Yr 8 Rugby vs Millfield
The year 8 rugby team put in a commanding performance against Millfield prep school. With a number of boys attending training and working hard in lessons, competition for places was high. Hugh Sexey were able to pick a powerful side with dominant ball carriers in the pack and three quarters. This was coupled with good decision makers across the park and players happy to do the hard, often unseen work off the ball. Joel, Kenny, Ben and Luc had stand out games. The hard work and crisp execution of the other players allowed these boys to get on the front foot and run in a number of impressive tries. Jacob, George, Henry and Louis also had good games in the backs. Often having to take the ball into traffic but always recycling quickly to allow the game to flow from phase to phase. The half back pairing of Will and Ollie impressed throughout. Ollie arranged his carriers very well and constantly helped put Hugh Sexey in good attacking positions. Will played very flat to the gain line and showed a good ability to play the ball late to the players running into space. As Millfield grew into the game, Hugh Sexey had to work harder to get scores and it was pleasing to see forwards and backs linking well across the park. This was supported by the excellent work of Kyle, Henry and Charlie throughout. These players were always on hand to clear ruck, make tackles and take the ball forward. You can not over emphasise the value that gives to a rugby team. Overall it was a very encouraging first performance and the boys should be very proud.
Thanks to the Millfield players, coaches and parents for a great game.