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Under 14's - Match centre

Saffron Walden RFC
Cambridge RFC
Sun 5 Nov 11:00 - Friendly Full time

SWRFC U14's put on a display...

A sparkling performance with some explosive and colourful attacking play.

A busy Sunday morning at the club was the perfect setting for a Cambridgeshire Cup game against Cambridge RFC. Having already beaten this squad in the early season 10's competition, we expected them to come prepared and ready to even up the win tally. The opening 20 minutes of the game did not disappoint. The first quarter of this game was a battle of attrition, and some excellent defending from both teams kept the scoreboard empty.

The following 10 minutes opened up and allowed the great passages of play from both teams to work through defenses and score well worked and deserved tries. The level of core skills and decision making on show was a sight to behold. These young men are going to be outstanding senior rugby players! The half ended 12 - 12 on the scoreboard, which was a true reflection of the game up to the break.

A special mention must be made to the 15 year old referee. This young man controlled and managed the game from the middle expertly. A great future for this lad in the middle.

After very minimal influences from us coaches at half time, the team got in a tight huddle, talked through what they were going to do in the second half and set about winning this very important game.

We started the second half with a much higher level of performance, turned ball over, won scrums against the head, used our penalty advantage with intelligence and started scoring tries with conviction. The boys performance level increased throughout this half creating space for our outside players to exploit, then making holes in the midfield and scoring through those. In all, a great intelligent performance, rewarded with 12 well executed tries. Well done lads, next job!

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