The U13s first friendly of the season against Basingstoke saw us start where we left off at the end of last season; with some fantastic forwards and backs play and some great continuity, leading to a number of very well taken tries.
The match was split into 4 quarters to allow both sides to rotate their players and ensure everyone got as much match time as possible. However, with only 18 players available for the day, Tadley were limited to the changes we were able to make. However, that didn't seem to cause us any problems, as no matter what positions the boys were asked to play, or who we were up against, we were able to raise our performance and play with real cohesion.
I was very impressed with our forwards, who scrummaged, rucked and mauled extremely well; and our ball carrying was immense.
The backs used the ball intelligently, with great hands and great timings of passes, meaning that our wingers were able to score a number of tries.
All in all a great first outing of the season!