RFC Paderborn traveled up to Hanover for their 2nd fixture in the 2 Bundesliga North. Thefor the day was DRC Hanover (Deutscher Rugby Club). Once again an unknown for RFC Paderborn. The weather was perfect for rugby with sun and some patches of cloud. The ground conditions were soft under foot.
The game kicked offat 1500 hrs. The first few minutes of the game saw Paderborn being very dominate which lead to an early to Paderborn. Bartdorf was not able to turn them into points. Hanover soon replied. With a in Paderborn’s defense gave DRC Hanover a chance to get the first try of the match at 12 minutes into the game. DRC Hanover unable to .
RFC Paderborn soon got back into the game with Meirion Parsons scoring Paderborn’s first try of the day at the 17th minute. Josh Ferguson was unable to. The game became pretty even with both DRC Hanover and RFC Paderborn away many . However the deadlock was soon broken with DRC Hanover giving away to Paderborn kicking distance. Josh Fergusion was able to get the kick over the posts at the 32 minute mark. Half time was soon approaching and a flaw from Paderborn with a forward pass was called.
Half time score. DRC Hanover 8 – 8 RFC Paderborn
2nd half was a Buks Tunikula showing his and breaking the DRC Hanover defensive line to score paderborns 2nd try of the day. However the good comes with the bad. after the kick off Paderborn was shown a yellow card for illegal play at the ruck. DRC Hanover took advantage of this and played some very hard, aggressive technical rugby which lead to DRC able to get a and gain a further 3 points. Score DRC Hanover 11 – 13 RFC Paderborn.show from Paderborn. with
The game then started to become a matter of, RFC Paderborn was able to keep the rugby heads on which lead to yet another to Paderborn. Once again Josh Fergusion showed off his kicking skills by putting a further 3 points ahead. Score DRC Hanover 11- 16 RFC Paderborn.
It wasn’t all bad for, as our yellow card player came back on the playing DRC Hanover were shown a yellow card. Paderborn took this advantage of having one player more . some ‚ loud Friendly guidance‘ from the (head coach Woody). Paderborn was able to put Jordan Adams in the corner for his 2nd try for Paderborn and 3rd try of the day. Josh Fergusion was able to covert taking the score to 23 -11 to Paderborn.
With only 10 minutes left in the game. Paderborn was aware the game could still be lost and a final try orkick was needed to seal the win. However bad news for Paderborn. Super star center Phil was shown a yellow card for a body check. 14 men and now 7 minutes to go. Lucky Paderborn’s fitness is what kept them in the game. Paderborn had 3 attempts of scoring a try. A simple draw and pass would of the sealed it. DRC Hanover was good to those 3 attempts from Paderborn 5 meters from . However the 4th Attempt was carried through by Merion Parsons in for his 2nd try of the game. the conversion wasn’t the bonus point was needed in order to take 2nd position in the 2 North.
Final Score DRC Hanover 11 – 28 RFC Paderborn