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Reading Abbey RFC
Sun 24 Sep 11:00 - Friendly Full time

Abbey U13s unbeaten season continues with exciting draw vs local rivals Gensians

Committed performance by small squad

A series of unlucky late injuries left Abbey U13s with a ‘bare bones’ squad of 15 boys. But they delivered a determined performance to draw with local rivals, Gensians, who had a squad of 30 boys.

The boys had a slow start going behind by two tries, but then dug in and delivered a great combo of aggressive scrummage & rucking to take control (winning a few scrums against the head). This enabled the boys to show some great running rugby with five uncontested tries. Going into the final quarter 5-2 in the lead, the boys’ fatigue set in versus fresh opponents. This, combined with some poor late decisions, led them to leak three late tries.

As in previous weeks, all of the boys delivered and many did so out of position – this depth of the squad is very encouraging, especially with their team spirit shining through. We just need to get a quicker start in our upcoming fixtures.

Front row : Matty / Luke / Kel
Locks / No8 : Archie / Alex B / Josh S / Toby-Joe
Scrum half : Henry
Flyhalf : Angus
Centres : Jake / Joe / Joey
Wings : Oscar / Alex R
Full Backs : Olly P

Try scorers
Joey 2

Man of the Match : Olly P for great first performance at full-back with breaks that resulted in two of the tries

Season’s try scorers to-date
Jake 6
Toby-Joe 4
Joey 3
Oscar 3
Flynn 2
Henry 2
Kel 2
Joe 1

Team selection

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