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Zug U10 @ Mulhouse

Thomas Troxler23 May - 14:15
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Zug U10 delivers strong squad performance at Mulhouse 3 Nations Rugby Tournament

The Zug U10 Rugby Team put on an inspiring performance at the Mulhouse 3 Nations Rugby Tournament on May 18, 2024. Despite an initial forecast for rain, the day turned out to be wonderfully sunny and warm, setting the perfect stage for an exciting and tough day of rugby.

The tournament saw a massive turnout with 26 U10 teams (nearly 300 players) competing in seven pools in both the morning and afternoon sessions. The competition was fierce, with strong teams from big clubs in France some of which train together for up to 10 hours a week, as well as Switzerland and Germany.

Zug U10 was well-represented by 18 players split into two teams: Zug White and Zug Blue. Both teams experienced the highs and lows that come with competitive sports. For many, it was their first tournament, and they marked the occasion with their first tries and some memorable tackles, both given and received.

What truly impressed the coaching staff was the players' resilience. After a defeat, they bounced back with determination, lifting their game for the next challenge. This fighting spirit is a testament to their growth and development as rugby players.

While tackling remains an area for improvement (as most coaches would agree), there was a noticeable increase in commitment and effort throughout the day. The players' dedication to honing their skills and supporting one another was evident.

A standout moment for the Head Coach was the incredible team spirit displayed when Zug White came to cheer on Zug Blue in their final game. The entire squad's cheers and celebrations for each try and the eventual victory were heart-warming. It was a beautiful display of camaraderie, leaving a few spectators, including said Head Coach, misty-eyed.

In the overall U10 club rankings, based on the performance of both teams, Zug finished in a very respectable 7th place out of 17 clubs, and notably, as the top non-French club.

Congratulations to all the Zug U10 players for their outstanding effort, determination, and team spirit. They made the most of a sunny and memorable day of rugby, showcasing the true essence of the sport.

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