Sunday, 19 April 2015

'Get Into Rugby' training on 8th / 9th May 2015


Rugby Afrique representative Erick Situma (Rugby Development Officer) will be coming to do 'Get Into Rugby' training on 8th / 9th May for coaches who will coach rugby in schools and deliver the Get Into rugby courses.

Erick will also lead a Level 1 coaching course on Sunday 10th May. In order to cover costs, the RFUM will be charging 10,000 --> 15,000MK for this course (tbc), which will also allow us to invite some coaches who would not otherwise be able to attend.

I have people in mind to complete this course and we only have space for 32 coaches maximum.

If you want to attend this course, you will need to get online and complete the IRB laws and Rugby Ready modules first. Register at:
http://www.irbpassport.com

Let me know if your are interested for either the Level 1 coaching course or the Get into rugby course (more info at:
http://www.irbgetintorugby.com/index.php?&language=en).
Russ
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Bhupesi Pride have 'landed' in Lilongwe

They are there for 2 and a half weeks to develop rugby.

Bhupesi Pride will be working with Luke Coulson and Lilongwe Rugby Club as well as James Cross and BMIS.

As well as Lilongwe coaches (such as Wandsworth Rashid); two rugby coaches will be going from Luchenza Joseph Junior Manyozo and Cedric Chewale) as well as Lawrence Marira from Ndirande, thanks to Greg Gange-Harris and Game Haven Lodge, as well as BSC Rugby and Graham Staines.
 
Thanks guys for making this happen.

Richard Bennett - they're looking forward to working with Bhupesi Pride.

I'll be up there for the tournament on the 1st May.

Russell Suter

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Superior Halal Food Markets sponsored Malawi Rugby Championship Round Up


The Malawi Rugby Championship (MRC) finished last weekend when the final round of matches was played at Blantyre Sports Club. The league was a massive success with more game time for each of the four sides involved and seeing development both in terms of individual players, but also in each team. However, the MRC could not have been contemplated without the sponsorship and support from local Blantyre business Superior Halal Food Markets. This league marks a first for Malawi and it is hoped that in 2016, teams from the Lilongwe region will be able to play their own league with a similar format, leading to playoffs between the Central and Southern region’s select sides at the end of the season.

 

The first game of the final weekend saw Ndirade Impala beat old rivals, Luchenza Red Ants, by 66 points to Luchenza’s 5 (scored by their captain Joseph Manyozo – his first ever try) to secure third place in the league table; Impala scored 10 tries in this game alone with Majowa Duwe coming to the fore with a well-taken hat-trick in the process, supported by Allster Momba and Ezekial Gunde, both bagging two tries apiece. Erick Mumba, Curtis White and Robin Banda both scored one try each, with Gideon Kapetuka posting 4 conversions.

The second game – BSC Rugby vs Saints Hooligans was a fantastic spectacle watched by a big crowd. The Hooligans started strongly with two fantastic tries from Dumi Kumwenda outpacing the BSC to defence as well as adding a penalty. Jordan Thompson converted both tries to leave Saints 17-0 up at half time. BSC hit back with two quick tries from Mike Fuller and Emile Caraeu to leave Saints reeling. However, Kumwenda steadied the Hooligans’ ship with a penalty and his hat-trick try to take his day’s haul to 23 points and to allow Saints Hooligans a well-deserved 27-10 win over BSC Rugby. This win kept Hooligans in second place, but BSC Rugby won the Malawi Rugby Championship overall thanks to their superior try scoring (48 tries compared with the Hooligans 28 tries) and higher points difference



MRC League Stats: Throughout the MRC, four teams have played twelve games in total, each meeting one another twice.
 
 A massive 106 tries (5 points each) have been scored, with 64 conversions (2 points each), 5 penalties (3 points each) and a single drop goal (3 points).  The top points scorers were BSC’s Darragh Mullins (74 points – 4T; 27C) and Saints Hooligans’ Dumi Kumwenda (47 points – 7T; 3C; 2P) with Ndirande Impala’s Majowa Duwe fourth highest scorer with 42 points (6T, 6C). Saints Hooligans’ Bradley Ferguson was highest try scorer with 9 tries (45 points); closely followed by BSC’s Mike Fuller who managed 8 tries (40 points).


This is how it looked at the end of the championship
 

Russ Suter (8th April 2015)
 
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Rugby Report – SAIntS vs BMIS vs KA (March 2015)

SAIntS Senior Boys and girls made the long trip up to Lilongwe this weekend for their annual school rugby matches against Kamuzu Academy and hosts Bishop Mackenzie.




