Föreläsning hjärnskakning 11/11
19 okt, 2016, 14:26 0 kommentarer
Fredagen den 11 november föreläser narkosläkare Jakob Johansson om hjärnskakning på klubben. Efteråt blir det en whiskeyprovning där maxantalet är 30 personer.
Föreläsningen startar 18.00 och beräknas hålla på 20-30 minuter. Alla är välkomna. Jakob har ett stort idrottsintresse och är aktiv mest inom vanlig fotboll.
Whiskeyprovningen startar 19.00. Anmälan till Fredrik Wärnberg via mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Kostnad 200 kr som betalas på plats. Vi provar 4 klassiker med tilltugg som smakupplevelser. Först till kvarn.... gäller då det är ett begränsat utrymme på klubben.
Anmälan senast 4/11.
Hälsar Fredrik Wärnberg
Training on the grass of Fyrisfjädern
22 apr, 2016, 15:03 0 kommentarer
Access to our own pitch at Fyrisfjädern will finally bring some stability to our training schedule. Starting with the training now on Tuesday (2016-04-26) the training times will be as follows:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30 pm – 8 (kl. 18:30 - 20:00, that is) at Fyrisfjädern, grass
Uppsala B - Stockholm Exiles III match report
29 maj, 2015, 15:33 0 kommentarer
Great team effort results in win for Uppsala B. Final score 34-14 to Uppsala.
On Sunday Uppsala B entertained Exiles 3 at Fyrisfjädern looking to build on their impressive win over Västerås the weekend before.
Some injuries and players unavailable meant that Uppsala went into the game with only two subs but the quality of the starting 15 had everyone brimming with optimism before kick-off.
Playing with energy and adventure Uppsala soon asserted their dominance over an Exiles team largely consisting of older experienced players in combination with a good number of up and coming juniors.
Playing with the wind in the first half Uppsala were able to put together long periods of pressure and by making good use of their forwards to draw in defenders the ball was often spread wide to where the space was created. 3 tries were scored By Uppsala in the first half with Exiles scoring 1 of their own through their impressive young number 8 who would go to get another in the second half.
First half score 17-7 to Uppsala.
The second half was much the same story and Uppsala were helped by Exiles giving away a lot of penalties. The last 10 mins of the game was played entirely in the Exiles 22 and Uppsala were rewarded for their fine display with a great win when the final whistle was blown.
All in all a very good performance by Uppsala who used their forwards and backs to good effect throughout the game. The fact that 6 tries were split evenly between backs and forwards says a lot about the team effort. Try of the day was scored by Moose who finished off a fine team effort involving countless phases of play and great interlinking between the forwards and the backs.
A big shout to Matzilla who played his first ever game of rugby and managed to dwarf every other player on the pitch and to Sam, Kris and Jorge who stepped up to play their second game of the weekend.
Players of the match were Jonathan for his two tries and Sebastian for his ferocious tackling throughout the game
URFC in disappointing loss to Hammarby
11 maj, 2015, 21:18 0 kommentarer
URFC travelled to Stockholm looking to record their second win of the season and also beat rivals Hammarby for the first time in many years. Hammarby, who had been moved down a series due to leaving a walkover at the end of last season, were looking to atone for the disappointment of losing to Exiles barbarians in their first game last weekend. Hammarby even boasted former Pleb and ‘Back of the year 2014’ Freddie Everitt at fullback.
Even though Exiles first team was at home, Hammarby decided to play on the larger of the two pitches at Årstafältet. This suited URFC down to the ground and gave them an opportunity to use both their fitness and ball handling skills. Starting up the hill and into the wind URFC began the game promisingly, forcing Hammarby into numerous handling errors through a very tight and aggressive defence. This tactic paid dividends and for the first 30 mins Hammarby rarely got out of their 22.
Unfortunately URFC were unable to turn pressure into points and a combination of running in too high and getting held up with the ball, and a great difficulty in winning their own scrum meant that they rarely managed to threaten Hammarby’s line. Small defensive errors started to slip into URFC’s game and Hammarby had the pace and enterprise to run in 30 unanswered points before halftime in a devastating 10 min period. Each try came from distance and involved at least one missed tackle from the previously solid URFC defence. This was a major blow to URFC’s chances of winning the game and effectively took the game out of their reach.
