Lugi Lions Log

End of Season Meal 2014

Written by on November 9, 2014

Thank you to all who attended our celebration of the 2014 season at Viva last night. First of all a massive congratulations to all the prize winners, you all have and will continue to represent the club so well. Thank you to those that organised the meal and to Viva for hosting us, you do a fantastic job.

Our Lugi spirit is as strong as ever and this was demonstrated beautifully throughout the evening by all those in attendance with many kind words being said and a little dancing in front of the band and the stage. Whilst that brings to an end the 2014 season, the off-season is already underway with indoor and outdoor trainings as well as fitness session being ran. Here’s to 2015.

Award Winners

Men’s Team

Player of the Year – Tobias Magnusson

Team Member of the Year – Anele Gela

Women’s Team

Players’ Player - Mican Franke-Rydén

Beginner of the Year - Sandra Olofsson

Youth Team

Boys Player of the Year – Marcus Gersbo

Girls Player of the Year – Ida Tadić

Performance of the Year – Diogo Soares, Oscar Wahlström & Samuel Hallstäde

Club Awads

Club Member of the Year – Viktor Cordes

“Mican” uttagen i svensk trupp

Written by on October 17, 2014

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Från Lunds Lokaltidning.

I år är det 30 år sedan det svenska damlandslaget spelade sin allra första landskamp. Det firas med match i 15-manna rugby mot Holland, det land man ställdes mot i sin allra första landskamp. Micaela ”Mican” Francke-Rydén, lagkapten och flanker i Lugi Lions RFC, är en av spelarna i truppen.

– Vi är 25 uttagna och tre blir reserver. Jag hoppas så klart att få spela. Det är ju inte så ofta det spelas landskamp hemma i Sverige och då är det ju äntligen dags att få spela nu när det avgörs i Malmö, tycker ”Mican”.

Sverige ställs mot Holland i Malmö, Lindängens ip, på lördag den 18 oktober.
– Holland är duktiga, men vi har spelat bra mot de tidigare. Jag har aldrig mött de själv men statistiken talar för att det blir en jämn, men absolut spännande match. Måste jag tippa tror jag vi vinner, säger ”Mican”.
Lugi- och landslagskamraten Martina Vivlund är skadad och missar tyvärr landskampen.

Läs mer: http://lund.lokaltidningen.se/mican-uttagen-i-svensk-trupp-/20141016/artikler/710159879/1238#ixzz3GOIGpnkE

Lugi to host iRB Level 1 Coaches course

Written by on September 30, 2014

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Upon consultation with the SRF, Lugi has been selected to host an iRB Level 1 Coaches Course to be delivered in Lund in November. The date is to be confirmed and the course will be delivered in Swedish. If you are interested in taking part and becoming a certified rugby coach please either contact us at kontakt(at)lugirugby.com or r.watson-08(at)alumni.lboro.ac.uk.

Lugi Alumni Network

Written by on June 22, 2014

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In a bid to set up a Lugi alumni network, our former player and manager Sam Edgecombe is looking for a few details from those who are interested to help set up a alumni network for the club. If you are interested in being a part of the network or know someone else who is please contact Sam via his email.

Sam is trying to set up a Google Map with place markers of where out great alumni come from. In order to help Sam set this up, please include your home town and country in the email to him. This is open to both Swedish and non-Swedish players, so start sending in those emails and help the club set this up.

Mican, Martina and Sweden find it tough going in Moscow

Written by on June 9, 2014

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Faced with a lack of playing time as a unit and prior tournament experience as well as the best teams in European 7s rugby, the first round of the FIRA-AER Women’s Grand Prix Series in Moscow was always going to be a daunting task for the fledgling national side and our two girls Martina and Mican.

To put into context the task that faced them, during the time that the women’s 7s side has been outside of the top division of rugby, the sevens form of rugby has seen an explosion in popularity and media coverage, especially when it comes to the women’s circuit, with the start up of their own IRB Sevens World Series. With the 2016 Rio Olympics on the horizon and the inclusion of sevens for the first time ever in the Olympic program, the funding and resources that has been placed behind all of the top 12 teams has been immense. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the game here in Sweden, which consequently sees our ladies competing against semi-professionals who regularly compete against the best the world has to offer whilst still being restricted to amateur status in their approach, a tough assignment indeed.

With that said, at the end of the tough weekend and having lost to German in the 11th-12th place match, the national side was unfortunately winless, despite having left everything on the field.

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From a Lugi perspective however, the weekend marked just how much the ladies have developed in their 7s game. With both Mican and Martina receiving major playing time and forming somewhat the core of the side. Highlights of the weekend included Mican’s massive line break and ball stealing ability whilst Martina scored her first ever try for the national side to open Sweden’s account for the tournament against Italy. This has surely been an eye opening experience for the girls to see what it’s like to truly step up to the top level and the club is proud of their achievements.

Martina - I loved it today, it’s been great even if we have lost them all. I wasn’t nervous and never afraid.”

The girls will now spend a few days recovering in Enköping before moving onto the second and final round of this year’s GP series next weekend in Brive, France, where their group will once again include Russia and Italy as well as the strong Spanish side.

MicanAnd this time we’ll beat Italy!”

We wish the entire team good luck next week and will be cheering everyone on.