Bishop's Unbeaten In 2019 After Win Against RC Luzern 22-9
By Malcolm Fraser
Winning streak hits 5, but tough matches ahead against RC Zug and LNC leaders RC Basel.
In cold, wet conditions, RC St. Gallen Bishops downed hosts RC Luzern 22 - 9 with an impressive defensive performance. For the 3rd consecutive match, Bishops kept their opponents try-less, having only conceded 1 try in their last 4 matches.
However, lapses in concentration and discipline saw Luzern draw first blood converting 3 penalties for a total of 9 points.
Man-of-the-match Cedric Chiavi and the Bishops backline were obviously not informed that wet weather rugby means little action in attack. Despite the conditions, 3 sweeping raids with concise passing and running lines, resulted in 3 well-worked tries to the backs Cedric C. (2) and Severin K. The 4th coming after a well-organised forward surge with captain Oliver B. dotting down.
With 2 remaining matches in the 2018/19 season, Bishops will need to step up a gear if they want to avenge their 1st round losses against RC Zug 55-15, and LNC leaders RC Basel 20 - 10.
With home field advantage, Bishops will welcome having their 16th (wo)man as they aim to finish the 2nd round unbeaten.
Thanks again to RC Luzern, our referee and our non-playing support group.
RC St. Gallen Bishops vs RC Zug
When: Saturday 18th May 2019
Location: Breitfeld, Gründenmoos, 9015 Abtwil SG