City League Rugby Results - Morgan Stanley v MUFG: 29 – Aravis Investment XV: 10
The final score was Morgan Stanley / MUFG: 29 – Aravis Investment XV: 10. This was the first official league game for the Aravis Investment XV. Morgan Stanley / MUFG were a strong side and they demolished Ernst & Young a few weeks back as well as being league finalists last year. However, the game was a lot closer than the score line suggests, the majority of the second half being fought at 17-10 apiece.
There were some flashes of brilliance from the boys in blue. Andrew Doctor of Stamford Associates, running quality lines from the centers all evening crashed over for a sublime solo try. Winger Jamie Cuthbert of Aberdeen Standard also demonstrated his quality finishing prowess putting away a classic poacher’s try from Doctor’s beautifully weighted cross field kick. There were some excellent debuts across the park. Of particular note – Blair Hawthorne, also of Aberdeen Standard was everywhere, bringing ballast and brawn to the backrow. As well as adding to the Aravis Investment XVs growing Scottish mafia!
The next game is just two weeks away. We are playing against Ernst & Young on Wednesday, November 1st. Again this will be held at East London Rugby Club.