The morning after the night before.......... after the Casuals game the Tourists decided to let their hair down. Casuals provided a fantastic slap-up
Chicken curry with awards and a thanking of our hosts. Having checked in at the Egyptian Bird (tour rules) The team arrived at Franklin's Gardens to support London Wasps against Northampton Saints.... not a pretty sight... enough said. Mr Tour Leader had arranged a great meal at a local italian and we all duly had a great night's sleep !
On Sunday morning Kettering put out their strongest side and also brought out the sun. The ground was hard, the ball went to hand, and the scores racked up. Archie (five tries), David (two tries), Joseph and Raph (one try each) all crossed the line and Kettering crossed once in each half. This was an easier game than against the Casuals as the result was never in doubt. However, playing two hard and fast games on successive days certainly took their toll. The Tourists were absolutely shattered at the final whistle and retired to a tasty chilli con carne, shared with the good folk of Kettering. Everyone played their part in this match with notable contributions from the try scorers, Ben Weaver who had a storming start but had to go off with a cut above the eye before half time, and Rapha crossing the line for possibly the best try of the weekend, finishing off a flowing move that went the length of the pitch.
Player of the match: David Bull
Player of the weekend: Zico.
Best tourist: Sean Hyland
Commitment and performance: Haydn Popper & Lewis Baldry
Match Report Anthony Bull