Updates from Steve Tarrant - Director of Rugby
Things unfortunately didn’t go to plan this week.
Firstly on Saturday there was a big Schools 7-a-side tournament, so we had to postpone the games against Shatin College. The good news however is that the winning school from Wong Tai Sin was predominantly Breakthrough lads, which was obviously nice to see. On Sunday there was a big U16 soccer tournament in Wong Tai Sin amongst the schools and our boys being talented sportsmen had to play for their schools so we had to seek a postponement for the U16 match versus Tsuen Wan. Unfortunately they did not agree and we had to forfeit the game, which is a pity as I am sure the boys from both teams would have rather played a game on a spare Sunday. Hopefully we can arrange a “friendly” later on and prove a point !
So instead of a weekend of loads of rugby we were down to one match, the U19s v Aberdeen. We won 12-0 in a match we should have won by much more, but Aberdeen defended really well and the referee blew for every infringement he spotted leading to loads of penalties and when he got annoyed with persistent infringements loads of yellow cards and a few reds. All a bit unnecessary really, but we played well and it was a good win. I particularly enjoyed the strong scrummaging and some hard running from Santos, one of our Filipino props.
Next week we have training on Wednesday and we will also have an extra session on next Sunday, with the next games being on 1 December 2013. I will circulate details nearer the time.