So much to be said about Sunday´s match: the quality of the match and the concentration on the play in waves, going up and down and up again. Hard match, heated atmosfere at times, some not so friendly behaviour, and a yellow card on both sides – Bruisers / Grizzlies losing 7-54.
Everyone has a bad day sometimes, but (and this is a capital BUT and the noteworthy aspect) a tingling feeling up my spine at the last matches tells me that there is something´s developping! Our joined team is now 5 matches, a few trainings, growing together into the season and it presents some solid Rugby! It is visible that the efforts of coaches and team captain are showing some great great improvement: we win the scrums, the line-outs work, there were good phases (one after the other in a constant flow), quick passes, which finally led to a great pushing through and try by Alban.
Even the referee mentioned in his summary that he has watched the Bruisers play over a lengthy period now and they keep getting better and better (now also thanks to the Grizzlie´s great players of course)!
Particular mention: impressive performances by Laurin, Tim and Robbie (he´s giving his 110% as always!), and a few powerful and committed tackles by Johan and John (Happy Birthday btw.)!
Still, there is some work to be done: too many little mistakes, easy ball dropping and losing, some shy tackles, some lack of support for the front line (fitness!) and too few passes to the backs after the work-phases in the center. Lack of concentration on the defense-line then allowed SCS to break through several times and score.
Boys, we want you at training, so the Bruisers / Grizzlies show a more consistent play, and we´ll have some Rugby-fun together in the end!
Really looking forward to our next matches!
Berlin Beach Rugby 2019
The dust (sand) has settled on an absolutely incredible day of Beach Rugby in the capital with 12 teams giving their all to be crowned 2019 champions.
For us Bruisers a great opportunity to play with other amazing teams
A very tight group phase saw 4 local teams progressing to the semi-finals with almost identical records and the clashes between BSC and Irish followed by BSV92 against last years champions Siemensstadt were epic, with high-quality rugby in a party atmosphere. With the Grünewälder and Spandauer making the final. Irish would make do with bronze by sneaking a win against their friends and training partners at BSV92.
Thanks to the Berlin Irish RFC e.V.
Tough match in Halle (the opponents obviously knew how to position 2, 3, 4 players on the flanks and score tries along the sidelines). However, although it was a high loss for the Berlin Bruisers, the team didn’t look bad at all. A team with new, motivated players and new positions, developing its interaction.
Captain Alex: “happy to see some skills and good moves”. Coach Rodolfo: “despite the Halle dominance, good Bruisers defence, scrums and lineouts, tasks fulfilled. Besides regular training, some additional fitness is needed next!”.
SG Halle 93 : 0 BSC Bruisers
Entrance from 20.00, show from 21.00-23.30 (sharp)
After the show, you can stay in SchwuZ for the following event: Buttcocks
The Berlin Bruisers – the first gay and inclusive rugby team in Germany – are going to participate in the Union Cup, the biggest European rugby tournament for gay and inclusive rugby, this year in Dublin. And they need your support to properly represent Berlin! Come and join them in a night full of jaw-dropping and unforgettable performances. As it is now a tradition, the sexy Berlin Bruisers are putting together a new edition of their beloved, wild and crazy Violet Varieté, happening on March 30th in SchwuZ. It will be an evening of spectacular performance, ranging from comedy to live music, draglesque, acrobatics, and some sexy surprises. An evening filled with glamorous artists and also with the sexy Berlin Bruisers – the most colorful german rugby team.
The night will be hosted by Gieza Poke, “Berlin’s only power-top pan-sexual former-Scottish-daytime-TV-fitness-sensation”. At her side: none other than Liliana Velasquez, the fabulous Berlin comedian. The line up is nothing short of spectacular and includes: The Darwish will seduce you with his belly dance, Ben MacLean will make you laugh out loud with his insights into Berlin’s gay life, Dunja von K will hypnotize you with her hula hoops, Fannie Haedäk will show what a queen and a chair together can do, Nana Schewitz will push the boundaries of drag, Feline & Strange will delight your ears with local Berlin-made tunes, and Lola Rose will surprise you with some lovely tunes. And finally as it is now a tradition – the Berlin Bruisers will be on the stage. And they’re ready to lose their clothes! Our timeless tradition – the Bruisers Striptease – will leave you begging for more!