Rugby Teams Tackle Tough Opposition
08 Nov 2017
Ashby's rugby teams have experienced mixed fortunes in their first games.
Year 10s faced Kibworth School in the second round of the National Cup.
Ashby lost 60-26 although the score line didn’t reflect on how well they performed, particularly in the second half of the match. There were some stand out performances from Fred Trevelyan, Dan Churchward, Tristan Davies, Tom Lane and Harrison Kemp. Though teh loss was unfortunate, it means that the Year 10s will now be fully focused on the County Cup which starts next term.
Meanwhile, the Year 11s faced De Lisle in the first round of the County Cup.
The Year 11 side had better luck in their match where they ran out 35-15 winners. Stand out performers were captain Archie Vanes who was everywhere around the pitch as usual, along with Lee Fowkes, Alex Flynn and Ethan Grice who had some powerful games with some hard running and breaking the defensive line every time they got the ball. They can now focus on a second round cup match.
Ashby's Sixth Form team faced Robert Smythe in the group stages of the County Cup.
The Sixth Form term started off as the better of the two teams, but struggled to get a try in the first 15 minutes of the game with Robert Smythe camped near their try line.
With some luck and fortunate play from the opposition, Robert Smythe were the victors with a final score of 56-16. Like the Year 10s, the score line did not reflect how they played. Rob McCarron and Nathan Phillips showed some individual brilliance in the games. Ross Jennings, Byron Mann and Michael Burge all had phenomenal work rates by running hard line and tackling everything which got in their way. They will now look to their second group match against Welbeck.