Posts by ianjewitt

Tight to the Finish Against T’Gooi

BSN started well in the last of their home games this season. They were leading 12-5, against T’Gooi, midway through the first half, but the away team came strongly into the game, dominating in the ruck, and led at half time 12-22. The Cubs picked themselves up and had the better of the second half. In…

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Amstelveen Take the Honours

The BSN Cubs started and ended well, but found the middle of the game tough against Amstelveen RC, who scored five tries in a dominant twenty minute spell. The game ended 15-41 to the visitors, but BSN were on top at the end, scoring twice in the closing ten minutes. Amstelveen were fired up from…

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Scrappy New Year! But, Scrappy Will Do…

On Saturday, it was a scrappy first win of 2019 for the BSN Cubs against Utrecht Rugby Club. The weather was maritime and far from welcoming after the comfort of the Christmas break. The match was played under a blanket of grey low cloud and through horizontal cold rain. URC were physically on top in…

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Cubs Find HRC Tough To Beat

HRC came out on top in the second competitive meeting between HRC and BSN Cubs this season. BSN had their moments, but found it hard against bigger and well organised opponents. They contained HRC for long periods and scored one try, but ultimately the defensive work took its toll. HRC looking like the team to…

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With the Wind at your Backs

Matches between the BSN and Breda Cubs are always tight and competitive, and this was no exception. A real contender for game of the season. The stormy conditions played a role. Breda, with the wind behind them, took the first half 12-0 despite strong BSN pressure as the half went on. After the break, BSN…

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Cubs Come Close, but T’Gooi Take the Game

When the BSN cubs last came to Naarden, they lost 50-17 to T’Gooi.  The weather was colder this time around and the match was much closer. T’Gooi edged BSN 20-10, but this was an opportunity for the cubs. Just as in October, T’Gooi put BSN under pressure at the start, and again their big number…

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Cubs Finish First Phase With Win

After being on the back foot for the first twenty minutes, BSN eased through the second half to finish the game against Delft and the first phase of the Cubs Cup, with a 27-10 home win under the floodlights. The two teams were much-changed from the 2017-18 Cubs Cup final, but there was still plenty…

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Cubs Compete After Slow Start in Naarden

On a warm October afternoon in Naarden, the Cubs came back from a slow first ten minutes to compete against a good T’Gooi side, who with HRC are the stand-out teams in the U14 age group this year. The match finished 50-17 to T’Gooi, but with BSN giving the home team a 26-0 lead before…

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Cubs Come Good in Haarlem

The BSN-Voorburg Cubs dominated the first half against RC Haarlem. The opposition gifted three of BSN’s four first half tries tries, kicking the ball to Lachlan on the wing, with the same result each time. But, Haarlem were the better side for the first twenty minutes of the second half, retaining possession and clawing back…

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Cubs Handed Narrow Defeat at Breda

Breda edged the BSN-Voorburg Cubs 24-22 in a tight opening game of the season. BSN gifted a couple of tries in the first half to trail 19-10 at the interval after leading early in the match, before working hard in the second half to narrow the gap. But, it wasn’t quite enough and Breda held…

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