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Sat 20 Apr 15:00 - Cup Full time Attendance 2,000

Miami Tridents win 4th straight Florida Premier Division State Championship

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Miami Tridents win 4th straight Florida Premier Division State Championship

On Saturday, April 20th, 2019, the Tridents fought to the last second to defeat the Tampa Krewe 24-22 in front of a large crowd in Wellington, FL. It was their fourth State Title in a row. In a game with five lead changes, the final result was in doubt until the last whistle. Trident centre, Connor Christie opened the scoring with a try in the 5th minute. Sean Murray (club President) added a second try early in the second half, which was brilliantly slotted over from close to the sideline by Christie. Tampa would respond with two tries of their own. Back and forth, the scoring on both sides would continue until the final moments of the game.
With only minutes left on the clock, Tridents found themselves just outside their own 22 and 5 points down. They needed to dig deep to somehow rescue their season’s hopes of a fourth straight State Championship. Over the course of the season this team had shown that they knew how to win at the death having had five games decided by less than 10 points and four by less than 5. Applying huge pressure to an opposition scrum, they won a penalty, dissent from the Tampa 9 gave them an additional 10 yards. The resulting touch kick brought them up to the Tampa 22 yard line. From there, they secured the line out and started the final drive to secure the title. It was a huge team effort, everyone playing their part. Another infringement from Tampa gave the Tridents a penalty in the 2nd minute of injury time. A quick tip and go from Cyril Becker, who popped the ball to Philippe Ryser. The Tridents flanker carried for 8 yards to bring play to within 3 yards of the try line. A second carry from super prop German Jalil, supported by John Kessenich (the Fox) brought play to within inches of the line, leaving a final push from Jordan Hinojosa to secure the try. A magnificent team try from just outside the Trident’s own 22 yard line. A nervy conversion from under the posts was cooly slotted by Connor Christie and the Miami Tridents had their 4th straight Florida Premier Division State Championship in a row!

The next step is the Southern Regionals in Savannah, GA on May 4th and 5th.

The Trident RFC would like to thank all of our players, 1st and 2nd XV's, officers and "He Who Must Not be Titled" Mad Dog Toms, for their hard work and dedication throughout the season. Without your help, we would not have achieved this milestone. We would also like to give thanks to all of the wives and girlfriends that encouraged, supported, and most of all, tolerate us in this crazy lifestyle and sport that is rugby.

Miguel Pena

Player of the Match

Miguel Pena

Key moments

5:00
Try Connor Christie scores for Tridents R.F.C.
6:00
Conversion Sean Murray kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.
14:00
Try Try for Tampa
28:00
Try Try for Tampa
29:00
Conversion Conversion for Tampa
33:00
Penalty Sean Murray kicks a penalty for Tridents R.F.C.
46:00
Try Sean Murray scores for Tridents R.F.C.
47:00
Conversion Connor Christie kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.
53:00
Try Try for Tampa
54:00
Conversion Conversion for Tampa
74:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Tampa
80:00 +2:00
Try Try for Tridents R.F.C.
80:00 +3:00
Conversion Connor Christie kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.

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State Champions Celebrate
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Try Time
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Try Time

Highlights

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80:00 +10:00 Player of the Match
Miguel Pena is awarded player of the match for Tridents R.F.C.
80:00 +3:00 Conversion 24 - 22
Connor Christie kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.
80:00 +2:00 Try 22 - 22
Try for Tridents R.F.C.
75:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Tampa
74:00 Penalty 17 - 22
Penalty kicked for Tampa
68:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Tampa
54:00 Conversion 17 - 19
Conversion for Tampa
53:00 Try 17 - 17
Try for Tampa
47:00 Sub On
Mateus Estrela is substituted on for Tridents R.F.C.
47:00 Sub Off
Sean Murray is substituted off for Tridents R.F.C.
47:00 Conversion 17 - 12
Connor Christie kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.
46:00 Try 15 - 12
Sean Murray scores for Tridents R.F.C.
End of period 1
33:00 Penalty 10 - 12
Sean Murray kicks a penalty for Tridents R.F.C.
29:00 Conversion 7 - 12
Conversion for Tampa
28:00 Try 7 - 10
Try for Tampa
15:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Tampa
14:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Tampa
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Sean Murray kicks a conversion for Tridents R.F.C.
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Connor Christie scores for Tridents R.F.C.
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tridents R.F.C.
  • Tampa
  • 0
  • Connor Christie Try 5:00'
  • Sean Murray Conversion 6:00'
  • Try 14:00'
  • Try 28:00'
  • Conversion 29:00'
  • Sean Murray Penalty 33:00'
  • Sean Murray Try 46:00'
  • Connor Christie Conversion 47:00'
  • Sean Murray Sub Off 47:00'
  • Mateus Estrela Sub On 47:00'
  • Try 53:00'
  • Conversion 54:00'
  • Penalty 74:00'
  • Try 80:00 +2:00'
  • Connor Christie Conversion 80:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Murray, Sean Murray, Sean
MEZEAU, Emilien MEZEAU, Emilien
Efthimiou, Dimitri Efthimiou, Dimitri
Christie, Connor Christie, Connor
 Giraudet de Boudemange, Jacques Giraudet de Boudemange, Jacques
Clemente, Damien Clemente, Damien
Durbach, Josh Durbach, Josh
Hire, Oliver Hire, Oliver
Ryser, Philippe Ryser, Philippe
Mojica, Nicolai Mojica, Nicolai
Scott, Keiffer Scott, Keiffer
Gonzalez, Jorge Gonzalez, Jorge
Jalil, Germán Jalil, Germán
Pena, Miguel Pena, Miguel
Maignan, Patrick Maignan, Patrick

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