Monday, 12 October 2009

Match v Dunant

On our first rainy morning of rugy, 11 boys turned up early for training and worked very hard under the watchful eye of Mike Morgan. He was certainly impressed by the effort and application shown.

Another 11, plus a hasty subsitution of Keiran, took the field against Dunvant. They are an improving side, with big forwards and no lack of heart.

An early try by Rhys C, who dived over the wrong try line to start with, was soon wiped out by a Dunvant score. Captain Cam rallied the troops, fiercely tackling any schoolmate who came his way.

However good rucking lead to more pressure and another try. A couple of kick offs led to more good runs and the Crusaders turned around at half time comfortably in the lead.

Team talks galvanised troops and Dunvant were back in force. However, with Brad, Zach and Josh taking the ball forward, the Crusaders just had the edge. Rhys D went over, as did Zach and Brad.

Jack was skipping through gaps, Connor and Keiran wrestling in the contact area, Thomas P making tackles, Harry showing his good form of late and James Parker drove into their biggest player.

At the end Dunvant drove over for the final try, reward for their efforts.

For the record, despite plenty of advice from all quarters, we only made one of our conversions (well done Zach).

The Dunvant coaches (Kevin and Anthony) and team were excellent company and we wish them well for the rest of the season.

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