Updates from Steve Tarrant - Director of Rugby
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.
The U16s got straight back into action last weekend against East Kowloon and we ran out 49 – 7 winners. We started strongly and were quickly 28 – 0 ahead and obviously heading for a big score, so we used the game to give a group of new boys an extended run. By the end we had all 10 new lads playing, including a couple of lads who have just left Tuen Mun Boys Home and had never played contact rugby before. That we carried on to score three more tries was a great tribute to the effort the new boys put in and with more experience they will be good players. They really enjoyed themselves and are keen to get stuck in again next week. However we are up against HKFC III and we won’t be able to play the new lads for very long against them, but I hope we can give most of them some game time.
Next week as I say we are playing FC at the Police Club at 1pm. The U19s don’t have a fixture but all will be training on Wednesday night and we will be joined by a group of Nepalese lads from Yaumati. Robbie has linked up with Inner City Ministries who help Nepalis who live in West Kowloon and they are going to bring a group of their boys along to see what they make of rugby. Sures, our professional boxer, has offered to come down and help with the rugby coaching, which should help make them feel at home. Now all we have to do is remind Sures it is rugby and not boxing he is coaching !!
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