Varsity report: Both Men’s Rugby Union sides beaten

The University of Lincoln Men’s Rugby Union sides both suffered defeats at the hands of their visitors from Hull at Nettleham on Varsity Sunday.

The University of Lincoln Men’s Rugby Union First team were defeated 32-19 in a closely fought match with Hull.

Both teams put in a solid performance and was tight until Hull pulled away in the second half.

The hosts attacked and defended well and was a close contested game until towards the end of the second half where a mistake cost Lincoln to concede two try’s in quick concession.

It was a lot closer that the second teams game with both teams tackling well and attacking well.

Hull we’re deserved winners however but did have an advantage when Torres was sent of for not leaving ten yards for a tap and go.

Nadeem Hanna says “we started off poor. We improved first half and then started the second very well. Our fitness let us down as Hull’s side were much fitter as seen at the end of the game.”

Overall, a bad day for Lincoln’s rugby union men’s teams but hull deserved the win.

The final score between Lincoln and Hull’s second rugby union teams ended up with Hull winning by a considerable margin, 84-5.

Lincoln started the match slowly, conceding two try’s but only one conversion kick was converted. Lincoln then started to settle a little growing into the game, but they could not hold off Hull for long.

The first-half Hull moved the ball round well, attacking down the flanks and spreading the ball well and Lincoln could not handle their pace.

Lincoln did not really pose a threat the first half but despite the score line, they did tackle well at times, but so did Hull consistently.

The second-half started better for Lincoln, pressing forward more and spreading the ball around better and finally scoring a try but failed to convert the conversion kick.

As well as posing more of a threat, Hull were resilient and we’re hard to break down and carried as they left the first half using their pace and strength to carry on breaking through Lincoln’s defence, scoring more try’s.

Despite the score lincoln did have some stand out performances. Max Slinger, flanker, singled out Hamish Harrison for his consistency in his runs and tackles and Jordan Foster singled out Callum Norfolk for his tackle, stopping a certain try.

Foster said: “To improve we need to learn to fan out more in defending and stop panicking.”

Despite the loss there were some bright sparks for Lincoln but Hull were dominant and deserved their victory,which they secured with ease.

By Thomas Gray


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