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Reading R.F.C.
Reading RFC Festival

Reading RFC Festival

By Warwick Hampden-Woodfall
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U14 B squad recover to win well at invitation festival!

Match report - 20th Oct - Farnham U14 B
Reading RFC Festival

FRUFC U14B vs Tadley A – 0-15 Loss
FRUFC U14B vs Redingensians A – 5-10 Loss
FRUFC U14B vs Newbury B – 15-0 Win
FRUFC U14B vs Redingensians B – 5-0 Win

The U14Bs were invited to Reading RFC club for an informal festival against local Berkshire clubs, and the boys were great ambassadors for Farnham RUFC, coming away with two fantastic wins from their four games.

We started slowly, going down to Tadley As 0-15, but the boys set out their stall with committed tackling and aggressive rucking.

We were narrowly beaten 5-10 in the second game by Redingensians As and should have won, with the boys tackling like demons again. Our rucking continued to be our strength, with forwards and backs demonstrating both good clearing out, but good awareness as well in jackling and forcing errors from the Rams. Jack Bonthuys’s characteristic crash ball from 15 yards out was the highlight of the game, but superb tackling from Tom Quick, Joe Saggers, Harry Morgan, Max Halliwell and Orsino HW is well worth a mention.

We capitalised on the great spirit from the first two games and steamrollered Newbury Bs in the third game; with Carson Barrass, Tyler Buckley and Rory Hodges scoring to give us a 15-0 victory against the team that had looked the best in the group. Max Halliwell's line speed and brave tackling, supported by Elliot Davis in the centre meant the fast Newbury backs could not get clean ball. Notable performances from Harry Morgan at No.6 and Ben Willoughby at No.7 who both tackled, rucked and mauled superbly and ensured their forwards had a hard time of it too.

The last game, against Redingensians Bs was a ding-dong of a final battle. The boys got their revenge on the Rams by winning 5-0, the winning try scored by Tom Quick, whose decision making was excellent through all the matches at fly-half, when he tore up a full four-fifths of the pitch with half the Rams side chasing him down. A great end to a very enjoyable day's rugby.

Jamie Dinkledeind, starting in only his second ever game of rugby, made three great tackles. Chris Milne, playing in his third game, also tackled well and ran very strongly all day.

Man of the Match(es) - Harry Morgan
Parents were awesome as always, such great support! Thank you!

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Match details

Match date

Sun 20, Oct 2019



Meet time



Times TBC (dependant on England RWC)