SIMON LE MOIGNAN paid particular attention to the breakdown during training, in preparation for the Jersey RFC Women’s home game with Oakmeadians Ladies.
It’s a word he bellowed time and time again during the team’s impressive 29-10 victory, and his team duly obliged.
“They were brilliant from the start,” said Le Moignan.
“We worked hard on the try distribution and the execution was perfect.
“The team knew when to compete there and when to pull away and reset on defense.
“We started and played our game from the start and imposed our style of play.
“After last week when we weren’t so sharp in the first half, it was great to see us bring the game to them.”
Georgina Ruellan clearly settled into her new role at centre, earning two tries in the opening period as Jersey continued to put pressure on their mainland opponents.
Amy Lambert, who was handed the captaincy that day, bid farewell to the team in style, getting her own trial before leaving Jersey for the Continent.
Oakmeadians, after a scoreless opening period, performed better in the second half, earning two tries with quick ball handling inside the Jersey 10m line, but they still couldn’t fill the gap. the score difference.
Winger Tina Davies got her own try, as Jersey quickly extended the ball down the right flank, before Davies cut inside before the opposition had a chance to reset.
There was also a first down for newcomer Lisa Saout, who scored on Davies’ wing, again after some neat passes to create space for her on the left side.
Moignan pride themselves on their side of the speed of their backs and quick release of the ball to create gaps and that’s exactly what they did.
It was a confident display for C-sections, with Tomi Lewis and TJ Harris looking on visibly impressed.
The Reds’ players have been instrumental in Jersey RFC women’s coaching this season, which player of the match Georgina Ruellan was keen to point out.
“Tomi and TJ have been absolutely classy,” she said.
“They took so long and it really shows with our breakdowns and set pieces.
“They play at such a high level and to be able to rely on them for advice has been so valuable.
Crowds approached 400 for the women’s home tie and number 12 felt like he played a huge part in the victory.
“It was ridiculous how many people were there to watch,” Ruellan said.
“Being at home and having so many people behind you gives you a huge boost and when you build that momentum and keep the crowd involved, it makes things difficult for the opposition.”
Women’s RFC Jersey: Andi Vaughan, Lucy Hart, Holly Bertram, Emilie Langlands, Willow Le Luan, Ellie Dargie (vc), Katie de la Cloche, Abbie Syvret, Laura Turpin, Lauren Lowe, Tina Davies, Georgina Ruellan, Amy Lambert (c ), Hannah McLaughlin, Emily Hart. Substitutes: Hannah le Moignan, Becka Hunter, Ashling Magner, Lauren Halliwell, Lisa Saout.