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1. RVBY-Rugby Turnier in Unterföhring U8 und U10
8. Oktober 2017

 

U8:
Bericht: Lisa Steyer
Bereits bei dem extra angesetzten Zusatztraining am Freitagabend waren die kleinsten Löwen aus der MRFC-Familie voller Vorfreude auf ihr erstes Turnier. Für die Hälfte der sechs Spieler*innen sollte dies sogar das erste Spiel ihrer (hoffentlich langen) Rugbykarriere sein. Um eine vollständige Mannschaft zu haben, wurden am Spieltag noch drei Spieler von Studentenstadt Rugby in diese motivierte Gruppe aufgenommen.
Das erste Spiel erwies sich dann als die erwartete Lehrstunde: Der Gegner aus Unterföhring, der als Einziges eine vollständige U8 Mannschaft aufstellen konnten, war vor allem in der Verteidigung überlegen. Allerdings bewiesen die Löwenkinder Kampfesmut; versuchten bis zum Schluss an den Ball zu kommen und konnten auch selber Versuche legen.
Im zweiten Spiel wartete eine Zerrreisprobe für die Nerven der Trainerinnen Zsusi und Lisa. Es standen sich zwei gleich starke Mannschaften gegenüber und die Führung wechselte ständig. Am Ende unterlagen die Löwen knapp mit einem Versuch Differenz.
Insgesamt ist das Turnier für die U8 des MRFC als Erfolg zu bewerten. Vor allem die neuen Spieler konnten erste Erfahrungen sammeln und alle hatten (trotz Wind und Wetter) viel Spaß. Das Ziel für die nächsten Turniere wird sein, eine komplette Mannschaft aufstellen zu können.
Trainer: Lisa Steyer, Desiree Jaksch, Zsuzsi Jakab
Manager:
Rica Hiemstra
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Cajus Arons, Tommaso Melloni, Maxence Pochet, Laurence Brazier, Nora Engeln, Conner Miller, 3 Players of Stusta

Ergebnisse:
SG München RFC/Stusta Rugby München - RC Unterföhring I: 3:15
SG München RFC/Stusta Rugby München - SG RC Regensburg/TSV 1846 Nürnberg/SC Gröbenzell: 4:5

3.Platz

U10:
Bericht: Spielbericht folgt
Trainer: Zoe Chioato, Charlotta Ludwig
Manager:
Nicolas Vermersch
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
folgt!

Ergebnisse:
München RFC I: RC Unterföhring II: 13:1
München RFC I: SG RC Regensburg/TSV 1846 Nürnberg: 0:5
München RFC I: RC Unterföhring I: 2:5
München RFC I: SG SC Gröbenzell/RFC Augsburg:3:8
4.Platz
SG München RFC II/Stusta Rugby München: RC Unterföhring I: 3:7
SG München RFC II/Stusta Rugby München: SG SC Gröbenzell/RFC Augsburg: 4:5
SG München RFC II/Stusta Rugby München: RC Unterföhring II: 11:0
5. Platz

7. RVBY-Rugby Turnier in Augsburg U8, U12 und U14
25. Juni 2017

 

U8:
Bericht: Jean de Broissia
We had eight kids registered and we were able to field a full team for the season´s final tournament in Augsburg.In high spirits, we approached the day knowing it would be hard without Antonin and Xavier. As expected, we had a tough beginning against the very big kids from Regensburg and our team was a bit slow to get off the mark. We lost 7-2 and we were never really in the game, we did not manage one single ruck and our tackling was not up to our normal standards. The trend continued against RCU going down 5-0 at half time and then finally we started to play our game. Getting some more ball and finally managing to put some attacking phases together we ended up losing 7-1 but playing a bit better. After some soul searching and some positive talking about how well we had fought, we came up trumps in the third game and handsomely beat Gröbenzell 7-3.
Good rucking and recycling resulted in more space to run into and the corresponding success in keeping the ball alive and scoring tries.The boys were happy and we ended up the season in high spirits having learned to fight together and to never give up.
Overall, a positive experience. Pain, sweat, some tears and a lot of team spirit. The way rugby should be.

