By Greg Price
While it was the same result in the end for the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls rugby team, the level of fight in the team was noticeably higher according to head coach Chris Komery.
The W.R. Rebels could not avenge a tournament loss to Raymond Comets earlier this season this past Thursday in a 38-12 road loss.
“Raymond didn’t throw anything at us that we weren’t expecting. That being said, the Myers girls played really, really well. I’m proud and happy with the way the girls played,” said Komery.
“It was simple mistakes on our part that lost that game for us.”
Komery noted leading up to the match that he would try some new wrinkles in the Rebels’ attack and defence.
Those changes were implemented in practice which bore the fruit of a more solid effort this time around in the Rebels rematch with Raymond.
“We tried some new things and we were successful for the most part. We tried a couple of different things with the forward pack. It was simple tackling errors that cost us that game,” said Komery. “Everybody is healthy with no injuries. Every girl played really, really hard. It was probably the most physical match we have played so far this season in my opinion.”
With one last home game for the Rebels before playoffs this past Tuesday (results unavailable at press time), coupled with a match against the high-level of play with Raymond, there will likely be no let down for the Rebels in its intensity level heading into playoffs.
“As any sports fan knows, you got to go into the playoff round on as big of a high as you can be at. We got the game here Tuesday against Crescent Heights and that’s going to give us an opportunity to keep up that intensity we had in our last game (against Raymond), and we have to turn around in less than a week and go to zones with it,” said Komery.
Zones start for W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls rugby team on the May 29 week in Lethbridge at Sherring Field.
“I’m really impressed and happy with the way the girls have embraced the strategy we decided to go with this year. They took it upon themselves and bought in to what we are trying and wanting to do,” said Komery.
“We went into the season with a very concrete foundation with how we are going to play and then make little changes as the season goes on.”
“I couldn’t be happier with the way the girls have bought in and how hard they have worked to implement the strategy.”