TRAINING: Tuesday: 1XV 21.00-22.30, 2XV 18.00-19.30, Ladies XV 21.00-22.30 // Thursday: 1XV 19.30-21.00, 2XV 19.30-21.00, Ladies XV 19.30-21.00

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2XV vs. RSRC

After storm Ciara it was time for Dennis to wreak havoc and mess up the playing schedule. Luckily the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute can only signal a minor breeze as a storm once a full moon so the play could continue this time. The one adjustment that was made, gave us some extra sleep because the match would be played in Leiden instead of Rotterdam. Their club being “the lowest rugby club in the world” comes with a pitch which becomes unplayable when someone takes a piss over it, let alone when it actually rains.

Het Palenpadje on the other hand is in perfect condition with rainy weather. The wind did make it harder to effectively use our passing game but we managed really well considering. Right from the start we weren’t afraid to give Jillis the ball and work his magic with his new center duo. Harry and Luuk showed that being new to a position doesn’t mean you can’t play good rugby. And after 25 minutes it all accumulated in an awesome Ja Toch. The move was executed with perfect running lines, timing and passing and the Rotterdam defence was completely flustered. It was followed up with go support running by Jeroen and it could have been a try were it not for the touch line. A bit unlucky but the move was still great. And it all happened without a lot of practise. For me this shows the potential and talent you guys possess.

But the first half started off with some strong refereeing. Rotterdam wanted to let us know they knew what a hit to the jaw is. So within five minutes three times the ref had to penalise them and with the third penalty came a yellow card. This helped the red and green pigs to tackle more disciplined and almost no high tackles were made in the rest of the game.

In general the first half was mostly the forwards fighting for the ball in scrums, line outs and rucks. Scrums were tough but we managed to control it most of the time. Line outs went well again when the ball was thrown straight. But we improved the most in the rucking game. The practise is paying off with this one. We had no problem keeping our own ball and we were even able to steal the ball a couple of times. Our strong offence was complemented by an excellent defence. Rotterdam was rarely able to break our line and kicked quite a lot. Just once they broke our defence and ran the ball in. They took the lead after the conversion because the try Luuk du Soleil wasn’t converted. The score at half time didn’t resemble the statistics. We dominated them but we were down 5-7.

The second half started where the first half stopped. From the beginning we put RSRC under pressure and started punching their defensive line. And it didn’t take long before we crossed the try line for the second time. This time it was Tim who stormed over and pushed the ball down, giving us the lead back. A much deserved lead. Although at that point we didn’t know it yet, but when we got ahead of them, the match was essentially over. Not only did we dominate the Leden from 010 but racked up the score as well after the break. One after the other, Sebas, Hollywood, Tim again and Harry scored tries and Jillis was solid with his kicks. Willem also scored his first try, so he will be running his Zumba somewhere in 2025! The final score of the game belonged to Luuk, who didn’t make a knock on fortunately while doing it. Score: 50-7.

One more memorable event of the game was one scrum where we totally owned them. It looked like everything suddenly clicked for us. So far in the season we have some issues controlling the scrum, but this scrum does give a hope we can turn it around. Together with the training we had this Tuesday, we will continue to build a stronger and tighter scrum and make this a foundation to build on.

Man of the Match: Lucas. The Ball Boy showed us what it’s like to be a team player. While everyone who didn’t play was taking shelter in the dugout, he was weathering the storm as our trusted linesman.

Dick of the Day: Rik. It’s sad to see one Committee member is working his ass off, while the other is cutting corners. Coming in late is not how we roll.

Your Coach

2XV vs. Batavieren

It was an early rise on Sunday, only to wake up, see a small drizzle and feel a strong side wind. So perfect conditions to play a fine game of rugby. And coincidentally it were the exact same conditions we experienced when we played Delft in September. That day we lost in the final minutes with only a three point difference. Not just perfect conditions, but also a great opportunity for us to show how much we have learned and improved throughout the season.

It was clear that some of us were still a bit sleepy. During the warm up the focus was not yet up. And in the first five minutes this cost us five points. Although our defense was strong, Delft was still able to mess up our line and with clever kick gained a lot of space. The last couple of meters they powered over with their old and experienced forwards. But these five minutes were the only minutes Delft played dangerously.

Straight from the kick off we put pressure on their attacking line with good line speed.Because of the weather knock ons were made quickly. By letting them make mistakes we won a lot of ball. This meant a lot of scrums in which Delft were stronger than us. What was good to see though, was that we still retained a lot of our own ball. We did this by getting the ball out of the scrum fast and letting the backs run with it. With Dugan, OJ and Luuk van Zon the backline was fast and strong. They were able to make plenty of meters when in space.

