Friday, 6 July 2012
Missouri 7s – July 5, 2012
v. Bombers 1 (19 – 5) – WIN
v. Bombers 2 (54 – 0) – WIN
v. Bombers 2 (12 – 12) WIN on drop kicks.
v. Bombers 1 (0 – 52) LOSS
Overall – 3 wins and 1 loss for the day.with 27 players available to play.
Monday, 2 July 2012
After winning the Bellvegas 7s tournament, we bought a team to Milwaukee, WI for the Lakefront 7s Tournament in the men’s competitive bracket. It was a perfect day with temperature at 90 degrees, where we had our first match promptly at 8am against UWM. The outcome of this match was not what we expected with players slow to start where we were behind 5 – 7 at the end of the first half. The start of the second half continue to be a slow start for us facing defeat with UWM scoring their second try with the score of 5 – 12. With only 1 minute left in the game, the team was determine to win this game. We scored our second try of the day putting us at 10 – 12 with a conversion that we had to make to tie the game. Joe Krispin, our fly half, took the conversion knowing that this will make or break the rest the day for us. The conversion kick was good to give the Ramblers a tie and a point in our pool. Ultimately, this game change the momentum for us to defeat Peoria (35 – 5) and MRFC Old Boys (21 – 14).
We have won our pool to make it to the Semi-finals seating the Ramblers 3rd. We were faced with the toughest opponent of the day, Savage Nations, with 2 USA Eagles player and the team that had the most points within our bracket. It was another rough start for us with Savage Nations where they scored 3 surprising tries from the kick off. However, we settled in and played our game with the first half, which resulted to be a score of 5 – 26. The end of the first half gave us continued momentum with us dominating the entire second half. Even though we dominating the second half we could only score 7 points with the final score to be 12 – 33. We came in 3rd place overall. The two teams that were in the finals were Savage Nations v. Youngbloodz B. The final score was 45 – 0.
In summary, this is an excellent start for the Ramblers’ Sevens Program. I am happy to see so many players committed and with this commitment we will continue success. Our next tournament will be in Kansas City, MO for the Kansas City 7′s Western Qualifier Tournament on July 7th. We planned to bring 2 teams entering in the Western Qualifying round and the open men’s side. Thank you for all the players that traveled to Milwaukee. Let’s continue this momentum as it is our year to advance to the Nationals.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Match Report Ramblers v Omaha
March 24, 2012
As our Primus team travel to Omaha for our second league match of the spring season, (more…)
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
This is the FIRST European tour from St. Louis. Organized by North St. Louis RFC stalwart Ted Harris, this 1973 side toured England, Belgium and the Nederlands under the Mill Creek Valley Athletic Union crest. (more…)
Monday, 17 October 2011
For the second year running Primus suffered another heartbreaking loss to the Western DII Champions Tulsa. Early penalties and some missed tackles saw the Ramblers lose 28-20. Tulsa got the lead back with 3 minutes to spare and scored a second in the 82nd minute to ake away the Rambler bones point.
2′: Penalty against Ramblers: 3-0
10′: Penalty against Ramblers: 6-0
22′: Scrum on our 10m, chip kick through for Matt Arackal to recover and pass to Kyle Wort to Justin Vogt to score. 6-5
30′: Strong forward work from the half way to link with backs to allow wing Chris Walton to score. 6-10
33′: Turnover at the kick off for Tulsa to score. 13-10
57′: Penalty against Ramblers: 16-10
62′: Try: Shortened linout play for Logan Springer to score. 16-17
67′: Penalty for Rmablers: 16-20
77′: Break away try from the half way for Tulsa: 23-20
82′: Break away try from offside play. 28-20
Monday, 10 October 2011
The Ramblers had an excellent weekend recording a huge win over the St Louis Royals and beating the Lindenwood JV side. The biggest win of the weekend was that the Ramblers fielded 35 players of their own and helped some SLU rookies out with some game time!
Primus vs St Louis Royals
The Ramblers went into Saturday’s league game with real purpose, having suffered losses to the Royals in several preseason tournaments. The game was a complete performance by all 15 starters as they controlled the game throughout and showed how their full Primus side can truly play.
