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Woodbridge – 26 v Saffron Walden – 0
Holt – 0 v Saffron Walden – 0
Woodbridge – 45 v Holt – 5
A really good day of rugby with our opponents making a great effort to travel long distances to come and give us a game. The U14’s parents did an excellent job of running the BBQ and there was a bit of a festival party atmosphere, with the parents from all three teams enjoying each others company, beer and burgers.
Woodbridge started the day with a game against a really spirited Saffron Walden team who initially met our up front muscle, but were eventually worn down by some excellent forward work, with the boys working their PODS to great effect and the opening score being by a forward was no surprise with David crashing over near the posts.
The SW backs were excellent at stopping our line breaks so it was back to the forwards again to mount wave after wave of attacks down the centre of the pitch for Tom to score.
After that, with the steam taken out of SW the boys scored another forward try through Ollie Waldron and then a blistering line break by Alex for another.
3 Conversions by Theo.
Then we all watched some excellent & entertaining rugby from Holt v SW which ended in a draw which was probably the fairest outcome.
In the final game v Holt the boys came out strong but didn’t quite gel together enough and let Holt in for a try, that said the Holt backs deserved that try with some great inter passing and confident attacking running.
But in the end our big forwards outmatched their opposite numbers and our backs provided a great display of their running prowess and passing skills to notch up 6 tries for the backs (Alex 2, Dom 2, Harry & Guy) to just one from the forwards (Toby).
A great day for Woodbridge U14’s with 71 points scored in 50 minutes of rugby.
U15s lost 7 to 5 against N W, won 29 to 7 Saffron Walden
One of our squad, Toby Risebrow has just had trials for England under 16s.
A good number of players and supporters stayed at the club to watch England France game
YM scored the first couple of tries in the first 10 minutes, as they grabbed all the ball and then smashed it down the midfield with their two huge centres. Fortunately for us the rest of the game was very different. After the 2nd try, our forwards stepped up to the challenge of taking the ball off them by counter-rucking and tackling aggressively to force mistakes and turnovers. While the backs remembered that if you tackle low, big guys fall down really hard – it’s not always easy to find the courage to commit to the tackle, but it is so much easier than bouncing off a big guy’s chest.
Once we had the ball, we saw typically brilliant Woodbridge rugby. Forwards driving in 2 or 3 phases in pods to suck in the defence, then the backs (ably assisted by the forwards) ran YM ragged by committing and giving before contact, keeping the ball alive and leaving the defence in tatters. 3 tries before half time and at least 3 more in the 2nd half. While all credit to a less experienced YM who stuck at their guns to score again and make a great game of it. All played in a great spirit.
Men of the match were captain Barnaby (who was all over the pitch harassing their forwards and turning the ball over) and Henry (who was masterful in his decision making at fly-half, fearless in the tackle and sold a superbly outrageous dummy to step inside and behind his opposite number before stepping back out and feed the outside backs). And a special mention to Brendan (who used his strength to great effect at the heart of the fiercest contests) and Josh (who scored a great try in his first competitive match for Woodbridge).
Both sides were delighted to be back playing each other again after a season off and will be looking forward to next season’s fixtures.
My name is Bronwyn and I’m a part of Bury St Edmunds rugby club. This year I’m in charge of running the ladies division in our annual sevens event on Sunday the 3rd of May. The event is really well established with over 3,000 people attending. This year will be the 2nd year the ladies take part and we’re hoping to showcase some of the local talent in front of the crowd. This is where I’m hoping you guys will come in. At the moment we have 5 teams confirmed and we’re hoping to make it an 8 team event. Please have a look at the attachments and drop me an email if you think your ladies would be interested in showing off some of their stuff!! Click the poster for the Application Form.