U9s embrace full contact rugby

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:03 16 October 2012

Honiton RFC U12s

Honiton RFC U12s


Honiton U7s 15, Bridport U7/8s 45

This was a great team effort against an opposition which fielded an older, more experienced side for a large portion of the game, writes Ben Lee.

Charlie White scored a brace of tries coupled with excellent running and tagging to earn him the Man of the Match. The move of the match saw Finlay Lashbrook go on a mazy run from deep in his own half, running through to score a well earned try.

HRFC U9s 50, Bridport U9s 25

The U9s entered the brave new world of full contact rugby. A strong defensive performance by Honiton led by Osian Owen forced numerous turnovers from the opposition.

This, combined with a superior passing game, enabled Man of the Match Joe Evans to run in eight tries; River Liesk and Osian Owen also crossed for one each.

HRFC U9s 20, Bridport U9s 5

The second game also started positively with Tim Goody grabbing a first- half hat-trick and the tireless Joshua Giles and Cameron Pegg supporting Man of the Match, the hard-tackling Brodie Drinkwater, in defence. The second half saw both teams cancel each other out and Tim was only able to add one more score while Bridport replied with one of their own.

HRFC U10s v Bridport U10s

Honiton were out played by a well- drilled and skilful Bridport side and, despite some good tackling the visitors kept getting over the try line to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Man of the Match went to Toby Barber for his defending and consistent tackling. Plenty to work on but good things to come.

HRFC Raptors v Bridport U11s

Honiton showed a new sense of organisation and discipline in their opening game, with a strong emphasis on supporting each other and team work. An excellent performance from Rhys Phillips, scoring three tries and setting up a fourth for Jake Williams. New winger Dominic had a great first game for Honiton and Sam Webb was fearless in tackling throughout the entire game. Man of the Match went to Owen Willis.

Honiton Musketeers 49 , Bridport U12s 5

The Musketeers’ first game of the season saw them put Bridport to the sword, with a fine display of flowing rugby. The pack were dominant in the lineouts and solid at the scrums.

Honiton were able to keep Bridport down to one try and managed to score seven of their own, all converted.

Try scorers were Daniel Phillips, 3, Wright, 2, Levy and Moran. Man of the Match went to second row Phillips whose straight aggressive running saw him run in a hat-trick of tries.

HRFC U13s v Totnes U13s

Honiton had a torrid time against an extremely slick passing and tight Totnes side, despite some fine kicking from Sam Phillips and some phenomenal tackling out wide from Harry Todd.

They could not make any headway into the game. Short on subs and several injuries later in the game saw them reduced to 14 men to add insult to injury.

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