Another good win for the boys. The scores are indicating that we haven’t reached the level of opposition we want to yet. There are definitely harder fixtures in the diary that hopefully will challenge the boys.
The boys were allowed to play the free flowing rugby that we are teaching them on Sunday. It took almost 10 minutes to score as the boys seemed to be a bit sleepy or finding their feet against the opposition. Again we had some weird ref decisions throughout the game with 2 yellow cards, but mostly it was fair and consistent, allowing our boys to get into a rhythm and play their fast and attacking style.
Most of the points were scored in the 2nd half. A brief discussion with the boys at half time to ask them take control of the game and hammer it home. And geez didn’t they do that well? The opposition in the 2nd half wouldn’t have had more than 5 minutes possession. The team protected possession perfectly and dictated play. You cant win the game if you don’t have the football. Its an absolute pleasure coaching these lads as they respond so well and quickly to instructions and encouragement.
The best part about this game was that ALL the players played so well together and played as one unit and 15 a-side rugby. They are beginning to trust in each others abilities, encouraging each other to play very high quality rugby and back each other up. Paramount coaching advice, and you can see it from the sidelines.
- Team Work and encouragement
- Protection and possession
- Ruthlessness in driving home their advantage
Things to improve:
- Pop passes
- Infringing (Penalties)
- Training the multiple waves of support
Hearing the oooh’s and aaah’s coming from the spectators, including the opposition parents. Even though they didn’t want to see their boys go down by more than 50+ points, they were very appreciative of the quality and style provided by the Cavaliers.
Play of the Day:
The first try was unbelievable! It started just out of the Cavaliers 22, and literally hit at least 12-14 set of hands before going over. Quick hands, draw and passes, clear outs, pops and waves of support – it had everything that we’ve been teaching them all rolled into one play. It was sublime and impossible to stop. The All Blacks would have been proud of that one. Then seeing the opposition parents with their jaws hanging on the ground. Most satisfying.
|September 17, 2017||11:00 am||2017-2018|
|4||Harvey Hays||Second Row|
|5||Oskar Hicks||Second Row|
|6||Adam Southern||Blindside Flanker|
|6||Alfie Wainscoat||Blindside Flanker|
|7||Ric Haynes||Openside Flanker|
|8||Jay Hinton||Number Eight|
|9||Joel Andrews||Scrum Half|
|9||Archie Anscombe||Scrum Half|
|12||Charlie Jackman||Inside Center|
|13||James Carter||Outside Center|
|13||Tom Wharton||Outside Center|