The team lived-up to their name at the Super 7’s in Nyon with the Devilish side (& not in a good way!) showing-up for the first game which we lost 10-5 against Bern. We simply didn’t do anything right. Bern then drew against Konstanz meaning that we were fighting for a place in the semi-final against Konstanz next. I’d like to think that the vast amount of peanut butter & jam sandwiches were key for us to turn things around & allow our inner-rugby-angels out: whatever the reason, the performance against Konstanz was unrecognizable from how we had played an hour earlier and we won 52-0!
Second place in our group meant we were playing the home side who had convincingly beaten Zurich & CERN in their pool in the semi-final. After a brief confusion we also realised that this game started 5 minutes after our pool game finished! This was actually for the best as we simply continued playing the same rugby & despite letting their danger-player through for one try won convincingly 17-5.
So, we had earned ourselves a shot at revenge in the final against Bern: not only for defeat that morning but also for our loss in the league to them in October. Four hours after the first match kicked-off, the same two teams kicked-off again, but it was a very different game! Judith caught the first kick-off & combined with Lea in a move that finished with Judith crashing over the line. This set the tone for a game which the Dangels dominated in both attack & defence. Bern managed to release Ramona into space a couple of time, but there were tries a-plenty from Luzern including two beautiful runs from Andrea & a ‘Welcome Back’ try for Heidi. Final score 29-10 victory for the Dangels!
Thanks to Chris for coaching us brilliantly all day & to Carole, Angi & Nadia for making the trip to support us!
Team: Isa, Pinki, Jeannie, Melissa, Andrea, Melly, Lea, Sarah Mac, Esti, Heidi, Judith
Tries: Judith (5), Sarah Mac (4), Esti (3), Heidi (2), Andrea (2), Lea (1)
Conversions: Sarah Mac (9)
Angel of the Day: Judith for her strong running & hard work. Congratulations to Melly for a fantastic first day of competitive rugby!