England might want to look over here!
By Neil Maciver
U10s played best rugby yet
It was a great honour to step in and help out the U10 coaches for a half-term fixture. Big boots to fill with high standards from JC and Oli.
I was so impressed with the quality of the play that I felt I'd write a few lines about Amos and his team. What a performance, incredible and such a tremendous team effort. Caldy were strong, their boys were a great bunch of lads and all 3 games were played in the true spirit of the game but Whitchurch just didn't allow them to play or get going. When we had the ball - we were dangerous, when we were defending - we were applying pressure to force the turnover. Brilliant!
The squad was split between Mark (Humpy) and myself (Neil) and I witnessed a display of determination and accurate rugby skills that ensured we broke down their defences, created opportunities, won turnover ball and put together a series of phase play that would be usually seen on TV.
Amos (captain) led right from the front but everyone tackled, ran, passed, rucked, mauled, linked and yes we had a Sonny Bill Williams offload to score a super try and cap off a splendid day. Half-term meant we were down on numbers and Caldy very kindly lent us a player for all 3 games. The loan players played brilliantly for us and were a real credit to their squads.
Amos Devaney (capt), what a rucker and turnover specialist
Edward Bell, strong running and 2 brilliant tries
Callum Harker, has the hall marks of a flanker, loves getting hold of the ball, tackling and taking the game to them
Joe Huxley, always can be trusted to get that tackle in and apply pressure
Tom - his best game so far, tackling and strong running with the ball
Joe Morley - strong, direct and fast running, blink and he's gone
Douglas Maciver - loves getting over that line and shaking those hips
Thank you Caldy for hosting a great day of rugby and well done boys.