07 September 2021 / Club News

Junior rugby weekly round up 5th September

A beautiful sunny morning welcomed back the junior section to the 2021/22 rugby season. With the schools still yet to return it was a low key affair for our age groups with only a handful seeing action on the first weekend.

Our Under 9’s and Under 10’s welcomed Pontyclun to the Recreation ground and with good numbers played out some excellent matches. Weirdly it was the first time that either team had experienced contact rugby. The Under 10’s lost their introduction to contact season through the COVID pandemic and looked to make up for lost time against the traditionally strong Pontyclun outfit. Lots of smiling kids embraced the challenge and it was fantastic to see both teams playing the game with a great spirit. The Under 9’s stepped into their first game also looking to make the step up and they too thoroughly enjoyed he experience.  Both age groups have excellent numbers but will be looking to build on their squads as they progress through the season.

The Under 13’s entertained Whitchurch and with both teams short on numbers played out a game of 7’s on a reduced pitch. What resulted was a game that more resembled rugby table tennis with the ball being run from end of the pitch to the other with great frequency. An enjoyable endeavour though with both teams being able to get a run out despite the worry of small playing squads.

Excitement aplenty on the Boverton Road pitch as the Under 16’s and Cambrian played out a thrilling 27-27 draw. The visitors started the stronger romping in to a 15-0 lead through a solid display of power rugby. Llantwit struggled to get any kind of foothold in the game with Cambrian dominating possession and territory. The home side got into the game when Corey Cox capitalised on a Cambrian error to score their first try. This was followed by a fine solo effort from Dylan Marsh to bring the scores to 10-15. Another Cambrian score had them leading 22-10 at the break. Boosted by having 21 players the Llantwit side started the second half the stronger and tries by Dylan Marsh, Dexter Milburn and Jakub Jeziorski gave the home side a 27-22 lead heading in to the closing stages. Cambrian though battled until the final whistle and were rewarded with another try to level up the scores at 27-27. A sizable home crowd were treated to an excellent start for the Under 16’s who this season have merged with our remaining Under 15’s.

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