Here are a few match reports from each of the teams:
U8 A & B
There were some fantastic tries scored by both teams in the U8A and B team fixtures. The boys showed excellent evasion skills and worked extremely hard in defence. Overall, two great games of rugby!
U9 A & B
With the first game of full contact for this hugely talented U9 year group, there was a lot of nerves and excitement to be seen from all involved.
The B team kicked of the season with a superb win in a very high scoring match, it was evident to see the boys liked running with the ball rather than trying to defend! Some strong running from T. Lewis, S. Garritt-Critchley and H. Boswell, combined with low, scything tackles from S. Ilsley, K. Sekhon and J. Shepherd made for a solid first performance for the QEGS machine.
Next it was the turn of the A team. With J. Akintolu leading as captain from the front, the boys had too much for RGS, scoring some very good tries and managing to defend their line after a few minutes of pressure. A very promising start from the U9 teams. A long way to go and a lot to work on, but for a first game of contact rugby the boys showed some real promise.
U10 A & B
Both matches were hard fought and very competitive. The QEGS defence was very impressive, with the boys displaying some ferocious tackling, this is what proved to be the difference between the teams and for both QEGS teams to win the matches.
U11A & B
The B team kicked off first and proceeded to have a great battle with RGS B team. With both teams throwing everything at each other, but being unable to get across the try line. In the final few minutes of the games the QEGS boys broke the deadlock and scored a couple of tries to win the game.
In the A team fixture, RGS dominated the first half, through some slick handling and silky running. The porous QEGS defensive further helped RGS dominate the half, leading to a 0 - 4 score at half time. Playing down the hill in the second half QEGS scored straight off the kick off, which helped to lift spirits. RGS hit straight back with a fantastically worked try. After this QEGS took control of the game, with strong running and much improved contact skills on show. These improvements lead to QEGS coming back and winning narrowly in the end. Two fantastic games of school boy rugby.
Well done to all the players.
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