Trainer:

Manager:

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
fehlt
Ergebnisse:
München RFC - RC Regensburg 10:35
München RFC - RC Unterföhring 05:35
München RFC - SC Gröbenzell 35:15

U12:
Bericht: Spielbericht fehlt
Trainer:
Antoine Miguet, David Clegg
Manager:
Martin Kerschensteiner, Gennaro De Lucia
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC I Lions:
Connor De Lucia, Giorgio Delli Colli, Noah Eiselt, Patraic Hollow, Christian Pearce, Orlando Tarquini, Bruno Zamolo, Yannik (from RFC Augsburg)
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC II Tigers:
Timote Dupuis, Quentin Moughty, Alexis Kerschensteiner, Eliseo Tarquini,  Leo Tomasi, Francesco Uber, Luis Weber
Ergebnisse:
München RFC I Lions - RC Unterföhring 45:15 (Tries: Connor De Lucia 3x, Orlando Tarquini 3x, Bruno Zamola 2x, Yannik)
München RFC I Lions - RC Stusta München 25:10 (Tries: Connor De Lucia 2x, Bruno Zamola 2x, Orlando Tarquini)
München RFC II Tigers - RC Regensburg 40:00 (Tries: Alexis Kerschensteiner 4x,  Eliseo Tarquini 3x, Leo Tomasi)
München RFC II Tigers - TB Neckarshausen  50:00 (Tries: Alexis Kerschensteiner 3x, Eliseo Tarquini 2x, Leo Tomasi 2x, Timote Dupuis, Quentin Moughty, Luis Weber)
Halbfinale:
München RFC I Lions - TB Neckarshausen  45:00 (Tries: Connor  De Lucia 5x, Bruno Zamola 2x, Orlando Tarquini, Yannik)
München RFC II Tigers - RC Stusta München 20:10 (Tries: Alexis Kerschensteiner 3x,  Leo Tomasi)
Finale 
München RFC I Lions - München RFC II Tigers 15:05
Tries Lions: Orlando Tarquini 2x, Connor De Lucia
Try Tigers: Alexis Kerschensteiner

U14:
Bericht: John Pritchard
The MRFC U14s participated in the Bayern 7s tournament hosted by Rugby FC Augsburg on June 25th. The team played great rugby, winning a lot of turnover ball at rucktime with quick and effective rucking, strong defence, excellent support of the ball carrier and effective use of the width of the pitch to set loose their speedy and elusive wingers. They convincingly won their first three games against RC Regensberg/Studentenstadt/RC Augsburg, Nürnberg and Turnerbund Neckarhausen, but then faced their season-long nemesis SG Gröbenzell/Fürstenfeldbruck who once again proved too strong despite a strong defensive performance. They thus finished second in the tournament behind SG Gröbenzell/Fürstenfeldbruck but their consistency throughout the season was enough to ensure that they nonetheless were crowned Bayern Meister 2016/2017, just reward for the effort and commitment the team displayed throughout the season. Congratulations to the entire squad for a successful season, and best of luck for 2017/2018!

Trainer: John Pritchard
Manager:
John Pritchard
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Timo Bode, Vincent Bonetti, Daniel Cunney, Lucas Delord, Anton Eldracher, Miguel Garbino, Theo Gavras, Jeremie Kerschensteiner, Fynn Khiari, Adam Lauvergne, David Pritchard, Chris Riedmeyr
Ergebnisse:
München RFC - SG RC Regensburg/RC Stusta München/RFC Augsburg 15:05
München RFC - TSV 1846 Nürnberg 35:00
München RFC - Turnerbund Neckarhausen 35:05
München RFC - SG SC Gröbenzell/TUS FFB 00:20

Deutsche Meisterschaften U14
Heidelberg, 27.05. und 28.05.2017

 

Bericht: John Pritchard
Trainer:
Giacomo Bernobi
Teammanger:
John Pritcard
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC: Jérémie Kerschensteiner, Anton Eldracher, Adam Lauvergne, Konstantin Fiedler, Oscar de Broissia, Fynn Khiari, Cilian Moughty, Quentin Moughty, David Pritchard,  Connor De Lucia, Lucas Delord, Theo Gavras, Georg Lorenz, Basile de Broissia, Vincent Bonetti, Chris Riedmeyr, Miguel Garbino, Timo Bode, Tane Varchmin.

