With only four playing Sundays left in the 2018/19 season, the U16s had a late cancellation, but luckily found a fixture against our friends Nottingham Corsairs.
We decided to get all our fit and available players on the pitch, so in the end fielded 26 players.
After a strong start to the game unfortunately LRFC failed to score, and then allowed Corsairs to cross the line and get a 7 points lead. LRFC continued to battle, finally scoring a try just before halftime after a determined forward drive.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Corsairs scoring early, taking their lead to 12-5. But LRFC U16s did not give up and kept battling to the end, scoring and converting with the last play of the game, making the score a 12-12 draw.
Congratulations to Ethan Pywell and James Ackerley for achieving their 50 caps.
George Backus-Griffin x 2
Ben Jones x 1