A bright, breezy and warm November afternoon was the start of the rugby season against St Christopher’s. They turned up with a full U 13’s to face our combination side which was a surprise to say the least. From the start we were on the front foot with an Ali H tackles causing a turn over which resulted in the first score. It the became a bit of a see saw with the two sides trading scores but we were never over awed. Tries from Ben and Austin led to 2 – 2 with 5 to go to the break. We then switched off and conceded 3 scores in 5 minutes. A wake up call at the break resulted in further tries from Austin Charlie and Alex  but we could not overcome the errors of that earlier 5 minutes which ultimately cost us the game 8 – 6. Lots of positives from all the boys Karan, Luca and Sonny looked at home as props with Cosmic at hooker very comfortable. The year 7’s in the second row, Ali, Louis and Alex H worked hard. Two 9’s Sam D and Jacob were sound ant he backs Charlie, Austin Ben, Liban, Alex M, Jake and Sam S never looked out of place. We need to work on our defence which was not exactly watertight although playing against U13’s this can be counted as a moral victory. Worth next week and lots to do but a really exciting start.
JC