Gastricum – With the competition in Premier League Rugby now in full swing, Gastricum Rugby Club has completed its selection for the upcoming season. With some final reinforcements from Argentina and New Zealand, the assault on the national championship could be repeated with an existing home-grown core. A home game against Breda was on the agenda this weekend.
Gastricum started the game brightly and put Breda under good pressure from the first minute. After just over fifteen minutes of play, a chance from the scrum allowed Jord Dornenball to score the first try, despite the strong wind, including a good conversion from the sideline by Dakota Cody: 7-0. The forwards in particular could keep pressure on Breda: plenty of groundwork was gained from both the line-out and driving maul and scrums. From two scrums, Fabio Filippi and Roy Shermer managed to score 2 tries. Breda managed to get something back with a try, making the halftime score 28-7.
In the second half, CAS RC lacked a strong counter-wind and many balls were lost due to sloppy passing. However, CAS scored the first try again in the second half, its conversion unfortunately missed against the wind: 33-7. The second half was dull from both sides, but there was also strong defense from Gastricum at stages. Eventually, Breda’s resistance was overcome and with some last-ditch efforts the match was convincingly won 50-21. With this win, CAS RC moved up to 6th place in the left row, a place to qualify for the play-offs for the championship at the halfway point of the season.
The regional derby continues next Saturday against Harlem, again at Waterland Sports Park, this time at 3pm normal time. If you win, there is a chance to rise further in the CAS RC rankings, let’s see!
In the picture:
Tahi Subritsky (Prop) scored a try on his debut for CAS RC. (Photo: Theo Beintjes)
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