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U13 Rugby - Stoke College 10 Gosfield 55

Thursday 23rd November

We took a very inexperienced, mainly Year Seven team, to Stoke School and came away handsome winners. The boys took a lot of confidence in a game where the Year 8 students were added extras! The majority of the boys made good yards with the ball in hand and they rucked and mauled their way down the pitch to score an impressive 9 tries!

George Bowers enjoyed a successful first outing at scrum half with some nifty footwork to score two opportunistic tries. Will Fairs was consistently strong in scoring 3 tries; aided confidently by Francis Ulrich, Farai Mutswungama and Rayan Sheikh who all carried the ball and put in some strong tackles in the midfield. The new look scrum also did a sterling job, with Tom Goodlad, scorer of one try, propping well helping Rayan who hooked for the first time and Charles Paget on the blindside. Harry Durrant was a force to be reckoned with and had a massive tackle count by the end of the game. Tom Askwith gave us good width on the wing and made some positive runs to take the ball into contact.

A big thank you goes out to Year 8 who were told right from the start they would be playing a supporting role this time. The way they worked with the Year 7 students was exemplary, communicating brilliantly with them to help with positioning and direction.

Overall the boys played brilliantly and in the end ran out 55-10 winners. Well done boys!