TRAINING: Tuesday: 1XV 19.30-20.55, 2XV 18.00-19.25, Ladies XV 19.30-20.55 // Thursday: 1XV 21.00-23.00, 2XV 21.00-23.00, Ladies XV 21.00-23.00

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Ladies XV vs. REL/Bekaro

Last Sunday we played against REL/Bekaro. We were a bit nervous because the last time we played against them, it was quite a nerve wrecking game. We were off to a rough start and the strong wind made passing difficult, resulting in a lot of knock-ons. REL/Bekaro on the other hand started strong and they almost made a try in the first 10 minutes. But our defense was strong and we pushed them over the sideline. 

After the second injured REL/Bekaro player had to be carried of the pitch and we had reorganised ourselves, the tide started to turn. Marie scored the first try and this gave us new energy to keep pushing. 

In the second half we had the wind in our back and combined with our strong play, we continued to score tries and Arie made most conversions too! REL/Bekaro started to crumble. At full time the score was 48-0, making it our fifth win and still zero tries against!

Try scorers: Marie, Wendy (2x), Myrthe (2x), Yvonne, Arie, Pauline

Woman of the match: Arie

Vajayjay: Loes

OPEN TRAINING

Big or small, quick or strong, there is a place for everyone on the rugbypitch. The Leidsch Studenten Rugby Gezelschap (L.S.R.G.) consists of two men's team and one women team and is always looking for new members. Experience isn't required. However Rugby knows many rules, learning the basics of our sport is quite easy.

In February you can give the amazing sport of Rugby a try yourself by participating at (one of) our open trainingsessions.

We have two seperate trainingsessions for men and women on Tuesday the 4th & 11th of February 18:00 - 19:30.


If you have any questions, you can reach us via info@lsrg.nl.

Ladies XV vs. Oemoemenoe

Last Sunday we played on the squashy Zeeuwse soil. We played Oemoemenoe before, so we were hopeful of winning again!

It was an early rise for us. The ‘Zeeuwen’ are known for their frugality, but now we also experienced another ‘quality’. A feeling of revenge. So instead of kicking off at 15.00, the game started at 11.30.

After a shorter warming-up than usual, partly caused by some teammates rather spending their day at Centerparcs than spending it at Oemoemenoe, we started our game. It didn’t go as planned. The passes weren’t as precise as usual and we could not find each other on the field. After 20 minutes we found our groove back and the first try was made by Wendy! Because of that try our focus was back on and we played as spectacular as usual. ;)

We showed great teamwork and it paid off! One try after another by quick offloads, good support and great attacking lines.

Even though the Oemie’s were getting tired and agitated towards us, we kept our heads and standards high. Fortunately our tackles were kept low (most of the time).

No doubt Wendy was awarded WotM. She made the first try and also gave constructive feedback on our way of playing during the beginning of the game. Because of her the whole team was able to recover and get their mind set on winning the game.


With a final score of 0-45 we can be very proud of ourselves. After 4 games we still have 0 counterpoints!! Bring it on REL/Bekaro!

2XV vs. The Bassets

Match Report 2XV vs RC The Bassets 3 

After a big win, our next opponent was a team we hadn’t played so far. The Bassets had their team removed before the season began. But they managed to pull twenty plumbers, lumberjacks, plasterers and concrete workers together to form a team and play some games. So up we went, some by car, some by bike and some by bus to Sassenheim to play the closest thing that comes to a derby this season.

We had a strong line up with the likes of Mathijs vd Laan, Stijn and Vincent. And it was clear that the difference was going to be made by the forwards this day. The Bassets consisted of men weighing on average 110 kgs and although pretty old, knew how to play the game. This meant the game plan would be simple: try to hold where we can in defense, particularly the scrums. And when attacking, run around them instead right at them. Their lack of fitness would likely become an issue later in the game and our speed would burn them on the outside.

And the plan went masterfully well in the trash can for the first 10 minutes. We had one possession and lost the ball quickly. Then the men in white, brown and black marched up the field, dominated us in the scrum a couple of times and scored twice. Unable to convert they were 10 points up. But most importantly, we were woken up! And for the next 60 minutes we played great and showed what the Leiden Students are capable of. We managed to pressure the Bassets with faster line speed in defense. This helped us a lot because they started making knock ons and sloppy passes. They still dominated in the scrums, but it tired them more than it did us. The first who got over the try line was Dugan after the forwards did some hard work creating space out wide. And this was the pattern for the rest of the first half. In the meantime Dion,Stijn and Vincent also scored a try and in all four cases Jillis kicked the conversions. Special mention goes to Sonny Bill van der Laan who set Dion up for a try with a perfect back door pass. The score was a lot more healthy now: 28-10.

