Mumbles under 8s

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Freezing conditions don't deter U7 and U8s

On a bitterly cold December Sunday morning, both the U7s and U8s played against South Gower.

In particular this was quite an occasion for the U7's under their new coaching team of Rob and Alex. They trained vigorous before playing some excellent flowing rugby. Two or three very fine passes along with strong and straight running meant that the final score was a one try win over South Gower. Both sides did extremely well in the circumstances.

The U8's played after. It was great to see such a strong turnout, with only four players missing from the normal line up.

Again we just prevailed in a very even match, though it was not about winning but playing with some style. Defensively, we were a little ragged at times, though some players pulled off some of fantastic tagging. For example, James tagged their strongest runner five metres before line.

In attack, we looked more like a team, despite the cold conditions.

Rhys scored a couple of early tries, stepping through defenders, and Ben M scored one from a kick off with some very mazy running. Some good passing led to tries for Ben C. As usual Ben H supported well and offloaded quickly, forming a nice partnership with players like Matthew and Jack. Both the Tom's were close to the ball, and made good runs, both unlucky to score.

Try of the match was Aled's spinning effort as he tiptoed up the touchline for a 20m uphill effort.

The four C's Cam, Cian, Connor and Ciaran were all involved in try scoring moves.

In such a short game, sometimes it likely some of the players will more be active in attack. However in the practice I was glad to see all the players getting involved, moving the ball amongst themselves effectively.

In the maelstrom of the U8 game I might have missed a name for a try. Please tell me if so.

I am going to compose reports for the Under 8s this week and will post when to email to get them.

In the meantime my thanks go to Lyndon for refereeing the U8s game, Mike and Adrian for running the show from the sideline.

For U7's: Rob and Alex did a great job.

More later.



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