The U8 Boys had their first tag rugby match away to Duke of Kent on Wednesday. Their enthusiasm and willingness to do well was obvious for all to see. Once they had come to terms with the way rugby happens in ‘straight lines’, they had the better of their opponents. They showed good speed with ball in hand (Benjamin J, Oliver T and Evan P scored run away tries) and a willingness to pass the ball about when in tighter situations. The boys listened very well to advice given and by the 2nd half were playing a more open game using the width of the pitch. I’m sure that with more coaching under their belts, they’ll continue to develop their skills and play with increased control. All of the boys played very well and I’m looking forward to the next match.
The final score: Copthorne 7 v Duke of Kent 5.
Team: Benjamin V, Benjamin K, Oluwalani O, Evan P, James H, Oliver T, Matthew C, Jerome G, Arjun A, Benjamin J