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Week 3, Term Two, 2017

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Somerset under 14’s Rugby versed All Saints Green and Blue in Round 1 and Round 2 respectively, for the APS Sport Competition. Both week’s the boys took out astounding wins. Well done to all players for showing great sportsmanship and putting in serious effort on the field.

Somerset v All Saints Green Round 1 APS Competition

2017 - W3 - T2 -  Rugby NZ Tour 2

Result: 33-10 win

Playing on the All Saints Number 1 field was a great privilege for the Under 14’s as the ground was immaculate as usual. The team started somewhat sluggishly and allowed All Saints to score a soft try through their Flyhalf. This sparked the team into action and winger Ashton Govenlock scooted down the right hand touch line to reply for the Somerset team. Jake Sherrington was always dangerous off the back of the scrum with some incisive runs and determined defending. He added his name to the score sheet twice, with one 5 pointer in each half. Other try scorers were Will Lynch and Will Barry. Callum Wilkins was accurate with the boot kicking 4 out of 5 conversions. The Under 14’s were impressive with some great work at the ruck and some good hard running which put the All Saints team on the back foot. Hooker, Josh Mills was awarded Man of the Match for his determined ball running and solid defence.

Somerset v All Saints Blue Round 2 APS Competition

Result: 34-0 win

The Under 14 team began the game against All Saints Blue where they left off last week against All Saints Green. The defence was relentless and the enthusiasm on attack was palpable. Reliable Loose Forward, Patrick Sowerby opened the scoring with a typical hard running flanker’s try close to the line. Will Barry caused havoc for the All Saints midfield on attack with his strength and speed breaking the first tackle every time. He was able to add his name to the score sheet on two occasions due in the first half thanks to his hard running. Number 8, Jake Sherrington was not to be outdone as he was brutal on defence when it mattered and equally devastating when running with ball in hand. He also added his name to the try column with a brace of his own. The last try came to Scrumhalf, Jacob Hall who darted out off the back of the ruck to score a close range try. Captain, Callum Wilkins could only add the 2 conversions as most were difficult kicks from out wide. The team played extremely well from number 1 to 19. Forwards were aggressive on attack and defence and the backs played with great width and skill. Harry Hall was named Man of the Match for his excellent defence on a much bigger opponent and his ability to release his outside backs on attack.

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