Tigers Rugby traveled to Pleasant View Park to take on the Boulder Lions RFC on May 7, 2013. The Tigers were caught flat footed on the kick off in Boulder was up 7- 0 after a minute. 50. Boulder scored two more tries despite a strong effort by the Tigers’ forwards and backs. Ian Ludtke pushed in the first Tigers try in the second half after consecutive rucks. Though the backlight was occasionally sucked in, they establish some momentum, and carried the ball well throughout the game. Forwards were occasionally unorganized in pods, and consistently drove the Lions backwards and deep into their territory. R.J. Ramcharansingh strengthened the Tigers effort, scoring a try to close this the gap to five points at 17-12 with three minutes remaining. On the last play, Boulder punched one in to close the scoring at 22 to 12.
Tigers were encouraged by their season, showing substantial improvement over last year's team. Though winning only game against league opponents, they were 4-8 overall, 2-6 as a Varsity squad, and 2-2 against underclassmen. With as many as 26 players potentially returning to the Tigers ranks for 2014, the high school boys from the Arvada, Westminster and Broomfield area developed a chemistry and an understanding of the laws, strategies and the fitness required to excel.
The Tigers will play a match against the Tigers rugby coaches and alumni during the annual general meeting on May 29th at 5:00 pm. The coaching staff and board of directors would like to congratulate the Tigers for their efforts, and thanks to parents and fans, who supported us throughout the season with driving and financial support to empower young Tigers in their quest.