasing abzuholen.
Alle 17 Spieler waren pünktlich, außer unser Präsident war verspätet, was am Ende unfaireweise nicht für den Titel DOD gezählt hat. Über die A92, Passau und Linz sind die Bajuwaren nach Wien gefahren. Um 13:30 sind die Münchner in der K.und K. Hauptstadt zum Mittagessen angekommen. Nach dem Essen sind wir zum Platz der Donaupiraten gefahren und Vorort waren alle mitgereisten erstaunt über das wundervolle neue Kunstrasenfeld des Rugby Club Donau Wien. Mit einer kurzen Besichtigung gingen die Löwen anschliesend in die Kabine und machten sich für das Aufwärmen und das Spiel bereit.
Das Ziel vom Coaching-Staff war klar: Die Skills und Moves, die wir im Training über die letze 3 Wochen intensiv geübt haben, richtig durchzuführen und das Spiel zu geniessen.
Das Spiel war mit 3 Dritteln je 30min und rolling subs angesetzt. Wien hat natürlich das gut mit ihren 28 Spielern genutzt, während der MRFC nur mit seinen 17 Spielern kämpfen.
Die Bayern haben trotz alle Nachteile den ersten Versuch gelegt. Nach einem guten Spielzug mit den Stürmern, war der Ball sauber für den Rookie Angus MacCallum, um einen schönen Chip-Kick über die Wiener Linie zu machen, den Ball zu fangen und den Versuch zu legen. Donau Wien hat das nicht beeindruckt und sie nutzen nun die deutschne Fehler sofort und konsequent aus. Die Münchner wiederum, in dieser schwierigen Phase, hielten an ihren Skills und Moves fest und kamen auch wieder nahe an das Wiener Malfeld.
Selbstverständlich war nicht alles gut gelaufen, waren die Skills, die der Trainer Lofty Stevenson vorgab, noch nicht umgesetzt. Die Mannschaft hat aber auch genug Reife gezeigt, sich selbst auf den Gegner und auf das Spiel anzupassen und mit eigeninitative mit zu spielen. Bestraft wurden die Bajuwaren mehrmals, genau wie im Training für das Reden mit dem Schiri. Kleine Anpassung sind für die nächsten Trainingseinheiten unbedingt notwendig, damit die Löwen ihren Saisonauftakt gegen Neckarsulm SU erfolgreich spielen können.
Fazit: Viel Lob für alle 17 Kämpfer, die diesen Samstag 1.000km für dieses Freundschaftsspiel gefahren sind. Sicherlich werden alle andere Spieler, die diese Gelegenheit verpasst haben, diese Erfahrung vermissen und nächstes Mal mitfahren.
Grosser Lob geht an die folgende Spieler:
Niklas "Brokkoli" Graf, für das erstes Spiel als Hakler für die 1. Mannschaft des MRFC.
Richard "Asi" Schuster, für seine Führerschaft in den Lineouts.
Simon "Zwerg" Laurich, für sein Selbstbewusstsein als Loose Head zu spielen und mehr Mals das Gedränge zu schieben.
Scott "Little Plug" Warner, für seine Führerschaft auf und aus dem Feld.
Fred "Merde" Begards für seine unglaubliche Hand skills.
Sandro "weicher Mund" Tschaidse, für seine unglaubliche Leistung.
Angus "Steak" MacCallum für seine Skills. Er braucht aber einen neuen Schulter. Wer einen hat bitte sich bei ihm melden.
Konstantin "Happy Feet" Bachmann für seine Geschwindigkeit und Agilität.
POD: Richard "Asi" Schuster,
Hammer: Antoine "Martteau" Ducardonned
DOD: Guilherme Buff

Mannschaftsaufstellung München RFC:
1. Alex Loders
2. Niklas Graf
3. Guilherme Buff (ab 32.min Alessandro Cossu)
4. Richard Schuster
5. Pablo Puyalto
6. Simon Laurich
7. Antoine Ducardonnet
8. Scott Warner (Capt.)
9. Stephen Cheung
10. Frederic Begards
11. Laurentius Trifas
12. Sandro Tschaidse
13. Fionn Harnischfeger
14. Konstantin Bachmann
15. Angus MacCallum (ab 25.min Greg Montgomery)

