U11 Rugby v Oakham (A) 2.15pm

TEAM: U11 

VENUE: Oakham & Brooke Priory (AWAY - Kilburn Road Parking, near Rutland Tennis Academy)

DATE: 28th September 2022

COACH: Mr Wyld

EMAIL: headmaster@st-hughs.lincs.sch.uk 

CHANGE: Morning Break

LUNCH: 12.00 noon

START TIME: 2.15pm

FINISH TIME: Return 5.00pm

Team: Charles B, Eli H-B, Charlie T, A-J S, William C, William L, Rupert B-W, Toby O, Euan P, Fergus V, Maxwell D

NOTES: Boys to bring studs, mouthguards, hoodies and water bottles. Please email Mr Wyld if you are collecting directly from Oakham.

Match Report

Result: Won 2, Lost 2

A very competitive day’s rugby with some very challenging opposition. The two teams we played against were excellent and provided a stiff test to the boys. Narrow margins as ever in these games make the difference and the difference in the teams was minimal. Against Oakham and Brooke Priory in their first encounters the team were straight out of the blocks and put in a very good attacking performance, keeping the ball and ensuring that the opposition were kept out of the action. After a break, the games were repeated and, maybe due to fatigue or the break, the results were reversed but only due to the “missed first tackle” which is a constant refrain in our team talks. Some exceptional attacking play from Captain Will L, Rupert and Max, as well as from AJ, Charles and Charlie, left the opposition floundering in the tackle. Euan, Fergus, Will C and Toby. Building on this is critical - the team is a delight to watch going forward and we need to ensure the same consistency on the back foot. Well done to all of the boys for their efforts, and, again, thank you to the travelling support from the parents - it is hugely appreciated and I know the boys love the support. On the front foot, they are fantastic to watch and they also love to get stuck in to the contact zone, we just need to make sure that the contact zone doesn’t drift back.