St Marys College 32 Sirius Academy North 0
The Year 7 Boys started their Sirius Academy North rugby career against a very athletic St Marys side, who had many rugby players in their squad, which played a massive part in the scoreline. However, credit must go to all the boys who represented Sirius North, as they never gave up. The scoreline was held at 0 – 0 for the first ten minutes of the game, with Sirius North working extremely hard in defence in their own half. Sirius did not look after the ball well enough and ended up giving the talented St Marys side lots of opportunities near the Sirius try line, and it was only a matter of time for them to capitalise on this. Half backs Finley and Nolan were trying everything to give Sirius some direction, but there was no way through the St Marys defence. The stand out performer in the first half for Sirius was forward Kasper, who ran onto the ball well and made some great yards forward, he also looked after St Marys biggest forward, as he made some fantastic one on one tackles, showing real strength and determination. St Marys ran in three tries to make the halftime score 16 – 0 in their favour.
The second half saw Sirius start to tire and there were lots of gaps in the defensive line, which St Marys took full advantage of as their speedy, athletic centre scored 3 tries of his own to make the score 32 – 0. Sirius continued to work hard, with hooker Blane running from dummy half more and causing St Marys some problems. The forwards from Sirius were willing runner’s to take the ball in, but were in effective due to them not running onto the ball, something we will definitely be working on in training. Fullback Jack showed his qualities, as he got more involved in the attack but also made some superb last-ditch tackles, making him the stand out performer of the second half.
Please congratulate the boys on their efforts. It’s fantastic to see so many Year 7 boys down at training, and we will continue to improve with each training session and game. Considering we only have two boys in the squad that play rugby outside of school, there was some real positives to come out of the game, as well as some real potential.
Training will be on Friday after school, with their next game at home on Tuesday, when they take on Kingswood, 4pm KO for any staff that would like to come out and support the boys.
A massive thank you to Miss Mills who has support the boys in all their training sessions and at the match, your help is much appreciated.
Please congratulate the squad on the commitment and effort.