Versuche: Angus MacCallum, Simon Laurich

Jugend Beach-Rugby

2. Münchener Beach-Rugby Jugendfestival

The München Rugby Football Club Beach Rugby Team

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On Saturday the 20th of February, 120 kids and youths from Munich, Augsburg and Regensburg came to together to play in the 2nd annual Brach Rugby Festival organised by the MRFC. Played on 4 separate courts, the players in the age groups U18/10, U12, U14 and U16/18 played a series of games (2 x 5 mins) over the course of the afternoon. Of the 120 players, MRFC was represented by a total of 43 players!! The other clubs involved were Stusta, Unterföhring, SC Gröbenzell/FFB, Augsburg and Regensburg. It was a fantastic occasion and everybody had a great time. A particular big THANK YOU goes to Chris Rolle for organising the tournament, Ged Owens for supporting Chris as well as our managers and trainers (Alessandro, Audrey, Alex, Giacomo, Michel) and to the referees (Dave, Lance and Rory). Last but not least thanks to all the players and parents for coming along and making a great day.

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MRFC Old Boys "The John Frey Internationals"


München, 27. September, Bericht: Martin Bradley

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München RFC beim Streetlife Festival

1. Münchner Beach Rugby Event

 

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MRFC Spielerin für DRV Nationalmannschaft nominiert


Rafica Schneider ist im Kader für die 7er EM in Moskau

 

Nachwuchsspielerin Rafica Schneider ist vom 09. bis 12. Juli 2010 bei der 7er EM in Moskau dabei.

Rafica ist erst 20 Jahre alt und fürs Rugby hoch talentiert. Sie hat eine gute Fitness, hervorragendes Ballhandling und kann mehrere Positionen spielen. Als Wing oder Center ist sie genauso geeignet wie als Flanker oder sogar zweite Reihe. In Schweden aufgewachsen kam sie vom Handball zum Rugby. Drei Jahre lang spielte sie zunächst in Stockholm, bis sie im Frühjahr nach München zog. Hier ist sie auf den Spuren ihrer väterlichen Seite und verbessert ihr deutsch, um sich für die Pilotenausbildung vorzubereiten. Gleich bei ihrem ersten Einsatz für München in der zweiten Bundesliga wurde sie von 15er Nationaltrainer Lofty Stevenson entdeckt und war darauf hin schon mehrfach auf Trainingslehrgängen und auch bei Freundschaftsspielen im deutschen Trickot im Einsatz. Auch 7er Nationaltrainerin Susanne Wiedemann ist von der jungen Blonden sehr beeindruckt und holte sie zur Siebener Rugby Academy und nun zum Nationalmannschaftslehrgang. Der endgültige Kader wird erst im Laufe der fünf Tage bekannt gegeben. Der Club drückt seiner Spielerin alle Daumen und wünscht viel Erfolg.

Rugby in Brasil

  

Commitment and Sacrifice

I turned eighteen in August, when I was in Santiago, Chile, playing for the Brazilian national team at the South American rugby tournament in 1979. This was my last year of high school at Objetivo, and I was getting ready for the Brazilian college entrance exam. The national team had been training during 4 months for this tournament. We profited from a holiday in September and spent 8 days at CEFAN in Rio de Janeiro, training and playing some exhibition matches. We went to Santiago one week early to finalise our preparation. We spent 16 days altogether in Chile’s capital; I had missed 18 school days, and in spite of the letter from ABR (Brazilian Rugby Union) and even from the regulating sports authority at the time, CND, my absences were not accredited. Despite my good grades, I had to make up for the absences and write new exams, whose grades should have been higher than 8 (out of 10). Amidst all that were the college entrance exams – I had to choose and I decided to go to Law school. Even though I was accepted, I still had to pass the new high school exams to get my diploma and be able to start university. It was very hard, but I managed to do it.

