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Penallta RFC | Under 11s 5 - 60 RTB (Ebbw Vale) RFC | Under 11s

Match Report
26 September 2016 / Team News

Penalta Festival - Steelers lose out on try count.


RTB Steelers under 11's were deemed to be unnofficial runners up as 'Team of the day' to Cowbridge at the Penallta festival, the runners up slot was determined on a result of try count deficit, whereby both teams had identical points scores, however Cowbridge had more tries on the board.

Such decisions are always controversial, however rules are rules and the group done very well to draw with the very impressive Cowbridge unit 0-0, the intensity and physicality in this game belied the age of the children competing, indeed mothers were wincing at some of the challenges that were being put in by both teams.
Within the first month of the season, we have faced Cowbridge on three occassions, winning one, losing one and drawing one, with a try count of 2 tries a piece the total from these games, so it can be seen that we compete against opposition from other regions very well and the team from Cardiff is amongst the best in our age grade. Styles of rugby vary, the Cowbridge side play a very expansive game, where the Steelers play a typical Gwent rugby style, being more direct.


The games against Oakdale and Whiteheads were both well contested, however greater experience in the ruck area proved decisive in the Steelers gaining victories, great displays from Cameron Boulter, Mason Lewis, Johann Francis and Thomas Chaffey were evident in these games.


That set up the final group contest versus an Aberdare side, who showed great flair in their group games. Aberdare proved a tough nut to crack and their defence held firm until the final quater of the game and eventually succumbed after repeated attacks on their try line. RTB went on to win 15 points to 5.
The group performed well and as always, are a credit to all familes that dedicate so much time.

Sqaud today was:Jamie Reynolds, Liam Price, Cameron Boulter, Leon Williams, Mason Lewis, Josh Hathway, Max Gregory, Dylan Edwards, Lewis Prendergast, Ryan Dennington, Charlie Birch, Johann Francis, Owen Jones, Thom Chaffey, Josh Davies, Mitch Parker.
 

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