The final week of the NRLB Domestic Nines competition took place on Saturday. The last of the three week tournament was hosted by the Amsterdam Cobras at the Zaandijk Rugby Club, with five clubs competing. Unfortunately, the Dordrecht Griffins did not compete as they were unable to field a squad.
Kicking the round off, was our leaders, Den Haag Knights taking on local rivals, Rotterdam Pitbulls. Den Haag took the win which would see them go on to reach the top of the table, winning all four matches on the day.
The final spots were confirmed late on with four clubs separated by just three points at the end. It would be the hosts Amsterdam Cobras facing off against table leaders, Den Haag Knights in the final. The Knights reigned supreme, picking up there first 9’s tournament at the first attempt.
Amsterdam Cobras – A McDonald, B Advokaat, B Tjalma, B Dasdemir, D van Rossum, D Air, D Islip, D Schram, F Appleton, J Adams, J Gallagher, J de Boer, J Wagemaker, K Peperkamp, K Schoen, L Mudde, P Miguel Cuen Soto, R Mugie, T Ruts
Den Haag Knights – C Magis, D Walenkamp, F Longhurst, H Wragg, I Boersma, I Ijmkers, J Magis, J Blok, J Kahana, L Gout, M Heijnen, P Dirkzwager, R Goldman, R Bennie-Coulson, W Oudheusden
Harderwijk Dolphins – D de Ruiter, D Wagter, G van den Heuvel, J Kroeze, J van Poolen, L Willems, M van den Broek, M Schneider, M Zakonski, M Dekker, O Rode, R Kisolo Kiganda, R Gruitroij, R Stuifzand, S Botterblom, T Rode
Rotterdam Pitbulls – A Idzerda, B Dommershuijsen, B van der Schoot, E Neves, E de Werk, G van Bochove, K van Oost, J Timisela, J Brugghe, L Tahamata, Ma Slingerland, P Agyateng, P Boyayo, P Daly, R Posthuma, S van Ooyen, S van der Linde, T Anim-Somuah, T van Gorkum, U Bremen
Zwolle Wolves – B van Bodegraven, C Regterschot, D de Jong, D Strik, J Zwanink, K Kuijpers, K Ubro, L Renac, M Gomez Pazos, N Frelink, O Vunderink, P Kuijpers, S Heijs, S Beroeatwarin
Match Officials – M Gilland, C O’Shaughnessy, F Zakonski, M Vakadranu
ROUND 3 – RESULTS
Rotterdam Pitbulls 04-22 Den Haag Knights
Zwolle Wolves 04-06 Amsterdam Cobras
Den Haag Knights 26-04 Harderwijk Dolphins
Zwolle Wolves 16-16 Rotterdam Pitbulls
Harderwijk Dolphins 00-16 Amsterdam Cobras
Den Haag Knights 22-14 Zwolle Wolves
Zwolle Wolves 20-04 Harderwijk Dolphins
Rotterdam Pitbulls 04-16 Amsterdam Cobras
Harderwijk Dolphins 10-06 Rotterdam Pitbulls
Amsterdam Cobras 04-32 Den Haag Knights
Den Haag Knights 24-10 Amsterdam Cobras
The NRLB would like to pay tribute to all three of our hosts for their assistance in ensuring the matches went ahead in the most enjoyable and safest way possible.
Furthermore, our referees have been incredible for the NRLB and clubs over the past month, in their first runnout in over two years, they have done a fabulous job and done everyone proud.
Photography courtesy of Kevin Scott.