In a spectacular display of resilience, the Police Rugby Club in Bermuda's Rugby Football Union Men's League is experiencing a remarkable resurgence. Their performance this season starkly contrasts their previous season, where they failed to secure a single win. Now, under the adept direction of Peter Lewington, the team has already clinched two victories in their first four matches.
Turning the Tide
The team's initial setbacks against Teachers and Renegades seemed to be a repeat of their previous season. However, a change of fortune awaited them at the Flora Duffy Stadium. Here, they not only clinched a 25-17 victory over Teachers, but also ended their two-year league winning streak. This was followed by a striking 38-17 win against Renegades.
The Making of a Resurgence
The team's revival is attributed to a couple of key factors. The recruitment of new player, Samir Tavares, injected fresh energy into the team. The return of Hussani Samuels from injury also bolstered the team's strength. Furthermore, the club has been emphasizing the importance of camaraderie and team spirit. Maintaining a robust training schedule and focusing on recruiting skilled players has played a pivotal role in the team's improved performance.
The team, captained by the seasoned Darren Richardson, credits their recent success to better organization. They are setting their sights high, aiming to challenge the Teachers for the league title. This ambition remains strong, despite their current record of more losses than wins. The rugby community in Bermuda acknowledges the challenges it faces, yet concerted efforts are being made to sustain and uplift the sport.