The Sheffield Sabres 2017/18 Season Preview

The University of Sheffield Sabres will start their season this Sunday (12th November). After a strong outing in the pre-season against Nottingham, both offence and defence are ready to get the season started.

The Sheffield Sabres offense facing off against Manchester last season

The Sheffield Sabres offense facing off against Manchester last season

Offensively, the Sabres have gained some new weapons, namely the addition of three quarterbacks with great arms and a good understanding of the game. Veteran WR and Sabres Offensive Captain, Simon Arnold, will look to lead by example from the front. The dynamic duo of Mark Price and Joseph

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MATCH REVIEW vs. MANCHESTER TYRANTS

Due to the importance of the game for both teams facing a relegation battle, it took a slow start with both defensive sides forcing turnovers and much of the first quarter action consisted of strong defence and punting for territory. However, Manchester were first on the board, converting a long drive with a passing touchdown. Converting the extra point put the score to 0-7. Meanwhile the sabres offence struggled to move the ball and Manchester completed another touchdown and two point conversion

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MATCH REVIEW vs. LEEDS BECKETT CARNEGIE

After an initial score by Leeds Beckett, the Sabres fought their way into the end zone with Full Back Bob Brownlees’ first rushing touchdown of the season. Another Leeds touchdown brought the score to 16-8 at half time with the sabres offence unable to convert before the break.

The second half saw both teams trade scores with make-shift Quarterback Bruno Schatten completing his first ever touchdown pass and Bob Brownlees second rushing score. Despite offensive scores, defensive weakness

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MATCH REVIEW VS. UCLAN RAMS

After suffering numerous injuries and a tough loss against the UCLan Rams before Christmas, The Sabres were looking forward to implementing a modified Offensive playbook for a chance to come away with a win despite a diminishing roster. The game took a disappointing start as the Sabres conceded a touchdown on just the third play of the game. But, efficient playbook execution by the Offence saw the Sabres drive downfield, finishing their first possession with a decent punt putting the UCLan Offence

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MATCH REVIEW (vs. UCLan)

The Sabres suffered a tough loss against the UCLan Rams on Saturday. Following a bad loss against the Hallam warriors two weeks prior, the Sabres travelled to Preston with a heavily depleted squad as many important players unable to play due to injuries. Available players were forced to play out of position with Linebackers filling in on the Offensive Line and Offensive Lineman on the Defensive Line.

The Sabres however, started well with the defence stopping the Rams on their first two drives

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