The first league game of the 2023-24 rugby season kicked off last weekend. An early kick off was scheduled so the fixture secretary could get to the pub to watch Ireland in the World Cup. This won’t be a problem next week…
Despite sensationalist news stories published in the local tabloid by our captain, the Renegades do still have a men’s team. Unfortunately, with a few players off island, it wasn’t a full team this weekend.
The 13 Renegades battled hard in the first half but went in 17-0 down. We were unlucky not to score, but errors on teachers try line cost us. At half time we lost another player as Felix had to leave to focus on his multi media company.
Shortly after halftime, new boy wee Ciaran scored after a good period of pressure. His leprechaun blood meant he was able to burrow over from short range without being noticed. He managed to get the ball down over the line, unlike one of his compatriots in Paris later that day.
Things started to go down hill from here with injuries and fitness conspiring against Renegades. Other new recruit, Aussie Crocodile Dulaney, made some good hits, but he was so offside from a returned kick it seemed likely he thought he was playing AFL.
Renegades statesman Des Nash didn’t help matters asking Simon Petting-Zoo how the camera worked on his new iPhone 4 so he could take a picture while he was trying to throw the ball in line out.
Teachers went on to score some more tries and ran out deserved winners.
Later in the day, the Ladies team got off to a great start beating last years league and cup winners Police by 29-12.