Throughout 20 years as Brazilian national player, with rare exceptions, I took money of my own pocket (and a lot) to pay for preparation, gyms, nutritionists, travels, heath insurance, insurance, etc. I gave up my a job, family and everything else that involves the life of a “non-remunerated sports professional”, if it is possible to use that term, so that I could have adequate conditions and treat Rugby as it deserves to be treated: always at the highest level of effort and dedication. Please keep in mind I have never been a millionaire, I always had to work hard to have something in life, nothing came from my family.

Amateur sport has a special meaning for me. I could have been a professional football player but I didn’t want to, for personal reasons. At this same age I was offered a position to play for a large football team in Sao Paulo and because of rugby and its philosophy, I didn’t accept it.

I have no regrets – quite the contrary, I have learned a lot from Rugby. I have learned that in life you can reach your limits provided you put yourself into it, if you have talent for the sport and if you are very dedicated and unyielding.

I have played with  generations of excellent Rugby players in my carrier. Most of them decided in favour of life outside rugby and soon gave up the sport. I have nothing to condemn or contest, but the fact is that generations and generations of excellent Rugbiers stopped in one of the tree main obstacles for a long rugby carrier, namely: professional reasons (School, job, company), personal reasons(family, parents, girlfriends, wives) and contusions (normally serious injuries, but curable, push players away).

I also lived together also with some types of players, which I learned to identify during the years:
The “Gabriela-Player” (I was born like this, I am always like this, I am like that – player who never changes),
The “Transfer-Player” (it wasn’t my fault, we don’t have structure, we don’t have referees, it can’t be like that – player who is always the victim, who is never guilty of anything),
The “Political-Player” (always smiling to everyone, always beside the managers/coaches, never arguing with nobody, always trying to take advantage from everything – player who lets everybody down on the field) and
The “Crying-Player” (I don’t have any money, my wife doesn’t let my play, my mom doesn’t let my play, I’m going to lose my job, I have classes tomorrow, I have to work – It is the worst one, because he isn’t stupid, it is clear that he knew what he was going in when he started to play and committed to the group).

Brazil lives a transition phase in Rugby. Some Clubs already have the structure to pay some athletes and trainers. Others actions towards providing players the minimum in necessary conditions are already going on. There is now the athlete grant (Bolsa Atleta), which helps  high performance a lot, in other words, infrastructure in Brazil is evolving. That is very positive, in the long term, results will be seen in terms of quantity and quality of the players.

Effort and Sacrifice are part of the DNA of Rugby players all over the world. Who doesn’t understand that has a short carrier in this sport. You will constantly be obliged in the field to strive and to put yourself in second place, exactly because of that is Rugby a differentiated Sport. I abdicated everything for the group’s best interests, I abdicated everything even when the “I” was before. The scrum is lost, then my friends, the possessions of the ball is with the adversary.

One must always have in mind that a rugby player belongs to a group, that there will be a lot of important decisions in your carrier and you will have to choose, but have always in mind that Rugby will teach you and help you to get over all obstacles to keep going forward. Being a Rugby Player means being a happy citizen, who feels pleasure in being alive. The most important is to know how to learn with the sport. I always say:
“always be a first row in life. You are normally the last to be in the breakdowns, you barely touch the ball, make a lot of pressure, regardless of how bad or how good the opponent is, you will always have a tough game. But without you the team doesn’t go forward, without you the ball will be never clean, without your determination and courage the team will never fire up. That means, the perfect team would be the one where each one of the 15 players did their jobs with quality, but everybody’s mind should be as a first row’s mind, who plays with commitment, sacrifice, knowing that the most important of all is to participate”.

Antonio Martoni Neto,
lawyer, radio announcer, rugby trainer and sport commentator from ESPN Brasil
http://www.martonirugby.com.br/

Tombola 2010

die Auslosung ist vollbracht

 

Liebe Freunde, Clubmitglieder und Förderer des Münchener Rugby Football Club,

am 27.November 2010 war es soweit.
Die Verlosung fand in spannender Atmosphäre unter guter Besucherzahl in der am Austragungsort der MRFC Heimspiele statt. Leider wurde das letzte Heimspiel im Jahr 2010 von einer Frau (Gundula) verhindert. Dieses lies die Mannen des Clubs aber nicht daran hindern, sich der Verlosung mit gleicher Härte und Entschlossenheit entgegen zu stellen. Bis kurz vor der Ziehung wurden die letzten Tickets an den/die Mann/Frau gebracht.

