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Year 8 Rugby Match Report


On Wednesday 18th November the Year 8 Rugby team played in the St Helens Secondary Schools RL Cup match v St Augustine’s.

The pre-match indicators for the game were not favourable, coming on the back of a Quarter Final defeat in the Champion School Competition, also we only had 11 players turn up to play (10 Year 8's and Aaron Tunstall-Muil Y7).

Through the kind permission of Thatto Heath Crusaders we had the use of their pitch at Boars Head Platt's Field for this fixture.

We made an error full start to the match and gifted St Augustine's the first try of the game. The errors continued from the restart with the ball going out on the full, which added pressure to our outnumbered defence. It wasn't until the tenth minute when Robbie Barrett made a fantastic 80m solo run, rounding their defence and straightening up, to score beneath the posts. This strong running game continued throughout the remainder of the match, with exceptional efforts from Daniel Moss, Zach McColl, Will Broderick, Aaron Tunstall-Muil, Owen Kenton, Brad Sherwood, Ellis Keppel and Robbie Barrett; who scored 4 try's in the match.

Well done to everyone involved and good luck in the next round.

The Sutton Academy 36 V 8 St Augustine's

Report by Mr Smith

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