 SAInts girls rose to the occasion, with ferocious tackling and committed defence forming the basis of their game and they scored two excellent tries through Tania Ferrao and Aila Dielemans against BMIS to beat the hosts 10-0.

This included excellent work from Captain Karen Busily and some very strong runs from Fareeda Abbas, who proved difficult to stop. The second game against KA was a tighter affair, with KA scoring two tries to lead 10-0 at half time.

However, SAIntS stormed back with a second try for Tania and an excellent 30m run from Davina Anthony to score and level the game at 10-10. KA beat BMIS in the third game by 20-10 to win overall on the day, with SAIntS senior girls coming second.



 
SAIntS Senior boys dominated their two matches against KA and BMIS to win this interschool’s event. The score between BMIS and SAIntS was 34-0 to the visitors, with SAIntS backs dominating the score sheet after great work from their smaller forward pack.
Captain Baz Scordis scored once, with Bradley Ferguson and Dumi Kumwenda scoring twice each to tear through the BMIS back line. Kamuzu Academy offered stronger opposition, scoring first to wake up SAIntS, who responded with three tries, from Baz Scordis, Bradley Ferguson and Dumi Kumwenda. KA beat BMIS 14-0 (with a further touch down disallowed) to come in second place. Big thanks to Bishop Mackenzie staff and students for hosting this event.
 
 

(Russell Suter – March 2015)


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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Top point scorers - MRC after 4 rounds

Malawi Rugby Championship Top Point scorers after 4 Rounds

Player / Team / Tries / Conversions / Penalties / D. Goals / Points

Darragh Mullins BSC Rugby (4T; 27C; 74 Points)
Bradley Ferguson Hooligans (6T; 30 Points)
Jordan Thompson Hooligans (1T; 9C; 2P; 29 Points)
Graham Staines BSC Rugby (5T; 25 Points)
Faffa Retief BSC Rugby (4T; 1DG; 23 Points)
Mike Fuller BSC Rugby (4T; 20 Points)
Dumi Kumwenda Hooligans (3T; 1C; 17 Points)
Nick Thorneycroft BSC Rugby (3T; 15 Points)
Majowa Duwe Impala (2T; 1C; 12 points)
Rodney Boshoff BSC Rugby (2T; 10 Points)
Danie Bester BSC Rugby (2T; 10 Points)
Baz Scordis Hooligans (2T; 10 Points)
Martyn McGrath Hooligans (2T; 10 Points)
Brent Ferguson BSC Rugby (2T; 10 Points)
Allster Momba Impala (2T; 10 Points)
Lars Holmgren BSC Rugby (2T; 10 Points)



 MRC - Round 4; February 28th 2015..
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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Malawi Rugby Championship Round 4 – 28th February 2015

Thyolo Sports Club hosted their first rugby match in over 30 years when the Superior Food Market sponsored Malawi Rugby Championship played on Saturday 28th February.

In perfect conditions for running rugby, the first match saw a rejuvenated Luchenza Red Ants side fresh from a training camp at Game Haven, eager to demonstrate their improved tackling and rucking skills. Their opponents, Saints Hooligans, were surprised by the Red Ants ferocity, but despite having eight new players in their squad, Saints Hooligans crafted six tries with Bradley Ferguson playing extremely well and touching down for four of these. 

Yankho Chikwana and Dumi Kumwenda added the other two with Red Ants managing two tries. The Hooligans and Red Ants players impressed the large crowd with their commitment and passion with this entertaining eight-try bonanza.

Final score: 32-10 to SAIntS Hooligans


The second game saw a strong BSC Rugby side take on Ndirande Impala. BSC quickly got into their stride with early tries for newcomer Garth Bute, Mike Fuller and captain Graham Staines. Impala fought back and started to turn over rucks. 

Tempers flared as frustration set in and Impala players were sin binned. Despite the improving opposition, BSC scored three further tries, with Mike Fuller grabbing his second and Darragh Mullins darting through for his score. BSC rounded off the half with a try for debutant Jonti Hudson, fly half Darragh Mullins adding his fourth two-point conversion.


Impala stormed away for a quick try in the second half, courtesy of Majowa Duwe, but BSC weathered Ndirande’s pressure and broke away to score a second try for Graham Staines. 

Following an Impala infringement and a second sin binning, BSC’s hooker Ben Fields crashed over for a fine try. BSC’s backs then took over, scoring two more tries with quick hands and fine running allowing Faffa Retief and then Lars Holmgren to cross the line. Darragh Mullins added three more conversions to leave the final score 62 – 5 to BSC and an end to a great day of rugby in Thyolo.



Russ Suter (Sunday 1st March 2015)

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