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U15 girls rugby @ Hornets RFC

Yesterday the U15 girls rugby team travelled to Weston for some rugby 7s. 

First up was Churchill A who had some very skilful and very physical girls. In the first twenty seconds a big carry was stopped in its tracks by Jodi Head who put in a massive tackle to set the tone for the afternoon. Chilton however lacked some organisation and Churchill took advantage to run in some soft trys. Tiffany Onojaife scored a superb try after a powerful run, at one point running with five girls hanging onto her! Chilton lost 5-1. 

In the second game we played Churchill B who were also a powerful and well drilled team. In a tight game Chilton ended up winning 3-2 as Tiffany scored two trys and Lemuella Masunda scored a great try showing great footwork and acceleration. Some big improvements were made from the first game so that was pleasing to see. 

In the third game and with confidence growing we played Clevedon School with a team full of club players (we had one!). Clevedon scored two trys early as their two very fast players broke through the defence. However Tiffany once again powered through to score. Lemuella showed excellent footwork to step her opponent and use her pace to get to the try line. Tiffany completed the comeback and great win as she powered over the line once more despite the Clevedon player’s best attempts to hold onto her leggings! Special mention to Phoebe Hill, Morgen Palfrey and Jodi Head who really started to understand the game and put in some really big tackles against some powerful club players. 

In the fourth game it was agreed that we would mix the teams with Kings College, who had only just started playing rugby(!) but were incredibly skilful and well drilled. This was a brilliant experience for the girls as Millie Clifford made some brilliant runs with some new found confidence. Gabby Chandler got over the line and Charlotte Lazowski worked really hard and almost got herself over the line as well. Evelyn Rowland started to get into the game more as some confidence grew, which was pleasing to see. 

It was a brilliant afternoon and the girls were a pleasure to be with. I have not laughed that much at a fixture in a long time. The girls are keen to train and be ready for their tournament at Milfield in April. 

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