Girls Rugby Super Stars

In only their second competitive fixture, the U15 girls’ team displayed at times some text book rugby as they competed in a tournament against strong opposition from the South West Herts region.

The squad have worked hard in training on identifying space on the pitch when in attack and being both aggressive and disruptive to contest possession in defence.
The squad is a mix of several club players and new comers to the game but since commencing training in late September their understanding of the game has made impressive progress.

The tournament saw them start with a 2 tries to 1 victory over Tring School with the scores coming from Abi Edwards and Grace Barrett using her speed to touch down in the corner.

A 4 tries to 1 victory over Roundwood Park followed with both Abi and Grace scoring again and Alice Godfrey and Kerry Colclough getting on the score sheet.

The victory over Adeyfield 5-2, with Amelie Silver, Georgie Christophorou scoring their first tries in the tournament, Grace scoring again and Kerry scoring twice was a dominant display. The girls played some of their most expansive rugby in this game as confidence grew in possession of the ball.

This set up a final match against Longdean who had also been dominant in their previous matches.

Yet the team started in confident mood and prolonged pressure on the opposition try line eventually resulted in an opportunistic score for Abi as the half way point approached. The girls were required to up their defensive game as Longdean applied pressure but their ability to choose the right moment to compete at the breakdown and effect the turnover served them well and eventually gave the opportunity to Elizabeth Nickless to break through a seal the victory with her first and the team’s second try.

A fantastic afternoon of rugby, our thanks to Adeyfield school for their hospitality and now we look forward to more opportunities for this team to display their outstanding skills. We hope to enter the girls in the Rosslyn Park National Sevens Competition in March.



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