Leicester Tigers’ Global Partner Clubs have got their seasons off to a flying start as we wrap up all the latest action from around the world.
Dendermonde’s senior teams have continued their good start to the season across all three squads.
The first team have now played five and won four and sit just two points off top spot. The second team are battling to break away from the mid-table team and the thirds are enjoying life at the top of their respective table.
Dendermonde’s Gazallen (women’s) team have made the best start possible winning every game of the season so far and unsurprisingly sit top of the table as they look to retain their crown as champions for a second successive year.
Under the leadership of Joe Cain, who worked previously with Tigers other Global Partner Club KL Tigers, the junior programme continues to progress. Joe said recently: “It’s great to see all of our junior teams training twice and a week and having games on the weekend. There’s plenty of rugby on offer for all of our young players.”
October saw KL’s junior teams in action as the U11 girls’ team took part in a series of touch competitions and the boys U16’s take two teams to Mozac in Melaka to support the development of a an important state school competition.
The U14’s picked up silverware in the Shah Alam Carnival 10’s and the U12’s played their first ever competitive 15-a-side game on a full size pitch beating Cobra in the final 55-0. KL Tigers U7’s team were also crowned Cup Champions.
Following last month’s success for both the Men’s and Women’s teams in the All India South Asia Rugby Championship, the club’s senior sides have been enjoying a well-earned break.
Three members of the Women’s team were also called up to represent India at the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy in Loas.
Three more of Hurricane’s Women’s set-up have also completed the necessary qualifications to become international rugby referees and have already started officiating at a number of local tournaments.
November will also see the club begin its fortnightly programme of fixtures between Hurricanes Red and Hurricanes Blues from November. The friendlies act as a great platform for members of the juniors teams who will get chance to play with senior squad members.