Well… our season ended with a win against Colorado College. Overall, Regis University Rugby finished the 2015 season with 2 wins and 4 losses.
The goal for this club is to win the conference, and move on to the national championship playoffs. Although improvement can be seen, it is disappointing to finish a season with a losing record. The positives include the team sticking with me (their new coach) and sticking with themselves through through the good times and the tough times.
The season was not all successes, and the boys began to build character and maturity as the season progressed. Our forward pack improved their breakdown play and their scummaging. There is still plenty of improvement to be found.
The backs also progressed throughout the season. After losing Tommy in the second game of the season, one of only three seniors and our starting fly-half, it took a while to gain stability and fluidity in the back-line. We finally saw it in the last game of the season.
The standouts in the forward pack were Jarryd, Cameron, Wolf, Brendan and Tim. The standouts in the backs included Tommy, Chips, Clayton and Beau.
Next semester will consist on non-regular season games. We will look to grow the team and further develop the maturity of the many young players.