YOUTH RUGBY: Encouraging signs from Daventry Under-10s

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Daventry Under-10s took a squad of 15 for the first game of the season at Bugbrooke.

With four new players Luke, Tyler, Taylor and Regan all playing their first games the Blacks were able to field two teams in two 10-minute games.

The aim of the morning was to integrate all the new players and get used to the new laws at the ruck and maul.

Ewan and Taylor both scored tries in the first game. Whilst Regan and Isaac both tackled well against some strong runners.

In the second game, Max, Joe and Korben took the attack to Bugbrooke with some good running.

Luke showed some lovely distribution and Tyler made two good tackles.

Overall this was an encouraging morning for Daventry who play their first game at home to Long Buckby this weekend.

Hayward scores 23 points in Daventry win

DAVENTRY Under-15s maintained their 100 per cent start to the season, and opened their league account with a 28-7 win at Olney.

Daventry U15’s finally got their competitive season under way as they travelled to Olney and the game started at a tremendous pace.

The stalemate was broken on 16 minutes when the ball was played through the backs creating an opportunity for Harry Hayward to score a try.

On 22 minutes, Daventry doubled the lead after a dangerous kick over the Olney backs into the corner. Daventry backs applied great pressure on the Olney full back resulting and Hayward scooped the ball to score his second.

On 33 minutes, Olney hit back with a try of their own to make it 14-7 at half-time.

The start of the second half was tight, but with 22 minutes played, Daventry made the breakthrough with Hayward intercepting an Olney pass and running three quarters of the length of the pitch to complete his hat-trick.

In last 10 minutes the Daventry pack showed their teamwork and fitness as they turned up the intensity level to a level that couldn’t be contained.

As the forwards took control, a well set move enabled the ball to be passed wide to Joe Pyne to apply the finishing touches out wide.

All four tries were converted by Hayward who ended up with 23 points.

This was a very good display against a well organised Olney side that utilised all of the 21-man Daventry squad.

Harbury power is too much for Under-17s

DAVENTRY Under-17s were handed a massive challenge as they played Harbury Under-18s - and they came second best as they lost 31-10.

The All Blacks were undone by the power and pace of Harbury.

That said, Daventry created opportunities but failed to execute the final pass with precision.

The decision making needs to be worked on and the players will focus on this on Thursday.

Kieran scored a penalty and conversion, and Joe Green made an impact with a late try.