On the 9th May, UWLHC entered the Women’s Rugby 7’s tournament, to reclaim the title which was won last year after incredibly beating Warwick Women’s Rugby at their own game.
The first match was against the rugby girls. After their humiliating defeat last year they came out in full force. It was a tough match but UWLHC never gives up and didn’t let it put them off.
The second match was against lacrosse. After a great early try, UWLHC kept the momentum going and won 12-7.
Next UWLHC took on netball. Everyone thought this would be the toughest match (apart from women’s rugby, of course) but the netball girls were simply no match to hockey’s superior rugby skills. There was some great running, tackling and scoring from the entire team. The final score was 9-6.
Feeling thoroughly warmed up, UWLHC were on top form when taking on snow, preventing snow from scoring even a single point. Many of the team scored tries in this game. A special mention must go to Sarah Cremin for her amazing debut try. The final score was 14-0.
UWLHC as always were on top form and reached the final of the tournament to play women’s rugby again. We were the obvious underdogs and we knew women’s rugby was determined to avoid a repeat from our INCREDIBLE performance last year. UWLHC put a huge amount of effort into the play, but unfortunately could not re-live the dream. The lack of studs and muddy conditions were just too much. However, there was a tremendous amount of effort from everyone in the team, who were fearless against women’s rugby. Our club captain, Clare McKinnel scored an amazing try against the rugby girls. Once she was round the opposition there was simply no stopping her. Women’s rugby was simply no match for Clare’s insane speed and was left scratching at her ankles (quite literally).
Other special mentions...
Yankee for her incredible ability to kick over the ‘H’ bar
Becky Marvell for some epic tackles, and looking like she had dived into a bog by the end of the day
Clare McKinnel for general all round brilliance
Well done to all those who took part. I hope by now your muscles and many scratches have recovered.
I look forward to next year, when we can reclaim our title as rugby champions!