Boroughmuir S1 Rugby: Currie Game Report
Boroughmuir Rugby 17 - Currie RFC 0
On what turned out to be a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Boroughmuir S1's turned out at Meggetland to play in the return match with Currie RFC. A Boroughmuir - Currie game is always a tense affair as the two teams are both well disciplined and can play rugby. Currie have shown they can play good rugby and get results from some good quality opposition, so the encounter today was not one to be taken lightly.
Muir kick off to a waiting Currie team, who immediately showed some good shape in the rucks to win the first few hits, which knock some of the wind out of the Muir sails. However, the Muir forward moved up a gear and started to compete at the breakdown area. From one of the quick ruck balls our attack managed to dance through the Currie defence to go over for the first try. The conversion followed. For the reminder of the half the two teams move the ball well to attack and defend. One concerted effort saw Muir score under the post. Conversion kicked - the first period ended.
The second period saw a renew Currie move up a gear, making some good individual runs deep into Muir territory. However, Muir quickly regrouped, won some of the breakdowns and took the ball back up the park to relieve the pressure. A Muir break up the right wing and some great support play saw Muir touch down for another try.
Again, the two teams 'locked horns', with some good attacking and defending going on by both teams. Towards the end of the period a strong surge saw Muir move Currie back to their line and then go over for a 'bullish' try.
The third period was tight from start to finish and good breaks were being made on both sides. The quick handling from the Muir backs was allowing us to gain valuable ground, which Currie, were finding hard to claw back. Some quick ruck ball saw Muir touch down in the left hand corner for the only score in the third period, which brought the match to a close.
The game was played at a great pace and each team can be proud of the rugby that was played. From a Muir perspective, Currie taught us a few things today, however, it also brought out our strengths. Our forwards took the game to Currie and did so for the full 45 minutes. Our backs passed and ran for the full 45 minutes. At no time did it look like Muir were wanting to give Currie an inch, including our attacking defence. It is this relentless barrage or attack and defence that allows us to be super competitive against good opposition like Currie!
Again good individual performances from all the players today, with some players putting in great performances. Well done again to the players for giving maximum effort today - a massive 'well done' from the coaches! Thank you to everyone who came down to support and to all our helpers that make the day great, afterwards in the Clubhouse. Lastly thank you to our ref's, for putting up with all the rubbish that we throw at them - without you there's no game!! Highland next week - bring it on.....
Boroughmuir Rugby S2: 3 - 13: Currie S2
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