A hot sunny day proved a thrilling encounter between the rival amateur Moscow rugby clubs.
The Dragons struck first with early pressure resulting with a well earned try but Forum quickly turned the game around pushing the play back deep into the Dragons lair. The Dragons only defense was to kick to touch under pressure but with Forums far superior lineouts, winning a straight six out of six, Forum were rewarded with a well worked try and two beautifully converted penalties from Kir and Fydor to go into half-time a shocking 11 points to 5 up.
The second half was proving to be more of the same but for several missed tackles allowing a Dragons player to go clean through the defense scoring once then again with even more missed tackles. With crucial refereeing decisions going against Forum including a Dragons push over try that really should have gone to the TMO!!! put them two trys ahead with only minutes to go.
A brave attack from Forum scoring a good try combining the impressive forwards performance and the backs speed left the game in the dying seconds like a world cup final for the Forum players. Receiving the ball from the kick off Forum attacked with great spirit but the sound of the whistle ended for what must have been a great relief for the Dragons.
Forum still with one or two key players unavailable for the match proved equal on the day and has made it hard to pick a man of the match. With great performances again from all the forwards and great individual skill from Vanya and Max the award can only go to Kir for his decision making and excellent out of hand kicking.
Donkey of the match; me for allowing two Dragons players referee the match!!!!