Wellingborough win Kuwait Tournament
Wellingborough took a team of new players to the club, colts who are first year seniors and players returning back from University
Wellingborough took a young side to the Kuwait Tournament as an opportunity for players who didn't play for the First Team last season an early opportunity to impress in a competitive environment.
Tom Mair captained the side and played in the unusual opportunity of Fly Half to give him experience of the position is a match environment. Wellingborough played Rushden Exiles first and took a very early lead in the match with a Karl Mcandrew burst through the opposition backline. Wellingborough never looked back and scored a number of tries and conceding none.
With just a five minute break Wellingborough played the Tournament Hosts Wellingborough Old Grammarians and after short lived stay in the Wellingborough 22, Wellingborough took advantage with an early score. Wellingborough began to racket up the scores and again didn’t concede.
The final game was against the Kuwait Invitational Side which saw Wellingborough’s hardest challenge of the day. Wellingborough scored first but conceded a try against the team that included Wellingborough regulars Paul Maher and Jack Bryan. Wellingborough went on to win the game and take the Tournament Shield.
There were some impressive performances in the Wellingborough side including Alex Booth, playing No. 8 and Ash Etherington playing Flanker. However Man of the Tournament went to Karl Mcandrew who scored six tries across all three games.