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Youngsters battle in tens event

PUBLISHED: 18:09 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:26 08 July 2010

SWAFFHAM RUFC U15 squad travelled to Norwich RUFC for the first Norfolk 10s event.

On a hot day a squad of 14 travelled to this event which is a 10-a-side version of the full game.

SWAFFHAM RUFC U15 squad travelled to Norwich RUFC for the first Norfolk 10s event.

On a hot day a squad of 14 travelled to this event which is a 10-a-side version of the full game.

After a hastily arranged playing schedule to accommodate extra teams on the day the boys had two matches. The first against a Norwich team which as always was a good contest with both team's defences working hard.

Swaffham had the majority of the territory and possession but Norwich managed to secure the win with two well taken breakaway tries.

Swaffham reviewed this match prior to their second game of the morning against a barbarians side consisting of Fakenham and Wymondham players.

This time the Swaffham boys cut loose with some following rugby offloading the ball out of contact to support runners and forcing the opposition to scramble their defence more than once in the opening minutes.

The first try came from pressure at the Barbarians scrum five metres from their line. As their scrum half fumbled Wright bravely dived on the ball and popped it up to Potter to crash over.

The second try will be a contester for try of the season as the squad inter-passed the ball at will and then set up a controlled phase just short of the line before the backs ran a pre-planned move seeing Rob scoring a well-taken debut try.

The final try in the 15 minute game when to Tom who seeing a small winger in front of him delivered a full blooded hand off and powered his way to his debut try.

Tom was awarded the Impson's Butchers man of the match for a controlled and very physical performance.

Overall this was a fine squad performance. Whilst the amount of game time was short there was a huge amount of rugby on display from the boys which entertained the large group of supporters.

Praise needs to go to Parky from the Norwich squad for stepping up and refereeing the game between Swaffham and Norwich which he managed very well.

The chance for the boys to referee, under the guidance of one of the society referee's was an excellent idea and one which Sharky for Swaffham also took up as he managed a tasty game between Wymondham and Diss.

The sportsmanship and level of rugby on display on the day was credit to all teams involved and something as a squad Swaffham are very proud to be a part of.

If you are interested in playing rugby from whatever age please contact the call Ian Milligan 07917 327389 or iandmilligan@btinternet.com

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