Building on what we learned from the VCU game, AUWRFC played hard game this saturday and started off our first matrix match of the season with a win! We definitely sent a message to the Capital Rugby Union that we are not a team to be messed with and our next 3 matrix matches better watch out. Not only did we prove to our opponents that we are a talented team, we proved it to ourselves. We had beautiful play and communication between the backs and the forwards that led to consistent and strategic phase play opening up opportunities for many team tries.
All of our effort and dedication showed on the field to continually push ourselves. Special shout out to all the players who stepped out onto the pitch either in a brand new position or without ever seeing a rugby game before. All of them rose to the occasion and made a huge impact in securing our win!
Our Forward Woman of the Match goes to one of those players: Hunter. Hunter stepped up to play Flanker without any forward experience and she repeatedly annihilated Gtown’s flyhalf making their entire team terrified to have the ball.
Our Back Woman of the Match goes to Nicole. Nicole’s ability to read the field leads to her incredible try saving tackles every week but this week Nicole utilized that skill to effectively attack space, support her teammates and score 3 tries for a hat trick!
We will take this week’s practice to put in the work for another successful weekend of AUWRFC rugby against George Washington.