The MRFC U14s joined nine other teams to participate in the 2017 Deutsche Meisterschaft held in Heidelberg over the weekend of May 27 & 28. Day one featured group phase play, consisting of two groups of five. MRFC won one of its games and lost the other three, thus finishing 4th in Group-B. All of the games were tough encounters, with MRFC generally always facing physically bigger opponents. Their win agains Köln however was particularly deserved. They came back from a 7-0 deficit at halftime to score two excellent tries and take the game 10-7. Day two, finals day, saw MRFC face the third placed team from Group-A, RK03 Berlin. Munich conceded two quick tries, but then fought back into the game preventing RK03 Berlin from scoring again during the first half and dominating possession and field position and eventually being rewarded with a try before halftime. The second half saw Munich continue its positional and possession dominance, but they were unable to convert it into more points, though they came agonisingly close on several occasions. Eventually RK03 Berlin scored two more tries. In the final game of the tournament for Munich, the 7th/8th place playoff, the 110mins of rugby of the morning and previous day had taken its toll and an exhausted MRFC were beaten by Victoria Linden.
Thus MRFC finished in a thoroughly deserved 8th place which is an accurate reflection of their place in German rugby. The team should be proud of their performance where they should courage, endurance, skill and as always they competed from the first whistle until the very last.
Thanks go to the boys principally, especially our three U12s, Connor, Quentin and Basile, without whom we would not have been able to participate, to our accompanying parents Gennaro, Martin and Scott who gave help and support throughout the weekend, and to all the supporters who followed online with so much encouragement and support via WhatsApp!

Ergebnisse:
München RFC : Victoria Linden 5:36
München RFC : ASV Köln 10:7
München RFC : RG Heidelberg 10:42
München RFC : Berliner RC 5:19
München RFC : RK Berlin 03 5:19
München RFC : Victoria Linden 0:45

8. Platz

Deutsche Meisterschaften U12
Berlin, 20.05. und 21.05.2017

 

Bericht: Gennaro de Lucia
Trainer:
Antoine Miguet, David Clegg
Teammanger:
Martin Kerschensteiner, Gennaro de Lucia
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC: Quentin Moughty,  Noah Eiselt, Alexis Kerschensteiner, Orlando Tarquini, Eliseo Tarquini, Giorgio Lombardi, Christian Pearce, Esther Pearce, Giorgio Delli Colli, Philipp Eiβner, Connor De Lucia, Bruno Zamola, Eudes Vermersch, Timoté Dupuis, Basile de Broissia

