School Sport: Marshalls Park win rugby derby
PUBLISHED: 09:30 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:30 24 November 2015
Marshalls Park 22 Redden Court 12
Marshalls Park came out on top against their rugby rivals in their first league fixture of the season.
A few students were unable to play which left the team with some newer members of the squad, but Mowle and LeBeau showed good awareness and adapted quickly to the game, fitting in well with the rest of the team.
After some great possession, gradually bringing the ball up the pitch through wing Barnard, Marshalls seemed set to score, but it wasn’t to be, with some outstanding defending on the line by Redden Court, as the ball was knocked on for a scrum.
Redden Court won their scrum and kicked the ball clear, but captain Brooker was calm and collected the ball straight from the kick and ran it back in for Winney to score the first try.
Redden Court were quick to respond and a particularly speedy player scored both their tries, outpacing the Marshalls team to score out wide and then under the posts.
At half time a change in the Marshalls scrum brought on Mowle, whose strength helped them to not only hook their ball, but also Mennear was winning Redden Court’s scrum.
McClenaghan and Cunningham paired up well at centre, showing good play when taking the ball in and also offloading to Jones who threw the odd dummy and was able to make good ground.
Coach Miss Whitley said: “I was extremely pleased with the team’s performance, they showed a far more disciplined approach and a great understanding of the rules.
“Man of the match Kuzsel stood out for his sheer strength and dominant running and impressive performance in the scrums.”
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