Ghana Rugby Club Week two of the 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium lived up to its billing to entertain spectators and to test the resolve of the GRCC Teams on Saturday 28 November 2015.
The second week of the 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) produced some exciting rugby to the admiration of rugby fans.
The President of Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Mr Herbert Mensah, commended the quality of talent that the players exhibited adding that there has been much improvement as compared to the previous season.
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He cited Dansoman Hurricanes RFC and Accra Sharks RFC as the most performed teams so far in terms of discipline and skills as compared to the last season.
Clubs participating in this season’s league are Accra Sharks RFC, Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, Dansoman Hurricanes RFC, Idas Sports, Titans SC, Griffons RFC and UCC Spartans.
The event included a basic Rugby skills training session for kids organized by the Accra Rugby Club and some expatriates, women and boys 7s matches and a 7s match between two second division Clubs.
The occasion also saw the presentation of two Rugby balls and three copies of the 2015 World Rugby Union Law Book by the expatriate community to the GRFU.
Tournament Commissioner of the GRCC, Mr Steve Noi also presented Fred Roux with a referee jersey on behalf of the President,Herbert Mensah who regretted the inability of some other teams to register and participate.
He also said that rugby is a value based sport guided by values such as integrity, passion, teamwork, discipline and respect.
In another development the GRFU and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with Mr. Bismark Amponsah, a Board Member of GRFU and executive of CentWest Rugby and Mr. Clement Dennis, a rugby coach and technical expert presented Rugby balls to Dr Daniel Apaak, the Head of Sports at the UCC, and members of his staff.
Meanwhile, week three of the 2015/16 GRCC is scheduled to again be held at the Accra Sports Stadium on 5 December 2015 with a full programme starting at 9am and ending at 5pm. The GRFU and GRCC Tournament Organisers said that all stakeholders are welcome to join the Ghana Rugby Family for a day of entertainment and excitement. Entrance to the event is free of charge.
The match between Idas Sports and Dansoman Hurricanes RFC ended with a point difference of less that seven points as did the match between Accra Sharks RFC and Cape Coast based UCC Spartans RFC. This earned the losing teams each a bonus point while the victorious teams earned four valuable Championship points each.
The final scores of the three GRCC matches were Accra Sharks RFC 17 – 15 UCC Spartans, Idas Sports 3 – 7 Dansoman Hurricanes RFC and Cosmos Buffaloes RFC 38 – 0 Griffons RFC.