What an experience! These were the most heard words describing the whole event and the participation of the München RFC team in the U12 German Championship in Berlin. The beautiful experience was also due to the excellent organisation and hospitality of the Berliner RK 03. But let’s start from the beginning. This was the U12 German Championship; hence, the report is not going to be a short one!
On Friday afternoon, 19.05.17, amidst a rain and hail downpour of which we haven’t seen the like for many, many years, the four cars and vans, plus train travellers forming the MRFC contingent left Munich in direction due-north. The downpours continued during the whole journey and slowed us down quite a bit (sometimes it felt as if we were “driving” a submarine, instead of a car!). However, around midnight the whole group, except for David (his flight had been cancelled), arrived safe and sound at the hostel. It took a while to get everyone into bed, but as soon as our heads touched the pillow, away we were.
After a good night sleep and a fortifying breakfast (David took the first flight and joined us), we set off to the pitch and arrived there well in time before the opening ceremony started. We knew already our schedule for the group stage and that the first match would have been against the Heidelberger RK, one amongst the top U12 teams. That knowledge did not impress our players, who started very strongly, bringing on attack after attack and putting the very good defence of the HRK under serious pressure. Shortly before half-time the MRFC efforts paid off and Quentin, grabbing a ball out of a ruck, scored the first try of the match, in our favour! The second half saw a similar pattern as the first half, with the MRFC Lions pushing forward and defending very well against the well-orchestrated attacks of a strong and well-organised opponent. Unfortunately (for us), the HRK managed to score an equaliser at the very last second of the match. A draw left all options still open for the group stage. Our goal was to qualify for the quarter finals.
 The second match was against the Berliner SV. This was a relatively easy game, with the MRFC players putting effectively into practice what they learned during the season. The rucks were quickly formed and the balls were quickly passed on to the next team mate. The opponent’s defence lacked some quick response. The combination of Connor and Basile can be very dooming for some opponents. In 16 minutes overall match time, the MRFC managed to score nine tries. That is a try every 1.8 minutes, conceding only one. At that point, the morale was very high amongst our boys and girl .. not to speak of the accompanying adults! We were one step closer to the top of the group.
In the third and last group stage match, the MRFC met the team of Victoria Linden from Hannover. Once again, the MRFC Lions proved that, when they play concentrated, tackle and pass the ball there are very few teams they cannot beat. Supported by the rest of the team, Connor made best use of his relative physical strength and good skills and he managed to score three tries. Basile and Eliseo completed the score board and we finished the match 25 to 10. The first place in the group stage and a place in the quarter finals were ours!
David and Gennaro, who kept sketching the team composition and considering possible replacements at the beginning of each match, now, they were already thinking whether we should save some strength for next day. But we had reached the quarter finals and if we wanted to enter the group of the top four, we had to win again. The boys and girl would have not had it any other way, either!
The quarter final match was against another Berlin club: the RK03. We had already met this team at last year U12 championship and we saw them recently at the Rugby Youth Festival in Frankfurt. We knew what to expect. Fortunately, the achievements of the past three games did not spill into over-confidence. The MRFC Lions played very professionally. At times, we had the impression to see older and more experienced players. It was a joy watching them. Connor (4x), Alexis (2) and Basile stormed repeatedly the opponents and secured 35:10 one place in the semi-final for the MRFC! They received a lot of compliments from trainers and managers of other teams. One of them said: “finally and deservedly, we have a different team in the top four”.
Excitement at this point was sky high in the whole group. The WhatsApp group was also on fire. The parents and supporters from the other MRFC teams were kept constantly informed by Jean. Pictures, videos and texting ran havoc. We returned tired (the players) and exhausted (the adults) at the hostel, knowing that, next day, the first match would have been against number the number team in Germany in the age category. The reigning U12 champions of the SC 1880 Frankfurt.
On Sunday morning, we packed our bags into the cars and vans and left the hostel at around 09h00. The tension was palpable. Once arrived at the pitch, we started getting ready for the big match. Basically, it was like a final. The game against Frankfurt started at 10h45. The opponents immediately set the tone and after a few minutes they were leading by 10:0. Their technical skills and experience was clearly superior to ours. They were fast, strong and mistake-less. Our MRFC Lions tried everything to slow down the relentless attacks and were warned a couple of times by the referee for high tackle and/or minor fouls. Unfortunately, during this match we got our only yellow card. Connor was sent off for a high tackle he did not commit, that time. The referee exchanged him with another player of our team. By then, Timoté had already been replaced due to an injured foot. Later on during the match, also Basile had to be replaced for a very sore back as a consequence of a ruck action. In the end, Frankfurt scored 12 tries and we none. Timoté and Basile were taken to the hospital with the ambulance to check their injuries and the rest of the team prepared themselves to play for the third place.
Our opponent for the third place was another Berlin team: the Berliner RC. Definitely, they turned to be the strongest of the Berlin teams we had met, during the championship.. Nevertheless, our Lions were intentioned to finish third and, in spite of the absent Basile and Timoté, the group started by scoring first (Connor again). But the BRC players were not going to let go easily and, due to two silly defence mistakes, they caught us up and went leading by 05:10. Luckily, at the end of the first half the score was 10:10, as Alexis managed to equalise. The match went on like this until the end of regular time, with the Lions and the Berlin bears scoring another two tries each: 20:20 at the end of the second half. Extra times (2x 3 minutes) were about to start with the rule of the “golden try”, i.e. first to score, wins. And that happened, too; the MRFC Lions scored a try, but the referee (the same one of the previous “yellow card” against Frankfurt), decided to disallow it and, instead, gave a scrum in favour of the MRFC for a knock-on ball by the Berliner RC. That was it. The match ended 20:20 and the MRFC Lions arrived fourth in the championship because of a “yellow card” difference. By then, Basile and Timoté had also returned from their visit to the hospital without serious consequences from their injuries. A bandaged foot for Timoté and one week rest for Basile.
This was the best achievement of a U12 MRFC team, ever! The boys and girl showed professionalism, readiness to play beyond their ability and an extremely beautiful sense of team spirit. They supported each other without reserve. It has been an honour to accompany them in this adventure. Well done, MRFC team of the 2017 U12 Deutsche Meisterschaft.
Martin and I would like to thank personally our trainers, David and Antoine, for having brought the team to such a level. Another thank you goes to our “reporters”, Jean and Graham, who commented and reported live all the matches in WhatsApp, including sending videos and photos! It was very much appreciated by everyone.  A big thank also to the other accompanying adults: Fernando, Marco, Christian, Silvia and Roya who helped out the kids during the breaks and provided them with good and healthy snacks. How can we forget Philipp, our physiotherapist? He had a lot to do and not only with injured players, isn’t it Philipp? ;-). Last, but not least we want to thank also the players, who stayed at home and the entire MRFC community for their support during the whole championship.

