Under 13's Rugby &s in the Sun
7s Rugby County Champions
With the success of remaining unbeaten at the Eastern Counties Cup competition in February becoming a distant memory, the Under 13s turned the attention to 7s rugby this Sunday.
We entered two teams to this waterfall tournament with some strong local opposition.
For Cambridge A team the day started against a Shelford team that was eager to perform well against their local rivals. A strong performance from the Cambridge team saw them walk away winners and with a strong defensive line they did not concede a try.
Next up was Newmarket who, scoring an early try saw them take the lead. Cambridge fought back to see them lead the first half. A good second half performance was needed to seal a place in the final.
On to the final against the Shelford A team, the other team remaining unbeaten at Eastern Counties Cup, with the two clubs not having to face each other on that day.
Cambridge started well, putting into practice all that they had learnt through the season. The defence was strong and the Cambridge Try line remained uncrossed. Up the other end of the field the team was putting in a good attacking display crossing the line in style.
They finished the day unbeaten and were the Under 13s county winners
The development team had equally hard opponents, starting with a strong Shelford team that the A team would meet in the final. They then went on to face a strong well drilled team from Ely Tigers and came close to winning but unfortunately finished 4-2 down. The final game was against another strong Shelford team. Despite the results this was a committed performance from a strong group of lads experiencing their first taste of 7s rugby.
The strong performance from the A team is a direct result of the entire squad’s effort throughout the season. With players pushing hard for places and stepping up to the challenge the future of rugby at Cambridge looks safe.
Due to Wisbech not being available, in the true spirit of rugby, all teams from the county committed to create a Barbarians team so all players got equal game time a no byes were required. This was a great example of why we all turn up and shows the great brotherhood of the rugby fraternity.
A great day, the sun was shining, the music playing in true 7s fashion and the rugby was exciting. Now on to tour.