Wendens rugby round up
15:50 30 January 2014
Wendens rugby round up
Away to arch rivals Newmarket in filthy weather but high spirits. We played two games fitting 18 lads into the team throughout, all of them playing their best rugby of the season against strong opposition.
From kick off Wendens showed their intent, up fast and strong, driving the home team backwards, leading to a try from an excellent break by Alex Keys after two minutes. Domination continued, the forwards fast to the breakdown and supplying clean ball for the backs to work.
A second try followed after a weaving run from Harry Mitchell confounded the defence. In the second game it was scoreless at half time, a good even contest, then Newmarket worked a good try shortly after half time. Wendens kept their cool, regained control though the forwards and scored two similar tries from blind side breaks by Matt Saville-Stones and Alex keys.
Thomas Powell won Man of the Match for an outstanding all round fly half performance. Well done to all the boys.
The U12s played two games against Newmarket. Both games were played in good spirits by both sides, but Wendens dominated in just about every area, despite some good ball handling by the home side. The first game was won 15:0, with tries from Jarno Longaretti and Alex Albright. In the second game, the U12s upped the tempo and Newmarket couldn’t keep up.
Several tries by Longaretti and Albright, the two exceptional performances in a great all round team effort, were added to by a late try from Max Luxford to finish at 35:5.
Wendens played 3 games in increasingly foul weather. Game 1 was lost 6-2. In game 2 the fight returned and the boys played their best game of the season, winning 6-5. Game 3 ended in a well deserved 6-6 draw. Player of the week was Sam Taylor with a superb running and tackling display.
Twenty-one Wendens Under 8’s visited Newmarket on a wet and windy Sunday. Braving the cold and the rain all three teams managed to win the nine games played.
A fine display of running rugby and high intensity tagging meant that it was not just rain that Newmarket had to contend with. All games were played in a great spirit with notable performances from Ben Rae, Ben Mark, Cameron Barnes, Joe Dunlop, Barty Tozer and Louis Nichols.