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
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
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
The 2016/17 Season is fast approaching and so it’s time to introduce you to this seasons captains, voted in by the players themselves.
First off is #54 Usama Mujtaba (Middle Linebacker) entering his third season as Sabres’ captain. Although enrolled in a work placement for the duration of this year, his presence is well and truly known. With one of the biggest voices on the team he forever leads from the front with energy and physicality stimulating a sense of urgency within the team
The Sabres were unfortunate in a close, hard fought varsity fixture this year, each team giving up only one touchdown resulting in a Hallam Warriors win of 13-10. The game saw numerous long drives from each team, with excellent defence from The Sabres recovering 3 fumbles and giving up only one deep pass play for a Hallam Warriors touchdown on a blown coverage. The offence looked strong with Jacob Hardy leading the team in passing and running yards. Unfortunately, two disallowed touchdowns caused