YOUTH RUGBY: Mobbs delight for Daventry Under-10s

editorial image

Daventry Under 10s produced an awesome morning of Rugby to reach the finals of the regional Mobbs tournament.

The coaches took a 13 man squad, containing the core of last season’s squad and four new players that have blossomed this season.

The squad was as follows: Korben, Ewan, Iwan, Joe, Max, Will, Liam, Isaac, Andrew, Taylor, Jack, Regan, Luke.

The Blacks won all three of their pool games scoring 13 tries and conceding just one.

The level of rugby was superb, the Blacks tackled well, their aggression in defence was brilliant and their attacking game was full of pace with Joe and Max in outstanding form.

It was a real 13-man squad effort from start to finish, and everyone played their part and did a great job.

From the coaches’ perspective, this was a superb morning and to see the boys so enthusiastic and playing with such energy made all three coaches very proud.

This week the players will look to continue the improvement as theu have a training session.

Under 16s

Daventry Under-16s The travelled to Banbury, where despite losing, there were many positives to take from the game.

After three weeks without a game the squad looked forward to getting out on the pitch again.

Daventry started slowly and found themselves trailing by 14-0 within 10 minutes.

The team tried to get a grip on the game but too many mistakes, poor passing and decision making meant that was impossible and Banbury scored another converted try before Daventry began to play.

Freddie Taylor finally managed to inspire his team into action in the last 10 minutes of the first half with some forceful runs .

William Bennett went over in the corner capping a good first half performance by him, and the half-time score was 21-5 to Banbury.

The start of the second half was completely different to the first and the momentum was maintained by Daventry.

Forwards upped their work rate and were quicker to the breakdown.

Hugo Rogers maintained his high work rate throughout making tackle after tackle and catching every restart ball.

Luke Barnwell played an outstanding half and was rewarded with the first try of the second half from a short penalty, showing great strength to drive over. The second try of the half was well taken by Joe Green who was enjoying finding space and pulling the strings again.

Banbury though finished the stronger, scoring two tries in the final five minutes.