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FK Henry van Niekerk kommenterar U20-matchen mot Stirling University

14 NOV 2018 18:00
  • Skapad: 14 NOV 2018 18:00

With the u20's almost having no game due to a flooded pitch, it would be extra work for the management to ensure a move to another pitch and that the show must go on!
The result has already been posted, here are some notes from the u20's coach from a cold, damp and wet scotland
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"Of course it is great to get a 4 tries to 1 result on tour, but the what was most impressive today was the character and bravery of the U20 team. 

We lost Oskar Proos, Jonny Cranen, Vilhelm Carlsson during the week to injury and illness so we were already going into the game not at full strength. To further put the odds against us, Jasper Nilsson has the flu! 
So we went into this game 18 strong against Stirling University where the average age of the opponents was 22. The size difference was significant to say the least - with Stirling having several players the size of Theo Karlsson - so you can imagine it was a tough day at the office. 
With all those odds though against us, this team stayed focused on their game plan and patterns and played remarkable rugby as a team in very trying and typical “Scottish” conditions. We were fortunate not to pick up any serious injuries, however there are 18 very sore and stiff bodies this evening! Considering the conditions the handling was outstanding! The defense was top class with some huge hits put in by the team. They had to defend their line several times and to have only conceded 1 try speaks volumes to this teams potential and the depth in Swedish Rugby. 
We have one more game on Friday against Edinburgh University and look forward to putting in another performance we can be proud of no matter the result or the score. Congratulations to the U20 team they did Sweden extremely proud today! "

Head Coach - Henry van Niekerk

 

Skribent: Gunnar Mattiasson
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