Wolves RFC’s Women’s Team pulled off another fantastic set of performances last Saturday, taking two wins from three games – results which propelled the squad into 2nd place in the table of the Malta Rugby Football Union’s Women’s 7s Series.
The Wolves RFC Women’s Team are currently in the midst of their debut season in Malta’s female domestic rugby structures, and are the only female squad to represent the University of Malta in any domestic sporting competition.
With four days of competition gone out of ten, the team have continued to improve in their performances, to the point that they now sit alone in 2nd place in the Series table out of 5 teams.
Last Saturday’s games began on a positive note, with a 22-5 victory over a well-regarded Stompers team. The experienced Katarina Vrbacka scored two tries for the Wolves, while Raquel Pace scored two tries of her own as well. Vrbacka converted one of the tries for a further two points, giving the team a very solid victory to begin with.
A match against an improved Kavallieri side followed. Despite the opposition’s improvements, another two tries from Vrbacka and two tries from Denise Camilleri, along with two conversions, were enough to seal a 24-5 victory going into the last match.
League leaders Falcons were the team’s final opponents, and it was a game where the Wolves left everything on the pitch – recovering from previous heavy losses against the 7-time reigning champions to push them right to the limit.
Indeed, a try from Vrbacka, which she converted, meant that the score going into half time was that of 7-7. Falcons retook the lead with a converted try midway through the second half, but the Wolves kept fighting until a Falcons try in the game’s last action made sure to seal a 19-7 victory for the league leaders.
The MRFU Women’s 7s Series is played across 10 Saturdays, with four teams out of five playing in a round robin league format on each day. The team which finishes in first place in the day’s competition is awarded 5 points which will add to their Series tally, while the teams which finish in second and third place are awarded 3 points and 1 point respectively towards their seasonal total.
As things stand, reigning 7-time champions Falcons lead the way with 20 points – they are yet to be beaten by anyone this season, but will sit out the next set of matches this coming Saturday. Wolves RFC, representing the University of Malta, follow in second place with 7 points to their name. Fellow debutants Stompers are in third place with 5 points, closely followed by Overseas who are on 4 points. Kavallieri, currently pointless, prop up the table.
The women are back in action on Saturday 29 February, facing Stompers, Overseas, and Kavallieri in what is the midway point of the season.
The matches are played at the Marsa Sports Club, and run between 11:00 and 13:00. Entrance is free and all are welcome.