The year so far and the next adventure
16 sep, 09:45 2 kommentarer
Hello to all
So to dive right in straight away we are 16 wins and 1 loss for the season so far. The loss came on our trip to Italy, however, we won the tournament by a points difference.
The Italian trip for the players was something special. The hosting parents were marvellous. They really took care of our young men. The games came thick and fast and Exiles P16 excelled against established opposition. 2 wins and 1 loss was a fantastic result for the lads. A huge thanks must go to the receiving club Rivoli Rugby Club.
The English trip took us to Cambridge. The town of Royston was our destination for our match. We had to play the new Rules of tackling.
This did not deter our players as we had already introduced this technique into our training session at the start of the year. The game was a good test for us in defending Exiles P16 with so much courage and determination saw us wear down the offence. The lads got their victory and it was great to see all the players interacting after the game laughing and joking together in true rugby fashion.
On the home front, we lead the district table. We hit the ground running at the start of the competition with wins over our local rivals. Our local rivals are now giving us more competition and that is only good for us and for the good of rugby in our region.
This time next week we will be competing in the USM This is our annual national competition. We have the preparation done we know the game plan. So when I write again we hope that we may have a handful of gold medals in our hands.
I just want to say from us coaches what a pleasure this year it is to train the lads.
You must be very proud parents of what your young men have achieved so far this season. They know they are not there yet and we have one more weekend to overcome.
I would like also to take this opportunity to thank Mari Hall she has helped the lads this year with breathing techniques and calmness which is very apparent through our games.
I will be back again after the USM with the results of the competition.