U13 Rugby v Hull Collegiate (A), 4.00pm
Team: U13 Rugby
Venue: Away, HU10 7EH
Date: Wed 29th Sep
Lunch Time: As normal
Start Time: 4.00pm
Estimated Return/Finish Time: 6.30pm
Team: Henry E, Harry B, Thomas B, Dan G, Leo G, Russell B, Harry H, Freddie H, Elliot A, Daniel S, Spike H, Harry S, Rico L, Huxley D
Match Kit with games socks. Gum guard and water bottle essential.
Due to RFU adjustments to the regulations, we will be playing according to the U11 laws.
Some positions will rotate during the game.
Result: Lost 6-3
Arriving across the Humber Bridge at a school with a new name, Tranby, the U13s acquitted themselves superbly. A 13 man squad faced a 23 man squad so the boys had their work cut out playing straight through 3 thirds with only 1 sub. In the contact areas, every one of them was strong, and their technical skills were obvious to see. In particular, Henry E and Harry B led the charge and Tom B was always on hand to support. Harry H linked forwards and backs with some darting snipes down the side of the breakdowns and, when the ball found its way via Elliot A who was a super link player, Daniel Sudra looked very dangerous cutting through barely apparent gaps. Supported by the rest of the team, these boys provided a strong spine and took the game to Tranby. The opposition on the other hand benefited from some strong outside runners who were tall and able to lift and pass the ball over the tackling St Hugh’s boys and find space to score a few more tries. Within the team, it was great to see Russell B on his first competitive outing and Rico L who finished the game with a try worthy of the Fijian 7s squad, picking up the ball from a trademark Tom B charge and skipping his way through the opposition from 30 metres out to score under the posts. Strong defence and a lot of rugby played going backwards kept the score down to 6-3 in tries and St Hugh’s were unlucky not to get over to tighten the scoreline further. A really solid performance from Leo and Dan in the forwards provided a good platform and Huxley’s typically electric pace from deep put St Hugh’s in some good positions. Harry S and Spike H were strong in the tackle and marshalled their taller opponents into touch on a number of occasions. They both also got hold of the ball and made good ground going forward, followed by the power of the forwards. It was a pleasure to take them - as ambassadors for the school this senior group of boys were great company and fun to watch. Most impressive was seeing them step up to quite a physical game and by the end of the final third, they were the team in the ascendancy so finished strongly. Well done to all and thank you to the parents who joined us over the border (as Harry B put it en route)!