RSV Lahn-Dill still has a week’s break from competitive matches
The wheelchair basketball Bundesliga (RBBL) starts the sports year 2022 on Saturday after a nearly seven-week European Championship and Christmas break. At the start of the second half, however, autumn champions RSV Lahn-Dill are still in the role of spectators, their home game in the renamed Buderus Arena Wetzlar against BBC Münsterland has been postponed by two weeks.
The background to the postponement is the handball international match on Sunday between the two former world champions Germany and France at the same place, for which the Wetzlar Rollis, as well as their opponent from Westphalia, of course agreed to a transfer. The new date for the match of the 10th matchday against the BBC is now Sunday, 23 January at 15:00 in the Buderus Arena.
The team of head coach Janet Zeltinger and her “co” Günther Mayer can therefore calmly watch the midfield duel between the Skywheelers from Frankfurt and the newcomer from Cologne, as well as the home appearances of the Kellerkinder from Hamburg against champions Thuringia and Trier against playoff candidates Hannover.
With the start of the sports year 2022, the league has also adapted its already existing corona rules once again. Since the beginning of the year, the league has played its competitive games under the so-called “2G+” rules, so all actively and passively involved persons must be vaccinated against the virus or recovered from it. The association, league and clubs have jointly and unanimously adopted this regulation and thus sent a clear signal.
Despite the postponed start of the second half of the season, RSV Lahn-Dill has been back in team training since last Tuesday in order to prepare for its second round start on 15th January at the Könln 99ers in a concentrated and focused manner.
RBBL, Matchday 10: BG Baskets Hamburg – RSB Thuringia Bulls (Sat., 3:00 pm), Doneck Dolphins Trier – Hannover United (Sat., 4:00 pm), ING Skywheelers Frankfurt – RBC Köln 99ers (Sat., 6:00 pm), RSV Lahn-Dill – BBC Münsterland (Sun., 23.01.2022).
Photo (Armin Diekmann): Brian Bell, Jannik Blair & Co. still must wait for the sporting start to 2022.