14A match report against RBHS
The U14A team went into Saturday’s game determined to build on a good performance against Bishops the previous weekend. We knew Rondebosch would bring huge physicality at the breakdown and were determined to meet them and match them in this regard. The game would ultimately be won up front and to this end the boys delivered.
We bucked our recent trend and started extremely well with Jason Weber scoring a brilliant individual try. He collected a wayward Bosch kick and beat three would-be defenders before dotting down under the posts. We led 7 – 0. To the hosts credit they bossed the next ten minutes in terms of ball possession but made very little headway against our well organised defence. Once we started to gain some ball of our own we made better use of the possession with Weber scoring another good team try. As we gained the ascendancy our forward runners were able to make big inroads and gradually we took the game away from our opponents. We scored two more tries through our hardworking pack and we were 28 – 0 up at halftime.
The second half was a relatively scrappy affair. We camped in the Rondebosch half for sustained periods, but appeared to be trying too hard to create opportunities rather than sticking to the tried and tested pattern and structure that had served us so well in the first half. Jason Weber, however, was able to complete his hat-trick through another outstanding individual try down the left hand touchline. Ultimately Bosch pulled back one try in the final play of the game and the final score was 35 – 5 to the visitors.
While the boys can be proud of their first half display we need to continue to attempt to deliver the ‘complete’ performance and must do our utmost to keep playing to our optimum level throughout the full 50 minutes. Paarl Gim visits us this weekend and the boys will taste another stern test of their character of which I am positive they will rise to the occasion.