With a near gale-force wind blowing across the pitch, the U16 XV once again secured the Leicestershire County Rugby Trophy for their age group on the 16 April. The conditions were definitely not conducive to fast, open rugby, but that is exactly what this very talented team produced in defeating Robert Smythe Academy by 34 points to 12. The first half was a close-fought contest, but after half time opportunities to land penalties were turned down in favour of open play. Backs and forwards combined brilliantly in handling movements to manufacture six magnificent tries, several from inside our own half.
This victory is the culmination of several years’ hard work which has brought continued success and the lads can now look forward to even greater competition at senior level; they are certainly up for the challenge.