Spring Season 2017

Aardvarks vs Devils, March 18th

After a strong showing at pre-season training and some great new recruits, both Mu-Ditun and Aardvarks mens team played their first matches of the Beijing rugby Spring season.


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For the Aardvarks men, we had a number of new combinations, but clear plans to play to our strengths in the backs. A poor first half where we repeatedly gave away ball through bad decision making put us under the pressure and we entered the half 20 points down.

Strong play in the forwards led by Marco Reyes, Gwendal Le Divechen, Kohei Toyama and Victor Bataille gave front foot ball to the backs where Morgan Evans, Evan Wijaya and Tyler Rudolph systematically spread and split the opposition defence. Three tries to Lachlan Rathbone and Michael Petrous (2) left the Aardvarks within seven points.

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Tiring bodies and a number of changes to combinations meant that we failed to finish off the game, although plenty of positives can be taken out for the next match against the Brothers.

With over 25 Aardvarks getting a run, a number of player made their debuts and received their ties at rugby dinner where they were welcomed to the club according to Aardvark tradition.

39-19 loss

Tries: Lachlan Rathbone and Michael Petrous (2)

Conversions: Morgan Evans and Evan Wijaya

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Aardvarks vs Brother, March 25th

The Aardvarks started this match with a plan to build on the effort from the week before and the first 10 minutes, we showed good intent and smart decision making although were unable to put points on the board. Tony Hare finished off a great backline move to open the scoring, followed by a try to Hugo from a lineout maul. Colin Coudray having his first start at fullback played well throughout the match and scored a try to take a 19-10 lead just before halftime.

A strong second half that threatened to get out of control with numerous counts of foul play by the frustrated opposition helped the win and Tyler Rudolph swept on a mistake to score. A strong platform created by the forwards let the midfield of Morgan Evans, Evan Wijaya and Tyler Rudolph create havoc for the opposition. This combination will be one to watch as the season progresses.

27-15 win

Tries: Colin Coudray, Tyler Rudolph, Hugo Pratt and Tony Hare

Conversions: Evan Wijaya (2). Penalties: Evan Wijaya (1)


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