2013 Spring League

Final Round Results

This is it ! 

The Spring Champions 2013 are THE GIANTS !

It was an incredible and yet breath taking final round this Saturday 29th of June at the SRFC.

It all began at the end of the 1st semi final opposing the Devils against the Lions when after the regular time both team end up at 3-3. The drop off saw the Lions finally get their ticket for the final by beating the Autumn 2012 Champions. Lions: 3 VS Devils: 3 before drop off   FINAL SCORE: LIONS 4 / DEVILS 3

In the 2nd semi final the score was again extremely tight and it was the Giants who made it for a shot at the title against the Raiders. FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 4/ RAIDERS 3

In the plate final opposing the Devils to the Raiders we saw again a draw at the end of the game with 3-3. Once again for the Devils that day, they had to play a drop off and lost it to let the 3rd place to the Raiders.  FINAL SCORE: RAIDERS 3 VS DEVILS 3 before drop off. FINAL SCORE: RAIDERS 4 / DEVILS 3

For the final the Giants made it against the Lions in a game where the suspense was high and where both team show great skills and amazing moves. The Giants were just too good that day and won it in front of an excellent team of Lions ! FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 4/ LIONS 2

The after game party, award ceremony or 3rd half (pick the one you prefer) was a the conclusion of this exciting Spring season league and a great moment of friendship and brotherhood for our community at the Big Bamboo Jinqiao. It was the occasion to awardPhill (Giants) as the Most Improved Player of the Season and Dale “Terminator” (Devils) as Top tries scorer with an amazing news record of 15 tries in 14 games !

Congratulations to all teams, we all can be proud of our results with an exciting and tight final round.We keep improving and our league is getting more and more challenging !

Because of that, the league is extremely proud to welcome 2 new teams for the 2013 STL Autumn. More info will come soon ! Get ready for more challenges… more fun… and more touch !!!

RANK

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

1

Giants  6

2

3

36

28

STL Champion

2

Lions

4

3

4

37

37

 

3

Raiders

4

2

5

37

39

 

4

Devils

4

1

6

32

38

 

Round 3 Results

 

The Third round of the Shanghai Touch League 2013 Spring Season

June 15th SRFC pitch/ start at 2pm.

We have the semi-finals program !

The first semi-final will be Giants VS Raiders

The second one will be Devils VS Lions

This 3rd round saw amazing performances from the Lions and the Giants with both 2 wins and a draw. They both are definitely the big winners of this 3rd round. The Giants take the lead to the Devils who has been too short on fresh players on this round to hope to compete against the warm humid weather and the excellent skills show by their opponents.

Here some stats before the final round:

Best attack: Lions (31 tries for 12 games) average of 2.58 tries scored per game

Best Defense: Giants (23 tries conceded) average of 1.9 tries conceded per game

Top Try scorer: Dale from Devils (12 tries scored) average of 1 try per game

As you will see, before the semi finals, the 4 teams end up the regular season within 2 points differences. It proves that all teams are more and more competitive and it’s impossible today to see the favorite for the Spring League title !

Great semi finals and final in perspective !!!

Please note that our after game party and award ceremony will be at the Big Bamboo (venue TBC). Please make sure to come over to show our support and involvement to our major sponsor, Remember that without sponsors we couldn’t exist ! We can on you !

Please find here an article from SinoUnited Health (our health partner) about dehydration. It’s getting hotter and drinking is extremely important during sport. Article HERE

Note also that as a sponsor, SinoUnited Health will provide on the 29th for our semi finals and final a sport physio. He will be available to assess and help you out on any injury you might have but also to strap you and get you in perfect shape for the big games !

Semi Finals and FINAL next Saturday 29th of June, Be there !!!

 

Result for Round 3 – May 11th

Game 1 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 4 / Xuhui Giants: 4

Game 2 – Pudong Devils: 2 / Hongkou Raiders: 2

Game 3 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 4 / Pudong Devils: 2

Game 4 – Xuhui Giants: 2 / Hongkou Raiders: 1

Game 5 – Xuhui Giants: 5/ Pudong Devils: 1

Game 6 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 4/ Hongkou Raiders: 1

Table after Round 3:

RANK

 

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Xu Hui Giants  4

2

3

28

23

10

2

Pudong Devils

4

1

4

26

30

9

3

Jing’an Lions

3

3

3

31

30

9

4

Hong Kou Raiders

3

2

4

30

32

8

Top Try-scorers after Round 2:

Name Team Tries
 Dale M.  Pudong Devils  12
Warren N. Jing an Lions 8
Laurent V. Jing an Lions 7
Mike S. Hong Kou Raiders 7
James P. Hong Kou Raiders 6
Scott D. Hong Kou Raiders 5
Garry S. Xu Hui Giants 4
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Round 2 Results

 

The Second round of the Shanghai Touch League 2013 Spring Season

May 11th SRFC pitch/ start at 2pm.

