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The Saints are delighted to introduce their new sponsors for the 2019-2020 season, Jannettas Gelateria St Andrews! Open from 8:30am-10pm on South Street, Jannettas is the establishment of choice for the rugby players to refuel with an ice cream!
We're excited to see where this sponsorship takes us (and as always, for an excuse to get even more ice cream!)
An exceptionally close game against Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Football Club 2s on Wednesday saw the Saints outscore Edinburgh in tries, but unfortunately Edinburgh pipped us to the post with their excellent kicking, to beat us by just one point!
Here's the Captain's Match Report:
The Saints had a slow start with Edinburgh scoring their first try shortly after the first 5min, meaning that the Saints had to get back on their feet and put in tackles lower to make it harder for Edinburgh to break the line. The Saints slowly worked their way up the pitch putting in hard runs, although dropping the ball in contact which resulted in another try for Edinburgh. However we quickly adapted getting into tighter supportive formations and driving low working to create turn overs and steal the ball back from Edinburgh. Working up the field resulted in a team try with Eilidh drawing in defenders so Mhairi could break through the gaps in their line and score our first try! Beth managed to make a break in the final minutes of the first half to get the second try of the match for the Saints! In the second half our organisation from defence to attack was just quicker due to our increase in crucial communication. Edinburgh used their strong scrumming to put us on the back foot and their increased aggression in ruckus made it harder to turn the ball over in the ruck, leading to another Edinburgh try. In response, Saints tightened their defence close to the ruck, managing to turn the ball over, and then utilised Edinburgh's tight defence which allowed Izzy to score out wide on the wing The Saints kept their heads up and continued to push Edinburgh into their own half earning each yard and using quick catch pass for Miriam to score a try on the wing Edinburgh came back strong and used their strong scrum to draw us in and score again on the wing Correcting the lineout throw against the strong winds the Saints used heavy forwards line and switching to a quick backs ball for winger Mhairi to score our final try!
A fantastic game of quick paced rugby showed a strong improvement of the Saints game compared to the game against Dundee last week, and the Saints hope their improvement continues as they next face Aberdeen University Women's Rugby Football Club in an away match.
Second match of the season and first game on home turf for the Saints tomorrow! The Saints are looking for a win against #ancientrivals Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Football Club 2s team. It's sure to be a fast paced match with both teams showing their best, so come along to R2 at Uni Park and support the Saints, it's forecast to be a fine day so what's your excuse?!
Kick off is 2pm, so come down around 1:45pm to ensure you don't miss anything...