Towcester RFC welcomed Buzzards U12s for the first time in 3 seasons. With the teams having previously played earlier in the season in the final of the Buckingham Festival it was clear all players were ready for this fixture. From the outset Towcester showed a level of intensity and physicalityt hat they maintained throughout the match pinning Buzzards into their own half testing the defensive line time and time again. Buzzards responded well,putting their bodies on the line, seeking to nullify the waves of attacks from Towcester. It took repeated attacks and some clever inter-play for Towcester to breach the Buzzard defence.
Towcester are unbeaten this season and it was clear to see why through the way they are set up and the style of rugby they play, allowing them a high level of ball retention, giving little time for the opposition to settle or get organised. As part of a consistent theme throughout this season, Buzzards took a large squad on the road and the coaches rang the changes throughout the match ensuring good playing time for all players.
Credit must go to the boys who stuck to the task in hand and if anything responded well to the demands of Head Coach Harry Charter and the coaching team who urged them to up the work rate to stay in the match and compete with the Towcester across the pitch.The third and fourth quarters showed that the boys had more in the tank. Whilst Lewis Jeans scored Buzzards only try of the day, it’s worth noting that Ben Rogers, Finlay Rodger, James Crook, Jack Charter, Billy Quinn, Charlie Rumens, Alex Cartwright, Harry Puma,William Perkins, William McAndrew, Issac Bradford, Ben Oakes, George Linney, Billy Taylor, Harrison Debbage-Price, Charlie Jones & Edward Halsey all had to put in a huge defensive shift.
This coming Sunday Buzzards host St Albans in the last fixture of the 2018 calendar.