After a touching minute of silence in memory of our team mate Jackson Zhao where the 4 teams gathered in circle, this second round was played under a bright sun and summer temperature.

The Devils lost their first games, let’s meditate this saying “a Champion team is always defeated by a team of champions !!!” The Giants are the best defense while the Raiders have the best attack after the second round. We all must learn from each others qualities !

Nothing is done yet in this Srping league, the Raiders are right behind the Devils to get the leadership while the Lions and Giants marked important points for the rest of the league.

But everybody scored during the after game drink enjoying the nice weather. No more teams or jerseys, just the happiness to share a great after game altogether !

We will also soon release the 2nd round video

Round 3 next Saturday 15th of June, Be there !!!

 

Result for Round 2 – May 11th

Game 1 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 3 / Xuhui Giants: 2

Game 2 – Pudong Devils: 4 / Hongkou Raiders: 7

Game 3 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 1 / Pudong Devils: 3

Game 4 – Xuhui Giants: 3 / Hongkou Raiders: 2

Game 5 – Xuhui Giants: 4/ Pudong Devils: 1

Game 6 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 5/ Hongkou Raiders: 6

 

Table after Round 2:

RANK

 

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Pudong Devils  4

0

2

21

19

8

2

Hong Kou Raiders

3

1

2

26

24

7

3

Xu Hui Giants

2

1

3

17

17

5

4

Jing an Lions

1

2

3

19

23

4

Top Try-scorers after Round 2:

Name Team Tries
 Dale M.  Pudong Devils  9
  James P.  Hong Kou Raiders  6
Mike S. Hong Kou Raiders  6
 Scott D. Hong Kou Raiders 5
 Warren N. Jing an 5th Lions 5
Garry S. Xu Hui Giants 4
Paul F. Pudong Devils 3
Louise L. Pudong Devils 3
Will G. Xu Hui Giants 3
 Laurent V. Jing an 5th Lions 3
 Stuart H. Hong Kou Raiders 3
     
   
 

 

Round 1 Results

 

The first round of the Shanghai Touch League 2013 Spring Season

April 13th SRFC pitch/ start at 2pm

We waited 4 long months and it finally came back! The STL Spring started with a wonderful weather and 4 teams ready to give their best!!!

The Devils shows they were not last year autumn champions by luck and won their 3 games, but the competition was tough and all team can be proud of their performance.

Touch is growing and we are glad to see new faces among us. Remember we are an international mixed community you’ll never find in any other sport, play with us, train with us and most important stay with us after the game to enjoy our after game drink!

Thanks to all the people who got involved in the organization for this first round but also our referees who help us to improve our skills and respect of the rules !

 

TOUCH ON VIDEO !?

Maybe some of you saw that we were shooting from the side of the pitch last Saturday. Yes! We will try to shoot and edit some videos of our league in order to show that in Shanghai we have skills and a great community! In order to continue this project, we’ll be happy to have some volunteer for the next round to hold the video camera. Talk to Laurent or Vince if you are interested. The first round video is HERE !!!

 

Result for Round 1 – April 13th

Game 1 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 3 / Xuhui Giants: 3

Game 2 – Pudong Devils: 5 / Hongkou Raiders: 2

Game 3 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 3 / Pudong Devils: 5

Game 4 – Xuhui Giants: 3 / Hongkou Raiders: 5

Game 5 – Xuhui Giants: 2/ Pudong Devils: 3

Game 6 – Jing’an 5th Lions: 4/ Hongkou Raiders: 4

 

Table after Round 1:

RANK

 

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Pudong Devils

 3

0

0

13

7

6

2

Hong Kou Raiders

1

1

1

11

12

3

3

 Jing an 5th Lions

0

2

1

10

12

2

4

Xu Hui Giants

0

1

2

8

11

1

 

Top Try-scorers after Round 1:

Name

Team

Tries

 Dale M.

 Pudong Devils

 6

 Stuart H.

 Hong Kou Raiders

 3

 James P.

Hong Kou Raiders

3

 Scott D.

Hong Kou Raiders

3

 Laurent V.

Jing an 5th Lions

2

 Peter X.

Jing an 5th Lions

2

Olivier M.

Jing an 5th Lions

2

Paul F.

Pudong Devils

2

 Vince F.

Pudong Devils

2

 Louise L.

Pudong Devils

2

 Alice A.

Xu Hui Giants

2

 Will G.

Xu Hui Giants

2

 Garry

Xu Hui Giants

2