Old Ruts – 5 vs London Irish U13B – 20
Patrick Hanlon writes:
U13 B squad played a highly competitive match away at Old Ruts at Merton in their opening game of the Surrey League. As two sides who had never played before the initial exchanges showed that Old Ruts had a strong forward line but could be exploited using the full width of the larger pitches of youth rugby. An early try for winger Enrique after a prolonged period of pressure and dominance was well deserved by Irish. Old Ruts responded with some quick handling and good passing lines to level the scores before captain Michael put Irish ahead 10-5 at the break with an opportunistic scrum-half pick and go move through a gap in the Ruts defensive line.
After the break, it was all Irish with some ferocious tackling and rucking from our Forwards and as the Backs grew in confidence, they began to move the ball in some flowing and expansive rugby. A third try came from Enrique and with 5 minutes to play, a fourth and bonus point try from Right-Winger Danny. A great team performance to kick-off the season with a strong win, played in a disciplined and committed fashion. Roll-on Old Wimbledon warriors at home next Sunday!