URFC regrouped at halftime and with the wind and the slope in their favour set out to claw back the 30 point deficit. The second half started as the first with Hammarby pinned back in their 22. This time however URFC managed to get their game flowing and cracks were beginning to appear in the Hammarby defence. Time and time again URFCs’ pods made ground and sucked in the Hammarby defence with only some poor decision making and stubborn Hammarby defence keeping URFC from scoring that decisive first try. Even when nr 10 Luke Perrin had to go off with a head injury this didn’t affect their flow and captain Erik Wärnberg slotted in perfectly to the standoff role in Luke’s absence. Nr 8 Stewart Devine was the first to go close and was agonisingly held up on the line by some last ditch Hammarby defence. The breakthrough was soon to come however. After wave upon wave of great attacking play by both the forwards and backs the ball was shipped left to Stewart Devine who drew the last man and sent nr 3 Ryan Mintz in in the corner for a fantastic team try. With their tails up, URFC went looking for more and after some great breaks through their forward pods they again found ourselves on the Hammarby line. This time there was a different outcome however with Ryan Mintz driving in for his second try of the day from close range, assisted by replacement hooker Gabe Andrews. With time ticking away and still 20 points down URFC brought on their bench. Unfortunately in the last 10 mins Hammarby scored two more tries of their own, again running in from distance, which made the final score 40-10.
In terms of possession and territory URFC probably had over 80% of each but at the end of the day it’s the final score that matters. Some poor tackling combined with some very good Hammarby runners took the game away from URFC and left a bitter taste in the mouth come final whistle time. Plenty of positives can be taken from the performance but at the end of the day it was a bitter loss.
Congratulations to Johannes Malmström and Adriaan Myburgh who made their first team debuts and played out of their skins. Thanks to every member of the squad for turning up and playing with heart and passion. On Thursday URFC have a chance to get their season back on track when they meet Exiles Barbarians at Fyrisfjädern, KO 1800.
IF Attila - Uppsala RFC (herrar)
7 maj, 2015, 16:34 2 kommentarer
Uppsala kicked off their season with a 14-39 victory over the hosts Attila.
All the preparations had been made to make us as physically and mentally ready for this moment.
A gruelling preseason fitness program led by Jorge Campos, training sessions with experienced campaigners Vance Thomsen and Pascal Rapon plus a great tour to Trelleborg... Uppsala felt ready and confident.
As the game kicked off, Uppsala felt confident and took control early on, applying the pressure and through the trusty boot of Luke Perrin we scored our first 3 points of the season. Uppsala were over eager and that manifested itself into an array of penalties that had the potential to throw the game into a full on meltdown. Our Pleb of the year for 2014, prop Ryan Mintz was sent to the sin-bin for a mistimed yet not malicious tackle on an Attila player.
The penalties continued to mount and for a while Uppsala as a whole seemed to be falling apart and panicking. The leadership of Erik Wärnberg allowed us to calm down and get back to basics, thinking clear under pressure. Our scrum-half Dan Naylor started bringing the burly frames of Adam Lund and Danny Ghazi into the crash balls and both kept on making the hard yards count, time and time again sucking in their forwards until an overlap appeared and the creativity of the backs, led by the vision of Tim Dodd and the sheer pace of Luke Perrin brought home our first try of the season.
Even though we conceded 16 penalties in our first half and played with 14 men for 10 minutes, we didn't panic when the half time score read 8-7 in our favour. It was clear that at below our best we still contained the game and absorbed everything Atilla had thrown at us.
The second half was a tale of Uppsala. Phillip Denbaum was everywhere and his combination with Danny in the second row clicked in the second half and when it wasn't Phillip it was Danny who was carrying violently through their defenders. The mobility around the park and tenacity of giant prop Peter J. Andersson won us many turnovers which allowed us to retain control and play our own game. Uppsala slowed themselves down, got into a rhythm and took over the game with instinct and discipline.
The ferocious hitting of relentless flanker Jeremy Shore and Ryan took the air out of the opposition. At one point the recipient congratulating them on the devastating hit he took!
Our fullback Alberto made metres with every carry, running great lines that both confused the opposition and delighted the spectators. Centre Elliot Piper continued with his usual hard running style, slick distribution and brutal tackling holding the midfield as a no-go zone. Nils Fredrik returned to us from a season in the Scottish leagues and his improvement has been vast.
In any case, It was number 8 Stewart’s clever interlinking between backs and forwards that allowed for the game plan to work. His involvement so vital it was highlighted by the greedy bastard’s scoring a brace of tries and setting up another one for Luke Perrin.
With the game secure coach Thomsen rolled in the changes. It was great to see all the boys getting involved and none more so than our canadian carrier Sam Blyth who scored a try on debut from a beautifully executed drive ball from a line out.
The fitness levels proved a key component and what was noticeably different this time around was our ability to keep the foot on the pedal and not be afraid of winning. Uppsala kept at it and at it and at it. When the game seemed like stalling the players picked it up a gear and just kept smashing, bashing and running everything.
The boys' ability to adapt and not panic is the real credit here. It allowed us to asse the problem, address the problem, implement the changes necessary and improve the execution. So simple yet so hard. Credit goes to our leaders who inspired it and to the players who made it happen.
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