Sunday Spotlight: Erik Frana
Position: Flyhalf, Wing, Fullback
Years Played: 10
Years w/Bremer: 3
Previous Clubs: @uni_mens_rugby and Cedar Rapids Headhunters
Awards: Newcomer of the Year and Backline MVP, both with Cedar Rapids.
Favorite Memory: "Finishing runner up in the 2017 mens division 3." How did you get started with Bremer County Rugby?- "Many of my former UNI teammates played for the Bucks and I joined the team for the summer 7's series in 2015. I had so much fun I stayed on for 15's." Final Message from Erik- "Rugby is one of the most important things in my life. I think everyone should take the pitch at least once in their life because it is an experience unlike any other and I wouldnt give it up for anything." #FearTheDeer#BremerBucks#Rugby 🦌#SundaySpotlight#GoodBoy
Mauled at Malvern... Unavailabilities and injuries took there toll as Earlsdon ended the first half of the season with a disappointing defeat at Malvern. The match prep got off to a bad start when Earlsdon lost centre Rory Fisher to a hamstring injury during the warm up.
From the kick off Earlsdon were straight under the cosh as Malvern ran in two tries wide out within the first 5 minutes to take an early lead. Earlsdon hit back almost straight away as Josh Darcy picked up a loose ball to run in for the score (Hicks converting). Malvern again ran in another try out wide on 14 mins to extend their lead. The next 20 minutes however was all Earlsdon as the hosts struggled to contain the red and white pack, but the boys failed to turn possession into points. Malvern had the last say of the half when their full-back finished off a well-executed backs move. HT 24-7.
Again, the Malvern backs cut-loose almost straight away at the start of the second half with another try wide out. Despite another period of possession and some good phase play, Earlsdon were unable to add a further score. In the final 15 minutes, the hosts exploited a tired Earlsdon side and ran in another 3 tries to put any chance of a comeback definitively off the cards. However, Earlsdon managed to have the last say when Josh Darcy found a hole in the Malvern defence and won the 40m footrace to the line to end the game 46-14.
This was always going to be a tough fixture with so many injuries and unavailabilities, unfortunately this time we were out-classed by a very talented Malvern team who deserved the win. #Rugby#EarlsdonRugby#Rangers#Red&Whites#🏉🏉🏉
Nemani Nadolo ayer vs Glasgow Warrios en Champions:
🔥165 metros corridos
🔥7 defensores superados
🔥Man of the Match
➡Tremenda temporada del wing fijiano. Lleva 11 partidos jugados y 15 tries en Montpellier.