MIT B's shut out North Shore

Teams:MIT vs North Shore RFC
Played:04/18/15 @ MIT
Score: 27 - 0 MIT win

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, MIT showed their depth with a B-side win over North Shore. The game featured hard tackling and long runs from the MIT B’s. Coach Sean was pleased with the effort as several players put their hands up for selection to the A-side. The scoring started when fly-half Aaron ran through a gap in the defense and went the remaining 50 meters basically untouched. Chris L. followed that up with a long run of his own after breaking a few tackles but was unable to break the goal line. Caleb then busted through a tackle and found Aaron in support for his second try of the day. Aaron again slipped through the defense off a scrum for his third try of the day, and second MIT hat-trick of the day. The score was 19-0 at the half.

A strange moment occurred in the second half when Thomas maneuvered his way through the defense and fed Chris L. for what should have been a try, but the play was called back as North Shore were whistled for too many women on the field. Apparently one of the North Shore player’s girlfriend’s did not realize rugby was a physical game and rushed out to defend her man from the sheer brutality of the sport. The woman was removed from the field, as was her boyfriend’s dignity.

There were several other highlights from MIT including rookie Axel, who had strong work in the lineouts and delivered some crushing tackles to the North Shore players. Natal had a massive stiff arm to a defender and later had a hard run off an 8-man pick from the back of the scrum. Rookie Fernando scored a long try after covering a North Shore kick. Caleb had a highlight run where he dummied the defender and then barrel rolled twice but kept getting on his feet as he was never wrapped up. Aaron had another long run where he was an unlucky bounce off a chip kick away from scoring his fourth try of the game. Finally, Thomas had another brilliant long run, but dropped the ball short of the goal line, possibly due to running with one hand on the ball while keeping the other hand available for high fives.

Man of the match: Diego