Ergebnisse:
München RFC : Heidelberger RK: 5:5 (Try: Quentin Moughty)
Berliner SV : München RFC: 05:45 (Tries: Connor De Lucia 3x, Basile de Broissia 2x, Quentin Moughty, Orlando Tarquini, Eliseo Tarquini, Bruno Zamola)
TSV Victoria Linden : München RFC: 10:25 (Tries: Connor De Lucia 3x, Eliseo Tarquini, Basile de Broissia)
Halbfinale:
SC 1880 Frankfurt : München RFC: 60:0
Spiel um Platz 3:
München RFC : Berliner RC: 20:20 n.V. (MRFC 4. Platz wegen einer gelben Karte)

6. RVBY-Rugby Turnier in Ingolstadt U8, U10 und U14
21. Mai 2017

 

U8:
Bericht: kein Spielhbericht
Trainer: Alessandro Cossu
Manager:
Nicolas Vermersch
Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
Blaise Vermersch, Maxence Pochet, Timeo Kerschensteiner, Mario Zamola, Antonin Philippe, Joseph de Broissia, Xavier Delarozée und 2 neue Spieler Cajus Lodewijk und Leo Matthieu

Ergebnisse:
München RFC : RC Unterföhring: 20:40
München RFC : RC Unterföhring: 35:15
München RFC : RC Unterföhring: 15:35
München RFC : RC Unterföhring: 30:25

U10:
Bericht: kein Spielhbericht
Trainer:
Manager:

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
fehlt

Ergebnisse:
München RFC : SG SC Gröbenzell/TUS FFB: 30:20
München RFC : SG Bayreuth/RFC Augsburg/TUS FFB: 35:15
München RFC : TSV 1846 Nürnberg: 30:10
München RFC : RC Unterföhring: 20:20

U14:
Bericht: kein Spielhbericht
Trainer:
Manager:

Mannschaftsaufstellung MRFC:
fehlt

Ergebnisse:
München RFC : SG TSV 1846 Nürnberg/RC Stusta München: 25:15
München RFC II : SG SC Gröbenzell/RC Regensburg/TV 1861 Ingolstadt: 10:30
München RFC II : TSG TSV 1846 Nürnberg/RC Stusta München: 20:20
München RFC : SG SC Gröbenzell/RC Regensburg/TV 1861 Ingolstadt: 10:15