Bridgewater under 10s had never played as a team in a full blown rugby match before. By the end of the afternoon at Merchant Taylor’s School they had managed to turn many heads from large rugby playing schools around the North of England with their skill, team work, controlled aggression and game plan.
The first match against Birkenhead Grammar was an example of what was to come from this impressive team. Led by the irrepressible Oscar the team stormed to an early lead with a try from Mason. Further tries from Oscar, Jacob and Oliver led to an amazing 7-1 victory.
The second match was a little closer with Scarisbrick Hall having a star player who was as wide as he was tall! Yet again though the Bridgewater team outran their opponents with impressive tries from Jensen, Keane, Oscar and Jacob leading to a 5-2 victory.
Bridgewater had won their group and would have Stockport Grammar in the final play-off.
The 4 more experienced boys in the team had led the way so far but the final was the time when Sam, Henry, Mason, Oliver and Harrison came to the fore all scoring impressive tries and smashing some text book tackles.
Mr. Rooney is already looking for more fixtures for this impressive team. Thanks to the wonderful support from the parents who attended and Mr. Rooney Jnr. for his voluntary technical assistance.