Titans U12s played their hearts out in another tough game on the baking hot Dragons pitch on Saturday.
We knew it was going to be hard with only 10 boys available on the day but in the first half the boys were great. Dragons were kind enough to lend us 2 players to make the minimum 12 a side but clearly their 2 newest players. Our boys held their own for long periods, with some great tackling and a big improvement at the ruck leading to some strong breaks from Rian Hortin, Jack Ryan and Ben Grant amongst others & resulting in a great 1st try for Rian which Captain Max Graham duly converted.
In the 2nd half tired legs began to show whilst the Dragons were able to call upon rolling subs to keep their boys fresh and we duly let in a 3 tries in the opening minutes. Max, Kaelen and Ben Scott did a great job of rallying the troops to fight back though culminating in a great 2nd try from Rian, more strong breaks from Ben G and Jack and a barnstorming 50 yard break from Ethan Lim!
Overall we showed a glimpse of our potential attacking threat when we have the ball but still plenty to work on in defense - tackling & alignment.
If we can get a full side out against Dragons for the return fixture I would think we can run them very close!
We now have a long break until our next game on 21st March so hope to see everyone at training after CNY.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
ps. If you took any good photo's on the day please upload or send to me.