YOUTH RUGBY: Daventry show improvement in Buckby clash

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Daventry Under-10s hosted Long Buckby on Sunday morning.

With a squad of 16 players, both sets of coaches rotated players.

Daventry showed a marked improvement in their rucking with Will, Jack, Ewan and Isaac impressing in this area.

The strong running of Max and the magical feet of Joe were a highlight, while Taylor, Regan and player of the week Luke continued to impress.

In the second half Jack showed he is enjoying his new role with a hat trick of scores, he was ably supported by Liam and Korben.

New player Euan made a fine tackle and showed lots of promise on his first morning with the squad. The passing and offloading game was also more visible with the boys linking up nicely.

This weekend Daventry will train before the first team game and then form a guard of honour for the team on VP’s day.


Daventry travelled to Stockwood Park for a friendly training match and drew 7-7 in a match played over three sessions of 15 to 20 minutes.

It was the hosts who opened the scoring with a converted try in the first session.

The second session was scoreless, but in the thirdDaventry started to take control.

Despite their best endeavours, the hosts defence stood strong until Harry Hayward took advantage of a clever kick over the defensive line. Hayward also converted.

Daventry continued to press but the final session was brought to a conclusion with the score at 7-7.

Under 16s

Daventry travelled to Luton on Sunday Morning for their second league match of the season and returned home with a handsome 29-15 win.

The game started evenly with good quality rugby by both sets of forwards and backs.

Daventry found some weaknesses in the Luton defence with good work from the forwards together with strong running from the backs to come in 12-5 ahead at half-time. Luton regrouped in the second half and put Daventry under pressure for the first 15 minutes to take a 15-12 lead.

Daventry turned it around with a display of powerful tackling from Tatty and good linking with the forwards creating good chances for the lively Daventry backs.

The Daventry dominance proved to strong for the hosts and they won it with three tries from Joe and one from Freddie and Steve plus a conversion.