This is a sign of progress and things to come: bitter disappointment at not having beaten Bern. Let’s consider: this team destroyed us by 8 tries to one 12 months ago, 5-52. For large spells of the game, RCL took it to Bern and disrupted a strong opposition. Our line was well defended and our . . . → Read More: RCL Men let it slip vs Bern
A three-tries-to-none victory against a Zurich2 team much improved from that which played Wurenlos the week before. Great intensity at times, much improved lineouts, and a solid scrum. Still, a generally disappointing feel after the game.
At times, the backs’ attacking was superb, dangerous and exciting to watch. Two of the tries came from clinical . . . → Read More: RCL Men dispose of Zurich2 in scrappy performance
Bit of a flashback to 12 months ago. Lots of established players missing, and playing one of the better teams in Ligue B. 16 RCL men traveled to La Chaux-de-Fonds in awful (see: Irish) conditions for September. In all, 3 guys made their league debuts, and 3 played out of position. We had no subs . . . → Read More: La Chaux-de-Fonds too strong for fighting RCL men
April was never going to be a month for accumulating points – playing the top 3 in the league, all away. Thankfully, the RCL pack learned from an often soft display against Neuchatel last week, taking on the huge Lugano pack well in the loose from the kick-off in a manner that belied the differences . . . → Read More: RCL Men push Lugano in brave fight
After a solid performance against Zürich2 last week, RCL Men took on Alba Lausanne, a team with several seasons’ experience in Ligue B. After a disappointing defeat away to them in October, we wanted revenge.
RCL started well. Our scrum showed continued improvement, even on the previous week. Throughout the match, plenty of ball was . . . → Read More: RCL Men dispatch Alba Lausanne
From the start, RCL Men were up against it. No subs. Wings in at hooker and flanker. A back and an injured coach in at second row. It was agreed that we would play with uncontested scrums for safety reasons. Nonetheless, RCL took to the match in a fearless manner, against a well-drilled back line . . . → Read More: RCL Men Go Down Fighting v Zurich2