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The boys head off to the County Rugby Final

I'm lead to believe by those that were there, that the second half of our U14 County Rugby semi final match against Tollbar Academy was very much on a par with our performance against Queen Elizabeth High School in the last round; full on commitment by every player and showing excellent technique  and 'savi' at the breakdown area.

 I would say that we were in patches like the England of old, giving away, in the words of Brian Moore 'dull penalties', that just put Tollbar back in possession and made life extra hard for ourselves.  We did open the scoring with a Vunipola style run from Logan Watt 15m out from the opposition line; they just couldn't handle him.  Fortunately he didn't hurt his ankle in doing so.  Jasper missed a difficult conversion from wide out.  It was the only one he did miss in the whole game. Jago Onians increased the score by dancing round defenders from the wing, which made the score 12-0 at half time.

An early try and kick from Jasper Nilssen should really have sealed the game, but all credit to Tollbar, they kept coming and scored soon after.  They were unlucky not to have bagged a brace when their number 12 broke through some poor tackles only to knock the ball on in an attempt to stretch out for the white wash.  That seemed to send a wake up call to the boys and the really dominated the next 10 minutes seeing George Shepherd and finally Taylor Anderson run in two more tries.  Final score 33 - 5 Priory.

So, the boys now play the winners of the south of county final at a date and venue to be arranged.  I don't at this stage know who it will be.

Please congratulate the boys if you see them around school.  The were genuinely a credit in every way, on the coach, in the changing rooms on the pitch.  If I had to single out a player of the match, it would probably be Logan 'Billy Vunipola' Watt. 

Mr P Brazinskas

    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln