Minis match report 2018-2019

Mini Rugby 18th November 2018

Under 6’s

Well it was a cold one for the under 6/7s this Sunday…… Running was a little hard considering all the layers they were wearing…. Should be interesting as it gets even colder……fingers were red and cold and were stinging when the ball caught them but there was no moaning from anyone.
We can see the progress being made with offloading the ball quickly as they are being tackled. We are still working on our tagging skills but we have a number of talented little ones who can tag and run and get those trys….. Our player of the day was Emily who has battled so hard to get a try and today was able to do it… She was so happy with herself and we were proud.
Our under 6s decided to give one of our under 10 coaches a try…… They said he was ok…. He definitely put them through it though making them run a lot…. There were some tired faces at the end but the hotdog made up for that.

Both age groups enjoyed playing alongside two different teams and they were all mixed up too meaning all children got to play mixed abilities.

Under 11’s

Double header kicks off LBRFC U11’s home games.

Derby games against Dunstable & BletchleyCreativity all over the pitch from all sides

With LBRFC pitches back this week it was the perfect stage to demonstrate how far the team have developed in skills, awareness and decision making when the pressure is on. Outstanding through the middle strength and intelligent play to the wings resulted in meaningful use of the ball and epic tries.

With both Dunstable and Bletchley testing areas of the U11’s play the entire team demonstrated strong resilience whilst defending as though their pocket money depended on it! Physically LBRFC were the smaller side yet their self-organisation and teamwork eradicated the advantage and made for games that left both teams applauding one another and jogging off with smiles.

From amazing team tries to quite frankly some of the best individual play seen all season that without the support of the entire team would never happen and again the boys proved worthy to wear the team colours.

Plenty of strengths to develop and plays to recap when the team regroup at home next Sunday against Datchworth and Stockwood Park in another sure to be exciting double header.

Great to see the continued support of parents, family and friends that give the boys that extra player each week.

Speedy recovery to Sam Coppock, get well soon buddy.

Players: Arthur Page, Cameron Gell, Cormac Clancy, David Booth, Edward Jackson, Harrison Westwood, Harry Pollard, Joshua Turney, Lucas Smith, Kiki Bjelobaba, Nicholas Dyall, Oliver Street, Ryan Newbert, Sam Coppock, Sebastian Fairhead, Todd Bell, Tristan Hargreaves, Zach Short, Zane Caruana.

Under 12’s

Buzzards U12 v Dunstable & Bletchley RFC

In the first of a series of triangular fixtures this season Buzzards U12s played both Dunstable RFC and Bletchley RFC at Wright’s Meadow.

Coaches from all three sides agreed that each team would play the other in a round-robin of shortened matches.

The first match saw Buzzards take on a very physical Dunstable side who used their superior size to good effect. Buzzards competed well up front and managed to work the ball to Lewis Jeans to continue his good scoring form this season. Head coach Harry Charter spoke to the team following this match about the need to focus on a series of aspects in the subsequent games.

All the players responded fantastically well throughout the rest of the morning. In the next match against a depleted Bletchley, bolstered by some Buzzard volunteers, the team linked together well both in the forwards and backs. Lewis Jeans scored once again cutting through the opposition whilst Jack Charter showed strong running to power through for one try and then almost scored a second before unselfishly off-loading to Alex Cartwright to score. Thanks go to Louie Alexandrou, William Perkins and George Linney for playing for the Bletchley team.

In the return match against Dunstable the Buzzards team showed they had taken on board the words from their coaches. In a fiercely contested match Buzzards scored first through the quick thinking of Lewis Jeans who took advantage of a lapse in concentration from the opposition. This was followed by the try of the day started by Sacha Page deep in Buzzards territory who weaved through several players before the ball was passed through a number of sets of hands for Charlie Rumens on the wing to race down the touchline to score in the corner. Rumens nearly scored a second try towards the end of the match only for the referee to rule it out for a knock-on when grounding the ball. This was a fantastic match and players from both sides must be complimented for their attitude, competitiveness and spirit in which the game was played.

The final match of the day saw Buzzards run out against Bletchley with a number of Buzzards players in their ranks, including Finlay Rodger, Jack Charter, Billy Quinn, Charlie Rumens and Lewis Jeans. Scoring for Buzzards was Charlie Jones who showed some great lines of running cutting back in off the left wing. He nearly scored on a second occasion only to be thwarted by his own team-mates wearing the burgundy of Bletchley. Jack Charter rounded off the morning scoring for Bletchley after a typically strong run over the try line.

Next week Buzzards look forward to welcoming Datchworth and Stockwood Park RFC.