Tadley U13's played host to a strong Reading mixed ability squad of 23 players. Three 20 minute matches were played with Tadley winning the first and third matches 30-0 and 35-0 with honors shared in the second match at 10-10 giving Tadley U13's an aggregate win of 75 -10.
However, it must be said that the score doesn't reflect the great rugby that both teams played for the full sixty minutes with both teams demonstrating great sportsmanship throughout.
Once again the Tadley forwards quickly began to dominate a well organised Reading pack and quickly took control at the scrum and were hard to beat at the breakdown. This gave the backs plenty of space to 'do their stuff' and they took full advantage of the full width of the pitch and showed some great teamwork and ball handling to keep the ball moving. Every player in the team 'stepped up' and contributed to a fantastic team performance. Special mention to Mattie for two great opportunistic tries. With the forwards dominating up front and the backs showing some fantastic teamwork it was another demonstration of Tadley Tigers 'team rugby.'
Report by Paul Cape, Head Coach