The Hague rugby club HRC beat RC Hilversum 12-5 in extra time at the Amsterdam National Rugby Center to win the Dutch title for the thirteenth time in its club history.

Remarkably, neither team could secure a try during regular time; a particular blow to Hilversum, as they failed to score a penalty four times in a row – two in each half.

The three referees, headed by Gert Visser, did a great job of leading the game into two periods of ten minutes extra time.

HRC, having won all ten champion's league matches, quickly took the lead in extra time. The team scored a try in the first period, made a successful conversion and then scored another try (12-0). Hilversum's only answer was a try in the final moments.

Zandvliet congratulates The Hague Rugby Club HRC!