RGC Top Division Two After Opening Weekend

RGC captain Dan Kellett said his team will be pushing for promotion to Division One following an impressive start to the 2018/19 Super Series season, writes Nathaniel Holland.

“We didn’t expect to win this weekend if I’m honest, but a win is a win” said the GB Talent player (pictured below).

“After winning this weekend, we are going to go into the next tournament looking to do the same again and promotion is the overall aim” he continued.

The Wrexham-based side started their season with a narrow defeat to Hawks in the opening game, falling just short and losing by two points 49-47. The side, featuring a blend of youth and experience, grew in stature and were able to finish second in Pool A with big victories over DMP Bulls (53-18) and Ulster Barbarians (60-28).

RGC were able to cause an upset in the semi-final, beating last year’s division champions Burn 45-36, inflicting Burn’s first defeat of the new season. The final saw them line up against West Country Hawks again and they again ended another team’s unbeaten start to the season with a well-deserved 55-47 victory to take the maximum ten points on offer.

There were some close games throughout the weekend in a highly competitive league. Caledonian Crushers finished the weekend in third, including a narrow 49-45 win over Ospreys. League newbies Barbarians endured three straight defeats on their first day in Division Two but were able to get back on the ferry to Northern Ireland with a win under their belts with a 46-27 victory over Gloucester in their final match.

The next time these eight teams will meet will be next month (November 11th/12th) at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent. Like all of our domestic competitions, it is free for spectators and GBWR would like to welcome anybody to come and support the teams.

The individual award winners were;

0.5/1.0- Sam Lloyd (Ospreys)

1.5/2.0- Tony Stackhouse (RGC)

2.5/3.0- Josh Williams (Burn)

3.5/4.0- Faye West (Hawks)

MVP- Philippa Denmead (Titans)

Full results can be seen here. The updated league table can be accessed here.