The second half saw no change in the first 30 minutes. The forwards ran around their opponents, creating gaps everywhere. And when the ball got in Jillis’ hands, he directed it the men outside. But the first try in the second half was not from good attacking play but from a great steal by David and then running the whole field. Luuk also got in by powering over the try line and so rewarding Vincent’s great run with 5 more points.

Dugan got in with a second try after a good run. But after Jillis missed his first conversion of the game, we also lost our concentration a bit. The Bassets would not lie down and play dead for the remainder of the game. On the contrary, they decided to stand up and gave us the lesson that a match is 80 minutes long. It helped them as well that David played by his own rules and made the same mistake three times in one game and was sent off with a yellow card.

So to wrap up, The Bassets scored twice and left the field with a good feeling about themselves. Even though the last word was ours with Dugan completing his hattrick. 54-22.

Big congrats for playing well this game. But I still want to point out some things we can improve on. When we defend our own rucks, we can be a bit more aggressive. We must attack them as they try to ruck us over. Don’t stand and wait, but step forward and stop them in their tracks.

Other than that: great tackling, good game awareness, strong running and lots of improvements overall!

Man of the Match: Koen. Uncatchable for The Bassets in his runs, set the example for the tackles and was all over the field. Good job!

1XV vs. Obelix

Sunday 12 January '20

The first game of 2020 was scheduled and the first opponent of the second phase of the competition was Obelix. Fat farmers away from home again. The opportunity to start the year of good, putting our new year resolutions to test. Even with the injury count within the double digits a great team was put on the field to assure our win.

We didn't start the way we should. Two cars were delayed by logistical problems and one to help a family in need. The warm-up was short but nevertheless were eyes and minds pointing the same way: Defeat Obelix. We started good. Great kick-off by our Moroccan scrum half and a perfect chase got us immediately in possession of the ball in their half. The tone was set. However, the conditions were bad and we still needed to get rid of the rust obtained during the Christmas break. Result: Scrums Yeey. As this was our downfall the last game, we were well prepared and gave a great battle to maybe the strongest scrum in our league. After at least 5 scrums in the first 10 minutes and a lot of defending we started to slack a bit in defence. Obelix, that played good rugby, probably for the first times since I've played them (ca 5 years), made good use of their strengths and smashed with their big guys, kicked ok and were strong in the breakdown. This got us pinned in our own half and after a sacked maul, a few pick and go's got them their first score. As we normally start with a score against to wake us up, we immediately got in their half and we were pushing for a score. Nevertheless, luck wasn't on our side as an intentional knock on wasn't seen and we were pushed back into our half. We didn't give up and a tug of war began resulting in a lot of forced errors from both sides. This started to take their toll as we gave a lot of effort into maintaining the scrum. This started to take its toll. We were getting tired and they kept the pressure in the scrum and in field with short hard lines. This resulted in one more score in the first half.

The second half started with good intentions. Subs were brought on the field with a clear plan to get back in this half. Within two minutes we were underneath our posts waiting for the kick. After we didn't could the kick off the ball dropped out of bounce leaving us with a line out in our own 22. After this was not well executed the ball ended up in the hands of a prop on the run resulting in the score. Nevertheless, we felt that we could get back into this game and started with Bart aka BorrelBogaers famous words echoing through our minds as a small flashback: ITS zero-zero again boiiis. We started playing again and we started to make our presence known on the field. Big hits from Sjoerd, Dan and Alvarito got us some mental wins in the game. After finally playing multiple phases without any mistakes Sander got our zero off the scoreboard. This got our hopes up but as we weren't lucky in the finishing they got back into the game. Another two scores came from an unlucky bounce and a good offload game settled the score at 36-7 in Obelix favour.

Although the loss, I feel that again we again got a lot of great things to look back to. Yes we weren't coming of the defensive line as a whole group and yes we made some errors. But, we again didn't gave up and a lot of new guys stepped up to the plate and put in big hits and effort to make sure that we didn't gave it away. I'm again proud of our efforts and after we lost the rust in this week training, I'm sure that we will have a great game against Bekaro on our home turf.  

Always drifting,

Maurits aka Aziz, the Moroccan, Muppy and Mopey

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