Rugby: Stanford Rugby round-up

Stanford U16s romp to victory

Stanford u16s away to Hackney Bulls – win 12 -76

Stanford under 16s travelled to Hackney Bulls on Sunday morning for their latest test. Travelling with a flat 15, Stanford may have feared the worst especially after being reduced to just 14 very early on in the game. A strong bonded team, the Stanford players held it together and despite the extra man against them moved the ball and kept possession extremely well. Stanford played some excellent rugby and the great team work saw them run out easy winners the final score was 12 – 76. Stanford’s scorers were Nathan Hawkes (Five) Adam Lakey (two) Jack Cochrane, Harry Taylor and Jamie Reason. Harry Taylor converted (eight).

Stanford u15s home to Medway – loss 7 – 37

Stanford under 15s welcomed for the first time Medway RFC to the rec. Medway came with a strong squad of 30 for the friendly and both teams agreed to play 3 periods to ensure all players got on the pitch and to allow the coaches to try out some positional changes. The game was played in great spirit and the packs were very evenly matched. Medway’s back line was the real difference and it took Stanford a long time to contain the fast moving runners. Medway were the eventual deserved winners but everyone agreed that the game was a pleasure to watch. Final score 7 – 37. Stanford’s try scorer was Jamie Wooffitt (two) with Joe Duligall converting (one). Stanford’s Forward of the match was Harvey Cassidy and Backs man of the match was Joe Duligall both awarded by the Medway coaches.

Stanford u14s home to Medway – win 33 – 27

Stanford u14s had a true battle on their hands when they hosted Medway at the rec this weekend. The two teams battle for dominance in the set plays and if not for the hard tackling and pressure defence from the Stanford players Medway may well have taken the spoils. At the end of the game a huge cheer went up from the crowd not just for the Stanford winners but also for Medway in appreciation of the match they had just witnessed final score 33 – 27.

Stanford’s try scorers were; George Whalley (two) Mark-David Ikhifa, Joe Moran and JJ all getting one a piece. Mark-David Ikhifa added 4 conversions.

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