Great start to the season for both squads today, we put out two squads one experienced(Saxbys) and one with less experienced lads and newbies(Knights)
A very competitive start to the season, thanks to the Old Scouts sending a number of great teams. The play from both sides was far better than could be expected so early in the season, a really tough test. The Saxbys team performance was solid with all aspects of the game working satisfactorily. There were some outstanding tries many of which were scored by Dylan and Boris, with Leo, Jacob & Bobby also featuring on the try count. However, none of these trys would be possible without the great support work by the rest of the team, with some fantastic tagging and chasing down of the opposition by Darrell and Daniel, and a fabulous debut for our young lady of the squad Emily. Well done all. Training next week.
Development Team - By James Wright
A beautiful morning for a game of rugby, saw the Wellingborough under 8's development side, drawn against an Old Scouts team of very similar ability. It was decided from the off that the match would be used to help develop players skills, reinforce coaching, and promote a sense of fun. After applying the rules "loosely" in the first part of the match, the more complex rules were gradually applied during the second half, with the boys having to work much harder not to be offside. At the end of the match, all the boys had experienced a reasonable amount of match rugby, and seemed to enjoy themselves, which has to be the aim. I was really pleased with how the boys played, and would not like to single out any individual, but rather praise the whole team, who ran in some great tries and took some terrific tags, they should be very proud of themselves!.... I would also suspect that we won, if that doesn't deflect from the spirit that the match was played in. Well done boy..... more focus on the offside rule at next week's training!