The Baboons ladies put up a spirited performance on Saturday to beat the visiting Discovery Bay Pirates, a division 2 side in HK, at Bailing rugby fields. There were two matches played, the first a 10s match which the Baboons won 12-0, both tries coming from fly half Catherine Jane Mineur and one conversion from the boot of Vicki Offland. The second match was 7s with the Baboons running in 15-5 with 3 tries from Vicki Offland, Jane Chuang and Shingwen Chang.
This was a stunning performance from a team that only formed in the last few weeks with a solid mix of experience and future potential. For some, this was their first (but definitely not last) game of contact rugby.
The Baboons pack were dominant throughout and created a solid foundation for some silky running skills in the backs. Defense was superb in both games, capped by a crunching try saving tackle on the line by Vicki Offland which actually led to a counter attack and ultimately a try at the other end of the field. Hard really to single out anyone as this was a true team performance.
The Baboons ladies are keen to build on this impressive win with a second match in south Taiwan this June.
(Read more on the Taipei Times.)
Join the Taipei Baboons Ladies trainings Thursdays 7:30 pm and Saturdays 12:00 pm at Bailing Rugby Fields (more information on our facebook group page).
1H: Baboons 12 – 0 Pirates (10s)
Ref: Mr Mao
2H: Baboons 15 – 5 Pirates (7s)
Ref: Best Wu
Venue : Bailing Rugby Fields
Date : April 18, 2015