Twas a beautiful day in southern Finland where a prepared HRC team awaited the arrival of JRC. Due to changes in the games set up we hadnt played them for two years in the opening stages of the league. It was with great cheer we welcomed JRC back into the fold and in true HRC style showed them that we missed them! From the kick off HRC again showed the determination and focus that is starting to become central to this teams psyche. Having resolved issues from the previous match against Tampere the forwards not only dominated the scrum but also to some degree in the lineouts. The backs, now receiving quicker ball were able to stretch there legs giving Avea Avea room to make his presence felt on the oppositions try line...twice. Our supersub, the Italian stalian Nicco, added an extra to give us a commanding lead. JRC showed up but did not have the strength in depth to compete. Again the experience of having two captains and a number of older experienced players showed.
Chris (Man of the match) had another stomper of a game smashing players left right and centre. Antti also showed his capabilities by catching an over shot line out ball and not only securing it but also releasing it quickly to set up the first try of the game.
As captain I cannot ask for more passion nor commitment to tackles however the coach, im sure will have some constructive criticism to give!
The score reflects our commitment! 24/7!
Match report by Simon Elliott