Martina selected as a reserve for European Championships

Written by on May 24, 2016

Martina EM

The club would like to congratulate on her selection as a reserve for the Swedish Ladies 7s squad for round 1 of the European Championships to be held in Ricany, Czech Republic next month. Good luck to everyone involved!

Match Report: Gents vs. Pingvin B

Written by on May 22, 2016

Match Report by Joacim Thilén

Since the third half was long and wet, today’s report will be a bit shorter…

Saturday’s game could have become the game that would be called the comeback of the year or even the decade. In the first half Lugi where struggling to keep the defensive line especially when Pingvin shifted the ball across their backline. This resulted in several tries that all were converted.

Not helping in the first half was a yellow card given to myself. No need to take the details, but it was a fair call and stupidly made by me.

After a hard first half that ended 28-0 to Pingvin. In the paus Lugi talked a lot about keep fighting and not giving up. From the sideline it was also clear that Lugis attack was effective as long as we cut out the mistakes.

For the second half most of the bench was subbed in. Its interesting how much easier it is to see the weak points when you are on the sideline. So the new players coming on knew what had to be done to stop the try-machine Pingvin.

In the second half Lugi really fired up and started to play with the passion that the game required. The centers started to put in some serious tackles in the backline which was very effective to stop Pingvin attacking. Lugi also started to stick to the game plan that has been worked on. Several planned moves were executed with accuracy close to perfection. And now this was starting to show on the scoreboard.

In the last play of the game Lugi had the ball and the score was 29-33 in advantage of Pingvin. Lugi worked hard to try once again to steal the candy from the children. Unfortunately Pingvins defense stepped up and the final whistle was blown.
Final score 29-33 to Pingvin.

A round of applause should go to the following:
The two headgeared South Africans who showed how rugby should be played.
The surfer, who makes it look so easy to run around an entire team by yourself.
Björn Davidsson for running the touchflag on the far-side. Its small thing to do, but its a great help to the team!!!

I hate to loose. The only thing that comforted me in this sad moment was the fact that Lugi stepped up big time in the second half and never gave up the game.

Men vs Pingvin B

Tries:
Viktor Cordes 2
Anele Gela 1
Jordan Foster 1
Francois 1

Conversions:
Tobias Magnusson 4 points

Match Report: Gents vs. Pingvin B

Written by on May 15, 2016

Report courtesy of Joakim Thilén.

After the loss to Malmö in April the Lugi team has been working hard on training. A lot of the trainings have been focused on getting the scrum to work as one unit as well as the backs to find their running lines in attack. A lot of the trainings have also contained a fair amount of contact.
Saturday 14th of May at 14:00 Lugi kicked off against Pingvin in Trelleborg. Almost immediately from start one could see that the hard work at trainings were paying off. Hard hits were put in all across the field.

Daniel, Eric and Anton started their first XV-aside game ever. Daniel showed Lugi that he is a second rower to count on, giving good pressure in the scrums as well as making his way to most of the rucks in the game. Now from a hard working forward to a good looking back, Eric had his first touch of the ball of an off load from Jordan and decided that the only reasonable thing to do in one’s first match of the career is to score the opening try.

In every Lugi players mind there have always been this belief that we are a small team and that we are not supposed to play any forwards game. Fielding a scrum that to my knowledge carries over 750 kg is not a small team, specially not in division 2. The decisions taken during the game also showed that this belief belongs to the past. Lugi’s forwards won most of there own feeds as well as some of Pingvins. In the line outs we stole some throws of Pingvin as well as putting up an 8 man maul of the throw. The maul was created outside the 22 and mauled onto the 5-meter line were Sebastian could easily break loose and score Lugi’s second try.

Half time the score board showed 12-5 in advantage of Lugi.

Team Photo

Team Photo

In the second half Lugi struggle with finding the passion and the discipline that a game this close requires. Pingvin brought on a lot of fresh legs while Lugi where struggling to find the pace of the game. Due to the lack of discipline a lot of penalties where given away and Pingvin could score twice.
After Pingvin’s second try of the second half Lugi managed to fire up. The wannabee-back, the sidestepping prop, Viktor was told to report for backline duty. He took his duty with pride, after a quick ruck the boll was delivered to Viktor and he delivered a try in return.
Lugi continued to play with passion and working hard. All the hard work from Lugi resulted in Olof and Jonno having their own competition about who had the most cramp as well as Viktor finding it hard to lift his arm.

In the final minute the score was 19-24 in advantage of Pingvin. As true rugby players Lugi were set to play till the whistle blows. From outside 22 Jordan decided to show off his stepping skills that he normally use on the dancefloor, by pretty much stepping or outrunning half of Pingvin’s defense by himself he managed to score a try close to the posts. The score was at this point 24-24. A conversion was to be made by Tobias.

While Lugi jogged back to set up for kick off a passionate motivational speech was held by myself. In the meanwhile Tobias had measured up his steps for the kick, taken the three steps up to the ball and kicked it right in between the uprights! Score 26-24. The ref decided that this was the end of the game and blew the final whistle. Lugi have won there first XV-aside game of the season!

To win a game in this way feels a little bit like stealing candy from a child. You feel a bit bad about yourself but then when you taste the candy the bad feelings soon go away!

Big thank you to Pingvin for hosting us, as well as putting up a great effort in the game. Next Saturday Pingvin are coming to Centrala IP for the re-match. Im assuming that both teams will be working hard on trainings to put up yet another great game!


Tries:
Sebastian Johansson 5 points
Eric Gemryd 5 points
Jordan Foster 5 points
Viktor Cordes 5 points
Conversions:
Tobias Magnusson 6 points (3/4)

Starting XV
1 Viktor
2 Sebbe
3 Olof
4 Rasmus
5 Daniel
6 Jocke
7 Truls
8 Jonno
9 Jordan
10 Tobias
11 Lucas
12 Anele
13 Eric
14 Fredrik
15 Krzysiek

Subs:
Jairo
Simon
Howard
Anton

Sandra Selected for U18s National Squad

Written by on August 20, 2015

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Following a selection camp in Jönköping last weekend, the club is delighted to announce the selection of Sandra Olofsson to the U18s 7s squad that will take part in the European Championships to be held in Liege, Belgium next month.

Following Sweden’s appearance and hosting of the championship last year in Enköping, the union have continued with development of the U18 girls through the national talent development program, which features regional and national training days. Sandra has been consistent presence at these camps in the south as well on the training pitch in Lund and is being rightly rewarded for the time and effort she has put into her training with her selection.

The competition in Belgium will be tough as the team will take on some of Europe’s traditional women’s powerhouses in England, Ireland, Russia and Netherlands alongside a host of up and coming nations on the rugby scene. The full lineup can be seen on Rugby Europe’s webpage.

We wish Sandra and all the girls a big good luck in their endeavours next month and we will be sure to bring you as many updates as possible.

The full U18s team selection can be seen on the Swedish Union’s webpage.

Sandra

Mican and Martina make initial cut.

Written by on March 5, 2014

Mican & Martina

 

The club would like to congratulate both Mican and Martina for making the initial cut of the national team’s 7s squad. They are now competing for a spot in the final squad of 12 girls that will contest the two women’s 7s grand prix meets in Moscow and Brive this June. They have both put in a lot of hard work and the club wishes them all the best as they compete against some of Sweden’s best for those final spots.