Continued cooperation RSRC and current coaching staff

Known to most already, the Rotterdam Student RC has been strengthened yet again by the coaching duo Michiel Snijders and Barro Kessler. Our acquaintance was made through a long and intensive pre-season with stamina to kill for as a result. Our knives continued to be sharpened and our goals were (and still are) unforgiving: double […]

Season schedule 1st Fase ”20-”21 has been announced

After a period of waiting and a long period of inactivity in the competition, Rugby Nederland has (subject to reservation) announced the season planning for the 1st phase of the season “20-“21. RSRC 1XV (2nd Division South) RSRC 2XV (4th Division South-West) RSRC 3XV (4th Division North-West)

Interview with Michiel Snijders & Barro Kessler

As far as necessary, can you introduce yourself? Michiel:          My name is Michiel Snijders, 49 years old and soon to be 50…, I live in The Hague, where I also started my rugby career. Also, I studied in Leiden and am currently working in the learning industry and rugby. At the […]

RSRC 1XV wins against RC Tilburg 1

After having played away games for 8 weeks, due to some rescheduling by Mr WedSec, Dennis, and Ciara, we finally got to play at our own beautiful Bears’ Cave again. This time was the third time we got to play the gentlemen from Tilburg(er). The two times we played in Tilburg this season were won […]

RSRC 1XV vs Hookers 2 Match Report 12/1/20

New decade, New subcoats, same old geil rugbyers von de RSRC. The Rotterdam Students began the second half of the 19/20 season with a fixture against RC the Hookers. The students’ first challenge came in waking up the game’s referee for kick off, which lead to some necessary improvisation in game preparations but did allow […]

1XV seals third consecutive win!

Last Sunday our match at home against Bekaro was played in more traditional XV conditions, on a blubbery pitch with a slippery ball. Our goal was to achieve a season-first: three consecutive wins. Due to several injuries in key positions, the Rotterdam students started with an unfamiliar set up, which was notable during the opening […]

Former RSRC coach Arno Mansveld lands Netherlands U16 position

Arno Mansveld, assistant coach of RSRC and head of strength and conditioning up until 2017, has assumed a new role. Rugby Nederland has announced that Mansveld will lead Jonge Oranje U16, the national selection of promising rugby players of 16 years of age or younger. Mansveld commented the following on his new role: “I am very excited […]

RSRC suffer another close loss against Dukes 2

For the third game of the season the students from Rotterdam traveled to Den Bosch, bij Maaskantje witte wel, to seek for their second consecutive win. It promised to be a tough game, with Dukes 1XV having a weekend off and the rainy weather both being in the burger team’s favour. The student XV came […]

RSRC gets first win of the season against RC Octopus

Coming into the second game of the season by playing against the RC Octopus from Uden on home turf, there were high hopes for the RSRC 1XV to take the win. The first minutes were initiated rapidly, with the smart thinking of the team allowing an early penalty kick to be converted by loosehead prop […]