12th min: Rambler scrum on Royals 22 meter. #8 Eric Livingston picks from the back and runs in untouched . 7-0
25th min: Ramblers turn over the ball on own 10m line and quick hands and strong running allowed wing Chris Walton to run in from the half way. 14-0
30th min: Some fast forward work at the breakdown allowed the pack to move the ball from Royal 22 to allow second row Logan Springer a score. 19-0
42nd min: An assumed inspirational speech at the half saw the Royals coming up strong and turned over the restart and worked the ball in a rolling maul to score. 19-7
47th min: Following the try and the Royals celebration of silver bell ringing, eating and selling out. The Ramblers had a lineout deep in the Royals have and the forwards linked up with #10 Justin Vogt, who ran through 6-7 tackles for a try. 26-7
60th min: The Royals capitalized on a well rehearsed play of a cross field kick for their winger to score. 26-12
62nd min: Ramblers turned over the restart kick off and fast hands saw fullback Sam Faszholz score. 33-12
67th min: Sustained Rambler pressure allowed Justin Vogt to hit a drop goal. 36-12
70th min: 5m scrum on Royal try-line saw the forwards dominate and #7 Patrick Conaty score. 43-12
79th min: Another 5m scrum, but this time the forwards shared and #15 Sam Faszholz scored his second and was converted by Justin Vogt, who went 6/7 and 1 DG, to bring up the 50. Final 50-12
Man of the Match: Justin Vogt
Secundus vs Lindenwood JV
Following their 38-0 defeat to the same side a week before the Ramblers came out hard and fast and strong forward word allowed a try under the posts.
Excellent defense slowed the Lindenwood attacking backs and the Ramblers capitalized on more forward work to go into the half 14-14.
In the second half the side held their own, despite having almost a whole new side subed in to allow SLU rookies some game time. Sticking with their game plan the Rambler/SLU side kept Lindenwood under pressure, but did concede a try.
The Rambler sscored early in the second half and converted allowing them to walk away winners at 21-19.
Man of the Match: Carleton Brown
Sunday, 18 September 2011
The Ramblers had a strong win against Memphis this weekend, scoring 5 tries. The game was a very physical confrontation that sometimes resulted in a lack of discipline. This resulted in Memphis getting on the board first with a penalty, resulting from a try saving high tackle by rookie Joe Freemen. The Ramblers, down to 14 men, quickly countered through full back Sam Fazholz, who cleared from his 22, gathered his own kick and raced away for a converted try. The Ramblers had some great phases of play, but simple errors repeatedly saw Memphis recover and gain their lost ground. A strong attack by Memphis was intercepted by rookie Kyle Wort to race the length of the field for a second converted try.
Memphis came back strong and Joe Freemen was again asked to make a try saving tackle, and again went high. So Ramblers had an 11 point lead and only 14 men. Memphis capitalized on the extra space in the back field to score on the stroke of half time. 14-10 at the half.
Memphis again took advantage of the extra space on the field to open the scoring at the start of the second half taking a 1 point lead 14-15. A quick tap from a free kick 3 minutes later saw their lead extend to 14-20.
This appeared to wake the Ramblers up and they started playing as a team. A back row play from a scrum on our 22 meter line was followed by several forward plays that linked with the backs to send Kyle Wort in for his second of the day. 21-20
Ten minutes later the forwards worked together to advance the ball from deep in our own half and a deft pass released the backs, whose quick hands saw rookie, and U.City High School alumni, Carleton score in the corner for his first try. 28-20.
The Ramblers finished off the game with another team effort that allowed Kyle Wort to complete his hat trick.
As time ticked down Memphis increased their pressure on the Ramblers and the last play of the game saw a Rambler scrum in the Rambler 22. Matt Arackal scuffed the clearing kick into the back of his own players for a penalty to Memphis. Ramblers defended valiantly for a solid 5 minutes before regaining position and Pat Conaty attempted to end the game by vigorously and aggressively charging to the side line and hurling the ball out of bounds. Penalty Memphis!! Luckily the fiascon ended when memphis knocked on. Final score 33-20
Players of note Ryan Lane, Dan Wischmeye Kyle Wort and Man of the Logan Springer
Friday, 5 August 2011
Ramblers finished second in this years Missouri 7s league. They beat Bombers B in the semi-final 28-0, but fell behind early in the final against Bombers A. Final 21-12.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Ramblers 1 win Blackout 7s
Team 1: v. Condors (7 – 26); v. Peoria (50 – 0); v. SIU A (31 – 0);
Semifinals: v. Univ. of Illinois (7 – 0); Finals: v. Condors (12 – 10).
Team 2: v. Eureka (21 – 17); v. SIU A (17 – 12); v. Eureka (7 – 24); v. SIU
A (12 -14).
Friday, 22 July 2011
Team 1: 26-0 vs Sunday Morning; 43-0 vs Royals B
Team 2: 7-20 vs Bombers B; 28-0 vs Hornets