U9B/U8 v Loretto Nippers
Wednesday 22nd September
The St. Mary's U8 squad of Hector, Arthur, Charles, Hugo and Sholto emerged victorious from their very first rugby match in a thrilling encounter on the Bottom Field.
Captain Charles won the toss and electing to start with the ball and the Fantastic Form 3 Five flew into the fray to set about the visitors with some lovely passing and angled runs.
These boys have pace to burn and good positioning and this combination of tactical nous and athleticism soon had them spinning the ball through the hands and working it through gaps like Fiji.
In defence, they harried and hectored the Loretto attackers with some smart touches and forced a number of turnovers as the visitors sought to offload before the tackle. Sholto and Arthur proved to be stalwarts in defence and really shored up the middle of the field.
In attack, Hugo, Hector and Captain Charles ran in a number of super tries to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Overall, it was a most encouraging start to the season. Loretto proved to be tough opponents who stuck to the task from first to last.
Final Score: St. Mary's U8 beat Loretto Nippers U8