MRFC meets David Strettle

 

On Saturday the 7th of July MRFC Rugby Youth and one of their trainers travelled to Schliersee to meet and train with David Strettle (England and Saracens)

Following an invitation from AlpenClub Schliersee (www.alpenclub.de), who are known to MRFC and are renowned for their attraction for having international rugby players as frequent guests, young rugby members made a visit to meet, have a chat and train with David Strettle.

MRFC Ireland Tour 2011

 

Donnerstag, 17.02.2011
Was Mitte letzten Jahres als Idee in die Runde geworfen wurde, ist am 17.Februar 2011 in die Tat umgesetzt worden. Der MRFC hat ein Trainingslager in Irland. 2 Frauen in Dirndl und 33 Mann in Lederhose und Tour-Shirt machen sich auf den Weg weitere Erfahrung für das Rugby Spiel zu sammeln zu sammeln. Um 17.00 Uhr war offizielles Treffen am Airbräu in München. Nicht jedem liegt das Fliegen sodass zur Beruhigung der Gemüter Essen und Trinken in den ersten Minuten des Trainingslagers hatten. Abflug war um 20.00 Uhr der sich jedoch etwas verzögerte. Bis man Mann und Maus in der Luft hatte war es dann doch 21.00 Uhr.

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Ankunft in Dublin war 22.40 Uhr Ortszeit. Am Flughafen wartete ein Bus auf die muntere Meute, damit wir in das ca. 80 km entfernte Mullingar befördert werden konnten. Natürlich war an Bord des Busses für selige Verpflegung gesorgt, sodass wir die ca. 1 Stunde ohne Meuterei der Mannschaft überstanden. Die erste richtige Überraschung war das wirklich sehr schöne Annebrook Hotel im Zentrum der Stadt. Zimmer sind voll ausgestattet mit Fernseher, Küche und getrennten Räumen sodass auch die schnarchende Fraktion sich bestens postieren konnte. Nach so einer langen Anreise mit ausschließlich Erfrischungsgetränken konnte man die Mannschaft nicht mehr zurückhalten, sich doch das verdiente Einschlafgetränk für die ungewohnte Umgebung zu gönnen. Berichten zu folge müssen einige Spieler nicht das richtige Getränk gefunden haben, denn wie sich am nächsten morgen herausstellte konnten ein Schotte und ein Deutscher ihr Zimmer, selbst nach kompletter Kontrolle alle Zimmer mit den eigenen Kartenschlüsseln nicht ausfindig machen.

