DMU rugby stars try, try and try again to claim first win of the season

It was a fairy-tale afternoon for a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) rugby player who claimed a hat-trick of tries to give DMU Rugby 1st XV their first win of the season.

Henry Clement was in fine form as his side ran out 31-10 winners away at the University of East Anglia in Week 3 of British University and College Sports (BUCS) action.



Speaking after the game Henry said: “It was great to get the win.

“The lads played really well and wanted it more than our opposition which showed on the score board and on the pitch.

“It was also a good feeling to get my first tries for DMU.”

Elsewhere, Men’s Football 1st XI shocked the University of Warwick 2nd XI in cup action, to claim a much needed first victory of their campaign.

Following a defeat to the University of Worcester in their opening fixture and a tight 2-2 draw at home to the University of Nottingham just last week, the win was just what the side needed.

BUCS week 3 (3)

A relived manager Karl Harris said: “It was a complete change of character; we played with a lot of belief and as a team rather than as individuals.

“We controlled the game for 90 minutes against top of the league and it really shows what we are capable of.

“I think we are capable of a lot more too and the lads know that, but I don’t want to pressure them to much as we were only promoted last year. Who’s to say we can’t go on and win the league?”

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Karl and his side will face the same Warwick outfit at Beaumont Park this Wednesday looking to upset their opposition’s 100% league record so far.

It was a week of first wins as the DMU Dragons Women’s Volleyball team also claimed their first victory of the campaign following an opening day defeat to the University of Leicester.

The girls defeated the University of Wolverhampton 3-0 away from home to get their BUCS season up and running.

DMU Netball 1st, who sit top of Midlands Division 4B, carried their fine form into Midlands Conference Cup action, beating the University of Lincoln 55-27 to progress to the next round.

However, it wasn’t as plain sailing for Netball 2nd who faced a tricky tie against Loughborough University at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Loughborough raced away to an early lead and it didn’t get much better for #TeamDMU with their impressive opposition claiming the victory, 79-18.

BUCS week 3 (2)

In the final Pick of the Day Women’s Football 2nd faced a strong University of Nottingham side at Beaumont Park.

It wasn’t what they were hoping for in cup action as their opposition ran to a damaging 3-0 half-time lead.

#TeamDMU held their own in the opening stages of the second-half, but a 4th goal with half an hour remaining prevented a comeback.

University of Nottingham took the advantage of tired #TeamDMU legs and the score finished an underserved 6-0.

They will hope to find some form when they travel to Staffordshire University in the league this Wednesday.

You can stay up-to-date with all the action live throughout the afternoon on our TwitterFacebook and Snapchat accounts.

Posted on Monday 31st October 2016

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