Narrow defeat for Lions in Baden

On Friday afternoon, the conditions were perfect for a Rugby match. The skies were a clear blue, the wind was still, and the winter sun shone down with the first tantalizing whispers of spring. It is unfortunate then, that our match was on Saturday, when we were greeted with a sleeting sky and frozen pitch,... Continue Reading →

Zurich Victory at Autumn Challenge

Four in the morning is an early start for anyone. Nevertheless, this was when, on Friday morning, the Zurich Lion stumbled out of bed to travel to Vienna, our first match in the afternoon. It's a funny thing, watching an end of season JV team from the side lines. You see the transformation they have... Continue Reading →

Lions Disappointed in Zug

Playing Zug away is not the most pleasant of experiences. Their AstroTurf pitch leaves long lasting cuts, and the ridiculously short ‘in-goal’ area ends abruptly onto uncovered concrete. In short, Zug’s pitch is a death trap. This was not the only reason for the Varsity Squad to feel somewhat vexed upon their arrival at ISLZ... Continue Reading →

Lions Earn Redemption

After two losses on the trot in previous, the Lions realised they had to step up their game, and step it up they did. On Saturday morning, Zurich Varsity rugby went to the Lycee Alpinium Zuoz for their annual tournament, with hopes to retain the trophy they have held for the third year running. The... Continue Reading →

Lions Face Second Defeat

Gone are the days when a 50-0 slaughter of Munich was all but guaranteed. In recent years, their training and game tactics have improved drastically and a winning result is far less certain. With this in mind, on Friday, the Zurich International School Lion’s Varsity squad headed to Munich on Friday for their first game... Continue Reading →

Mixed Results in Munich

Gone are the days when a 50-0 slaughter of Munich was all but guaranteed. In recent years, their training and game tactics have improved drastically and a winning result is far less certain. With this in mind, on Friday, the Zurich International School Lion’s Varsity squad headed to Munich on Friday for their first game... Continue Reading →

Varsity Boys Extend Their Winning Streak

On Friday, the rival teams, ISZL and ZIS lined up against each other on Zug’s infamous AstroTurf pitch for a mid-season game. Although this was a friendly, both sides knew that the stakes were high. The Zurich Lions had a four-to-nothing victory streak they wished to maintain and the Zug and Luzern Eagles wanted revenge... Continue Reading →

BSP Thrash Zurich

On Friday afternoon, seventeen well-dressed rugby players boarded the fast train from Hauptbahnhof to Gare-de-Lyon. We had been invited by the British School of Paris to play a game before next week’s ISSTs, giving both teams a chance to warm up before the big tournament. A gambling man would have put safe money on BSP.... Continue Reading →

Mixed Results at Annual Zuoz Tournament

After a 7 a.m start on Saturday morning, twenty four Zurich rugby boys, a mix of varsity and JV, stepped off the train at Zuoz ready for their annual “Lyceum Alpinium” tournament. Unfortunately due to Munich’s last minute cancellation and the mysterious absence of the International School of Zug and Luzern, the tournament became a... Continue Reading →

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