Welcome to the King’s Sports Update, where we get the latest news, scores and analysis directly from members of KCL sports teams. Today, Guest Writer Anouk Asher writes about KCL Women’s Rugby Team first outing of the season against last season’s league winners Sussex
This Wednesday KCL Women’s Rugby played in their first away game of the season against Sussex Women’s first team. It was a tough game, with a final score of 52-0 to Sussex. Unfortunately, the score line doesn’t reflect all the hard work and effort put in on the pitch, with KCL putting up a consistently strong defence against such a strong side despite low numbers and some serious injuries taking out key players within the first half. For many of the players on the team this was their first-time representing Kings, and for some, their first-time playing rugby since joining the sport in September.
Sussex had a strong start in the first half of the game, making some breakthrough tries finding weak spots in the Kings line, but by the second half KCLs defence was much stronger, and we saw some strong attacking phases from both sides. The oppositions chosen player of the match was Marline Luyeye, for flawless defence and ball carrying. KCLs chosen player of the match was Kiana Hudaya, who after only joining the team in September stepped up to the play when an injury took out the scrum half. Despite a disappointing final score, Kings put in an impressive shift against last year’s league winners, and as new players gain more experience, performance will only improve as the season continues.
Next weeks fixtures: Brunel-Home (BUCS) 2nd November, SOAS-Home (LUSL) 6th November.