Wendens Ambo rugby round up

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
8:38 AM

Wendens Ambo rugby round up

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Wendens hosted Cambridge and played two games.

The first one Cambridge won 2-0. Both teams played open, running rugby. Cambridge were quick to close down Wendens in defence, while Wendens were slow to the breakdown where Cambridge won the ball and used great speed in their backs to gain ground and score two excellent tries.

Olly Keys was awarded man-of-the-match for his high work rate in the second row.

In the second game Wendens won 4-0, Fraser Murray powering over with two tries, Hunter White and Thomas Powell also scoring. Wendens forwards dominated the game, faster to the breakdown and more aggressive in winning quick ball, notably White and Olly Morgan, allowing the backs space to pass out wide and stretch the play.

Alex Keys won man-of-the-match for his excellent game control and distribution at scrum half to Powell at stand-off, taking the ball at pace and setting up the backs for some fantastic open, flowing passing moves.


The Super 12s met with Cottenham at Ely for a three-way fixture, with eight of the team playing for Cottenham to make up their numbers.

The first game saw the Super 12s victorious against Ely 12-7, with tries from Ollie Haxton and John Williams. The game against Cottenham was closer. Tries from Jack Stanton Stock, Harry Kaemer and Adam Oakey helped them to a19-14 win, despite tries from Luke Miley and Max Luxford, Super 12s player playing for Cottenham.


Wendens were quickly under way against Cottenham using their passing skills to move the ball down the line from one side of the pitch to the other, and it wasn’t long before the tries started coming – Joe Quinn, Henry Wiseman (2), Oliver Rogers, Joseph Gregory and William Butterworth all went over.

At half time the whole side was changed, and conceded three tries early on. The team soon realised that getting up early at the kick off and tackling in packs was working to give them plenty of ball and the tries started coming. Archie Morgan, Ben Wiseman (4) and Joe Davis (2) all scored tries thus winning the game 13 tries to 3.

The players who played the first half of the first match came on again for the first half of the second match and carried on where they left off. There were tries from Sam Scott-Priestley (2), Joe Quinn, Oliver Rae, Henry Wiseman (2) and Arthur Denison-Smith.

At half time the teams were switched and the score kept increasing with tries from Archie Morgan and Joe Davis winning the game 9 tries to 0.


Wendens U9s played two games, going down 10-6 in both against a hard tackling Cottenham side. In the first game the Wendens defence was outstanding with Douglas Burns, Charlie Riley-Orme and John Rowson knocking players down time and again. A couple of excellent jinking runs from new player Sonny Holland got the crowd cheering. Tries from George Glasson, Sam Taylor, Thomas Livesey, Robbie Kew, Douglas Burns and John Rowson. Man-of-the-match was Thomas Livesey.


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