With the introduction of the new rules this season this was a combined Year 7 and 8 team but playing at U12 rules. It was good to see how the younger boys performed playing against the bigger lads from Year 8 and I have to say that they all acquitted themselves admirably. Austin, Ben and Luca were all in the starting line-up and certainly didn’t look out of place. From our first possession it was clear that we were rather too strong for the opposition so it was no surprise when early changes in personnel were made in order to bring some balance to the match and make it of value for both sides with Zac, Dan T, Beau, Kieron and Luke all leaving at various intervals. Nick, H, Sam S, Charlie and Alex all came on and looked confident. With all these changes it was important to keep some structure which was achieved through the boys, Bradley, Nick K, Zevon and Will who played the whole game. Too much one way traffic is of no real value at this level which is why, in the end 5 of the starting team were on the bench. It allowed other players to step up and they certainly did that. Tries from Zac, Dan T 2, Luke 3, Bradley, Will, Beau and Austin were generally well worked. A solid performance however there will be more testing fixtures to come, weather permitting. Back to U13 next week down at Hove.