The Weekend in Review - Game Updates
The past weekend, both AC and E2 sides played their last game of the season against the respective divisions of LTs. Let's take a look at their performances on the field!
The Clan took to the field against the LTs in the what turned out to be the last game of the season for both sides.
The match was a tight, exciting affair with the LTs leaving as victors, 18-17. The lead changed numerous times throughout the game, and the Clan had the chance to win it with a late penalty goal. However, without the trusty boot of Mike Adibe, the opportunity was lost.
Standing out for the Clan was the every dependable Sean Murphy at flanker, as well as Cole Merkosky who proved tough to pull down with the ball in hand. Will Comartin in his first start at centre aquited himself well with the limited opportunities that came his way.
If a season could be summed up in one game of rugby, it would be this one. The Clan showed good endeavour and willingness to attack. However would as usual rue the unforced errors and bad decisions that have plagued them all season.
Keep in mind though that this is a young and inexperienced side, that will surely get better with time, provided the players learn from their mistakes.
On Saturday September 9th, 2017 the Super2s took to the pitch for the final time in 2017 against their rivals from the south side, the Leprechaun Tigers. With a win, the Clan could end the LTs' E2 season.
After selections on Tuesday, the average age of the squad was hovering around 23, the coaching staff decided to bring in the old bones of Milan Mrdjenovich and Seb Lackey, to help keep David Mcleneghan (Sprucey) company.
The first half did not go to plan for the boys, as they dropped 2 quick tries in the first 10 minutes of the game. After picking themselves up for the next 20 minutes, the guys ultimately couldn't quite find their offensive stride and ended the half down 22-0 to the LTs.
After making some crucial substitutions at half, the Super2s started to live up to their name and scored 2 tries which narrowed the gap to 22-12 early in the second half. However, after some unfortunate handling errors close to the tryline and some penalties, the game was lost with a final score of 34-12.
Some notable performances from the weekend included, Connor McElhanney making 4 tackles in 30 seconds, and some strong performances from our U18s studs Lucas "Gate" Lemay, and Luis Groot coming off the bench.
We also wish farewell to two Clansmen, Justin Law and Stuart Hammond who played their last games for the foreseeable future. Justin has been around the club since 2012, and Stuart was a new addition this season. We wish them the very best as the respectively return to their homelands of New Zealand and England in a week.