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School Sport: Redden Court’s rugby double

PUBLISHED: 15:30 26 March 2015

Local youngsters are battling it out on the rugby fields of Havering

Local youngsters are battling it out on the rugby fields of Havering

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Year nine squad show fine form

Redden Court’s year nine rugby squad enjoyed two fine wins over borough rivals recently.

They came back from being a try down at half time to beat a strong, powerful Hall Mead team 12-5.

The courageous response was led by Joseph Piercy, while Seb Williams was a joy to watch as Redden Court rallied to gain an important win before the Havering Festival.

Superb quick thinking from Williams led to the first try and Max Shepard’s aggressive and powerful play saw Redden Court pile on the pressure as Callum Francis’ kicking was as accurate as ever.

A spokesperson said: “It was an excellent performance from the team. They should be very proud of the rugby which they played.”

Redden Court followed that up with a 17-12 win over Campion in their last competitive game of the season before the borough tournament.

Captain Piercy was unavailable and a number of other players were carrying injuries or absent, which meant Williams led the team into battle.

The Harold Wood pupils went 10-0 up early in the first half after a penalty from Francis and a 60-yard run from Shepard, whose try was converted by Francis.

Campion got one try back before half-time and scored again early in the second half, with the conversion putting them 12-10 up.

But Redden Court would not lie down and, with their thoughts on many undeserved defeats and long training sessions in the cold and rain, they fought back in style to claim victory.

A spokesperson said: “The boys fought for every inch to claw their way back into the game.”


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