But it was still a hard grind. A couple of times Delft was able to win the ball. And when they did they were eager to put it to the boot. Andrelon had a great day because of it and caught every ball. Next improvement will be to make the right decisions from that point on. Delft made mistakes with their kicks and knocks ons but we did as well. Mostly we are not aggressive enough in the rucks. If we can improve on this part of our game, we will win matches easier in the future. Luckily, one guy makes sure we don’t have to ruck! And this was Harry. Every time he got his hands on the ball he ran for 30+ meters. And with one of his runs in the first half he scored a great try. This helped us gain confidence for the second half and opened an easy as hell game plan: feed Harry the ball and run support.

The second half was more of the same with the exception that we had the back wind now. Delft was not able to utilise their kicking game anymore and we put the screws on them. And once again Harry made us cheer with a strong run. He almost had an assist as well but Tim was quick to put a stop to that. A forward offload was enough to mess up a sure try. Better luck next time.

The last few minutes of the game were really tough and it all ended with a shock. Leiden put up a great defense on our own try line. But what we didn’t notice was a Delft player laying on the field. Somewhere had got in on the neck and unfortunately an ambulance had to be called in. A terrible accident. The referee decided it was better to end the game. 5-14.

The day ended with another great win, this time for France who beat England in their opening Six Nations game. What a day to be alive!

Man of the match: Harry. If you don't look closely you will mistake him for a German Tiger Panzer Tank.

Dick of the Day: Tim Worp. Just. Go. To. The. Ground.

Your Coach

Ladies XV vs. REL/Bekaro

Last Sunday we played against REL/Bekaro. We were a bit nervous because the last time we played against them, it was quite a nerve wrecking game. We were off to a rough start and the strong wind made passing difficult, resulting in a lot of knock-ons. REL/Bekaro on the other hand started strong and they almost made a try in the first 10 minutes. But our defense was strong and we pushed them over the sideline. 

After the second injured REL/Bekaro player had to be carried of the pitch and we had reorganised ourselves, the tide started to turn. Marie scored the first try and this gave us new energy to keep pushing. 

In the second half we had the wind in our back and combined with our strong play, we continued to score tries and Arie made most conversions too! REL/Bekaro started to crumble. At full time the score was 48-0, making it our fifth win and still zero tries against!

Try scorers: Marie, Wendy (2x), Myrthe (2x), Yvonne, Arie, Pauline

Woman of the match: Arie

Vajayjay: Loes

OPEN TRAINING

Big or small, quick or strong, there is a place for everyone on the rugbypitch. The Leidsch Studenten Rugby Gezelschap (L.S.R.G.) consists of two men's team and one women team and is always looking for new members. Experience isn't required. However Rugby knows many rules, learning the basics of our sport is quite easy.

In February you can give the amazing sport of Rugby a try yourself by participating at (one of) our open trainingsessions.

We have two seperate trainingsessions for men and women on Tuesday the 4th & 11th of February 18:00 - 19:30.


If you have any questions, you can reach us via info@lsrg.nl.

Ladies XV vs. Oemoemenoe

Last Sunday we played on the squashy Zeeuwse soil. We played Oemoemenoe before, so we were hopeful of winning again!

It was an early rise for us. The ‘Zeeuwen’ are known for their frugality, but now we also experienced another ‘quality’. A feeling of revenge. So instead of kicking off at 15.00, the game started at 11.30.

After a shorter warming-up than usual, partly caused by some teammates rather spending their day at Centerparcs than spending it at Oemoemenoe, we started our game. It didn’t go as planned. The passes weren’t as precise as usual and we could not find each other on the field. After 20 minutes we found our groove back and the first try was made by Wendy! Because of that try our focus was back on and we played as spectacular as usual. ;)

We showed great teamwork and it paid off! One try after another by quick offloads, good support and great attacking lines.

Even though the Oemie’s were getting tired and agitated towards us, we kept our heads and standards high. Fortunately our tackles were kept low (most of the time).

No doubt Wendy was awarded WotM. She made the first try and also gave constructive feedback on our way of playing during the beginning of the game. Because of her the whole team was able to recover and get their mind set on winning the game.


With a final score of 0-45 we can be very proud of ourselves. After 4 games we still have 0 counterpoints!! Bring it on REL/Bekaro!

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