MATCH REVIEW (vs. Leeds Beckett)

Running back turned O Lineman Bob Brownlees was elected fourth captain for the Sabres’ first game of the season as they took on a small but strong Leeds Carnegie side coming off the back of a close loss to the Sheffield Hallam Warriors in week 1.

After an initial shut out by the Leeds defence, the Sabres’ defence was slow off the mark allowing Leeds to drive slowly downfield before giving up a deep touchdown from a blown man-coverage. At 7-0 after a converted extra point, the first quarter

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After a preseason game against York Centurions last week, the Sabres prepare to take on Leeds Beckett (Carnegie) at Leeds on Sunday in their first league game of the year. Having split the series 1-1 with Leeds last season, including a heart-breaking overtime loss, the Sabres anticipate a tough game against an always physical Leeds team. Unfortunately, due to injuries throughout the preseason, some players have had to fill in at new positions and some may even play both ways on Sunday. Following

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PRE-SEASON MATCH REVIEW (vs. York Centurions)

Sunday saw The Sabres travel to York in a pre-season face-off against the York Centurions, providing everyone with a last minute opportunity to experience some vital game time before the first league game of the season against Leeds Beckett (Carnegie) on the 13th of November. Heavy rainfall on the grass pitch was a rare encounter for The Sabres, of whom many struggled with footing throughout the game. The game started with numerous three and outs from both defensive sides as both teams struggled

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Following a successful recruitment drive and (good) preparation, the Sabres travelled to Nottingham Uni for their first preseason scrimmage, giving both players and coaches an opportunity to showcase their talent.

The structure of the scrimmage allowed all players to get onto the field to show their worth against an extremely strong Nottingham side. Following numerous pre-planned drives the teams faced off in a competitive half game. After the Offence went 3 and out on the initial possession

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As the 2016/17 season fast approaches the sabres are working hard to try and improve upon last year’s 4-4 record and a first round exit from the playoffs from an undefeated Glasgow team. With the rearranging of the divisions this year this promises to be no easy task due to the addition of an up and coming Manchester team and the presence of bitter rivals Sheffield Hallam. As with every team in Uniball the Sabres have experienced a high degree of roster turnover losing key players such as QB

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