Bergen – Blindern 5th September, 2015

At a glance:

A rejuvenated Bergen side took on a reduced Blindern and provided an improved performance from last week!

Turning up with 12 players, it was never going to be an easy task for the Blindern team. 3 of the BRK juniors graciously offered to play for them to gain some hard to come by match experience. The men from Bergen knew that the task at hand should not be taken easily though, Blindern had showed tenacity in both defeats at Stavanger and Oslo and with Bergen known to be slow starters, Blindern could have been allowed to stay in the game. This was not the case.

Only 5 minutes in captain Anders crossed the line after the Blindern defense hade been sucked in by the BRK forwards creating holes in the back line. Only a few minutes later Paddy O’Driscoll (not related to The O’Driscoll) (not sure here, Ian do you have the scorers?) doubled the lead.

The Bergen boys kept on pushing and at half-time the score was a comfortable 40-0 lead. After such a half it is easy to get lazy and individuals often try to shine more than the team, so a focus was to maintain the good play from the first half despite substitutions and tiredness becoming a factor.

The second half proceeded much like the first and by the time the final whistle went the score was 64-0.

Sadly the game did not end without casualties as fly-half Tom Wright had to step off the field with a suspected concussion. We wish him a speedy recovery

Players’ player BRK: Ole Bjørn

Players’ player Blindern: Edmund