Fotos von der Anreise: hier

Berlin 7s

Berlin, 11. Juli 2015, Bericht: Gareth Watson

Having just about recovered from the grass burns and heat stroke of the previous Saturday, MRFC assembled at Hauptbahnhof on Friday evening to make the quick dash to Berlin. 6:52 departure 02:00 arrival at the 90’s themed “sports hotel” in Berlin. One could only assume, based on the size of the beds, that it catered mostly for children’s sport – or perhaps gymnastics. Anyway, following an admirable pre-tournament preparation session led by Alan Moughty on the train, the boys in blue had arrived - straight to bed for most.
MRFC surfaced the next morning only to be joined in the breakfast hall by a pretty intimidating competing team – well built, well kitted out, in great condition and probably had on average 5 kilos on all MRFC players - top athletes. Those girls really were something.
Having made their way to the tournament venue the boys were pretty impressed with the setup at Berlin. Perfect sevens weather, tunes blasting, outstanding facilities, three great pitches and warming up areas – MRFC were ready to rock. As a team in the only group of fou, MRFC had three group matches to play which were all roughly an hour apart.
The first game saw them take on the Landsharks – a team donned in Tralee Rugby Club jerseys but actually from all over the place. Funnily, all over the place is a fitting description of MRFC’s first performance. Perhaps with the exception of Alan Moughty who scored the side’s only two tries, the rest of the boys had yet to wake up it seemed. It seems they should all take a leaf out of Alan’s pre-game preparation book for the future. Despite his two tries MRFC were on the losing end of an 18-14 defeat. Yet again, a slow start.
For the second game, player/coach Rory Donoghue – who looks about 16 in a scrumcap – made a few changes to the starting seven of Gareth, Adrien, Fred, Maxime, Bruno, Alan and Tobi from the first game. Julian was brought in for Maxime and Ronan for Tobi. MRFC seemed to have woken up at this stage and won the game 3 tries to two – Gareth, Alan and Ronan being the scorers. Player/coach Rory used the entire squad in both games – with Dave Clegg also putting in a solid performance from the bench. Again, having the support of Antoine Miguet and Pablo really helped throughout the day and was much appreciated.
The final group match placed MRFC against BRC – a young and fit and rather chirpy side. This game turned out to be a war of attrition with some horrific injuries witnessed. In a true act of valor, captain Gareth Watson competed for a 50/50 ball only to (win it but) leave him with a nasty gash in exactly the location that his eyebrow would be – if he had any. The Berlin player sustained exactly the same injury. Taped up by ever-present physio Phil, Watson sat the rest of that game out only to be peer-pressured into continuing the tournament. MRFC also lost try-scorer Ronan in the same game having sustained a knock on the head. However, the worst injury of the day was still to happen. Adrien sustained the most excruciating arm injury in the history of rugby. The screams of the poor player who had a compound fracture of his shin on the next pitch were drowned out by the Frenchman’s wails as he tried to cope with the glancing blow off a wayward foot. The game was stopped for a whole 4 seconds - horrible indeed. Anyway, MRFC drew the game 5-5 and were unlucky not to beat the team who ended up placing 4th at the end of the day.
It was now knockout time – literally for Ronan. MRFC faced a physical Polish outfit - Kaskada. With numbers dwindled, Player/coach Rory Donoghue knew it was time. Donning his scrumcap was like stepping into a time machine and going back to when he was 16. As he graced the pitch, his pace and enthusiasm was an inspiration to all the boys. Maxime and Fred had scored tries and the game was level. At this point, Rory made a great break down the right side and threaded a pass through the eye of a needle to Gareth who just had the wheels to get in and score. MRFC 19 - Polskis 12.
The last game of the day saw a Munich Derby deciding the 9th/10th place playoff. As the crowds made their way to the pitch, MRFC made their way to the other pitch and lifted themselves for the bragging rights of the town. In the end, Stusta saw it out and won comfortably 33-5. Memorable moments included Rory’s try saving tackle, Alan’s score and Gareth’s assist.
Not to be down-hearted, the MRFC boys took the town by storm. Luckily Gareth and Rory knew Berlin like the back of their hand so finding a bar to go to was quick and easy. Adrien’s arm recovered enough to cut some shapes and Alan and Rory relived their Irish dancing days on the dancefloor. Special mention must go to Bruno who is the picture of loyalty – quite literally. As well as another solid performance on the pitch, he was not to be outdone for retaining possession off it. Somewhere along the way we lost Maxime, Ronan and Antoine – who got locked in their room – so they say – although a suspicious type might have thought they were having a break – having a kit-kat. Special mention must also go to Tobi who complemented his great on-pitch performance with an outstanding organizational performance off the pitch. Again, Julian proved an extremely valuable addition to our sevens team and showed he has what it takes on the dance floor too. Pablo even dressed up as a dancer for the occasion and Fred – well he brought the silky skills and the looks. With the exception of Dave and Adrien, who decided to upgrade three whole stars and enjoy exactly 2/5 of a holiday inn bed for the night, the boys all returned to the hotel, slept for about 5 minutes and came back to Munich with another highly enjoyable weekend behind them. Thanks to all those involved this sevens season. It was another classic.