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Sheffield U18 Colts
Old Brodleians U18 Colts
J Peckett (2), S Veall
Tries
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B White
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Sun 15 Apr 13:00 - Cup Full time

Sheffield Colts Reach Yorkshire Cup Final

Sheffield RUFC Colts reach the Yorkshire Cup for the third time after beating Old Brods in an absorbing encounter.

It might be the end of the season but the matches are coming thick and fast for Sheffield Colts at the moment. Next week we have Bromsgrove in the national cup but first was a clash against one of the best sides we have faced in the local area in the Yorkshire Cup Semi Final.

Old Brods were warming up on the pitch when we arrived and they looked physically sizeable and very determined - it felt as though Sheffield would have to work hard this afternoon.

The first half did not disappoint - it ebbed and flowed with both sides putting in good passages of possession and defending resolutely. Sheffield had the edge in the scrum while Old Brods lineout (and rolling mauls) were proving a handful. Somewhere a breakthrough had to occur and it was Old Brods who took the lead with a passage of play that led to their winger getting the better of the Sheffield backs and sneaking in the corner - although there was some doubt as Sheffield managed to wrestle him in to touch but it was adjudged a try after the referee consulted with the touch judge.

As so often this season it sparked Sheffield into life and immediately pressure was built up on the Old Brods 22 through a combination of powerful forward drives and some slick passing and handling by the backs - this led to Joe Peckett squeezing through the Old Brods defence to get Sheffield's first try. It is also a credit to Joe who was only playing due to an injury to Sebastian Battersby and was suffering a shoulder injury himself. (In addition Joe, managed this while playing in his swimming trunks, school socks and a shirt borrowed from his brother...!)

Both tries had missed conversions and they went in at half time all square and that was fair score.

The second half saw Sheffield go up a gear and with constant pressure brought another try for Joe Peckett who broke away from his marker and with a burst of pace swan dived over the Old Brods line. Then 10 minutes later after another passage of power play Ben White made a superb break managing to slip 2 or 3 attempted tackles and slipped a superb pass inside to Sam Veall who was not going to miss from that range for the try of the game. This time Ben White grabbed the conversion. Sheffield could and should have had at least two more tries with breaks from Sam Veall and Ed Topley only just coming to nothing just shy of the line. There was a lot of pressure from Sheffield and how a penalty scrum was not converted into points (ignoring pleas from the bench to take the three points) only they will know.

Through all this though Old Brods were not just making up the numbers and had sporadic probes into the Sheffield half, and as the game began to tick down Old Brods found themselves with a penalty near the Sheffield 22. They kicked for the corner and their superior lineout and rolling maul was made to count with a rumbling converted try of power and organisation. This brought them within 5 points of Sheffield and that spurred Old Brods to a desperate last ditch attempt to seize the win. Sheffield made trouble for themselves by losing possession and the ball arriving at their large and mobile full back who made in roads into Sheffield territory - eventually gaining a penalty. However said full back did not find touch and the ball fell to Ed Topley who gratefully kicked in to touch to prompt the final whistle.

It was another absorbing encounter and a good test for what will be another very tough match against Bromsgrove in the national cup next Sunday. However Sheffield do not need to fear anyone and at their best can give anyone a game - just don't let any complacency set in!

The final will be at Moortown (date TBA) against Old Rishworthians.

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Key moments

22:00
Try Try for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
28:00
Try Joe Peckett scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
10:00
Try Joe Peckett scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
25:00
Try Sam Veall scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
25:00
Conversion Ben White kicks a conversion for Sheffield U18 Colts
35:00
Try Try for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
35:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Brodleians U18 Colts

Highlights

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35:00 Try 17 - 10
Try for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
35:00 Conversion 17 - 12
Conversion for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
25:00 Try 10 - 5
Sam Veall scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
25:00 Conversion 12 - 5
Ben White kicks a conversion for Sheffield U18 Colts
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Joe Peckett scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
10:00 Missed Conversion
Ben White misses a conversion for Sheffield U18 Colts
2:00 Sub On
Finn Highfield is substituted on for Sheffield U18 Colts
1:00 Sub On
Louis Redfern is substituted on for Sheffield U18 Colts
End of period 1
28:00 Missed Conversion
Ben White misses a conversion for Sheffield U18 Colts
28:00 Try 17 - 5
Joe Peckett scores for Sheffield U18 Colts
22:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
22:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
18:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Old Brodleians U18 Colts
12:00 Sub On
Joe Peckett is substituted on for Sheffield U18 Colts
11:00 Missed Penalty
Ben White misses a penalty for Sheffield U18 Colts
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Sheffield U18 Colts
  • Old Brodleians U18 Colts
  • 0
  • Joe Peckett Sub On 12:00'
  • Try 22:00'
  • Joe Peckett Try 28:00'
  • Louis Redfern Sub On 1:00'
  • Finn Highfield Sub On 2:00'
  • Joe Peckett Try 10:00'
  • Sam Veall Try 25:00'
  • Ben White Conversion 25:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 35:00'

Team selection

Topley, Ed Topley, Ed
Heslop, Sam Heslop, Sam
Greaves, Harry Greaves, Harry
White, Ben White, Ben
Thompson, Sam Thompson, Sam
Veall, Sam Veall, Sam
Ramratten, Kai Ramratten, Kai
Gilder, Louis Gilder, Louis
Taylor, Jack Taylor, Jack
Stokes, Jude Stokes, Jude
Hale, Matt Hale, Matt
Waller, Finn Waller, Finn
Battersby, Seb Battersby, Seb
Crehan, Mike Crehan, Mike
Turner, Reece Turner, Reece

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