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Cambridge Rugby Shield


Feb 13

CRUFC U9s vs Stevenage

Sunny Weather Allows the Cambridge U9s to Shine in Victories over Stevenage (2W-1L)

Cambridge U9s have been looking for an opportunity to recapture some of the past glory from the first half of the season.  Taking the field on a day that was not below freezing with snow, rain, or ice (take your pick),the sunny weather on Sunday finally awakened the Cambridge U9s out of their winter hibernation with some really fine displays of tackling, support, and passing.  They played a spirited Stevenage team but came out on top with two victories and one loss.

Cambridge Greyhounds 5 v 2 Stevenage

The first match had the Cambridge Greyhounds on stop of Stevenage 5 tries to 2.  Excellent running with good support and passing led to the five tries.Aggressive tackling limited the Stevenage side to two tries. There were some great try saving tackles from the whole team but tackles from Keon, Ryan and Robert stood out and great positional play on the wings from Finn Brown and George lead to many plays of the opposition been thwarted

Cambridge Nomads 6 v 5 Stevenage 

The second match was a nail biter where Cambridge’s strong running and passing game was met by disciplined defending from Stevenage. Over 5 minutes of the first half were played before a score was recorded. Cambridge’s Leo Malhotra produced a tackle-busting charge out of defence and up the length of the pitch, but an excellent chase and tackle from a Stevenage defender stopped him with 2 metres to go. However, Cambridge’s Daniel Medd had kept pace in support, and received the off-load to dot over the try line. Two more from Medd, two from Max Casciato and a clever piece of running saw Finn Lihoreau over the line, to record a narrow victory for Cambridge.

Cambridge Legends 2 v 6 Stevenage

 The final match of the day saw Stevenage get their backs up and play with great spirit and effort.  This was a game where two Legends players had to be obtained at short notice from other Cambridge teams.  Unfortunately the team dynamic was not as cohesive as previous games and performance was more passive allowing Stevenage to take control of the game.

Try scorers for the day

Findley Brown-1, Keon Sylvester-1, Robert Gwilt-3, Max Casciato-2, Leo Malhotra-1, Daniel Medd-3, Finn Lihoreau-1, Paolo Cicolecchia-1