Rubies at the Royston Festival
By Ben Clough
Girls rugby thriving in the sunshine at Royston Festival
The festival arranged by Royston rugby club was lucky to have women's England rugby players there for the girls to meet. The England legends warmed the girls up and then a series of 10 a side matches took place.
As the matches were more about the girls having a run out than any tournament, rather than a full match report it's better to just give a round up.
Cambridge played Shelford for the first time. The Shelford side was young and inexperienced in game time. However they still played a good style of rugby. Cambridge won by a clear margin, but hopefully we can see the old rivalry grow for future games.
Cambridge played a very physical game against Enfield, which was a learning curve in making sure you don't get intimidated.
They then outclassed a MK side with fantastic running rugby.
The last game was against our old enemy Peterborough. Peterborough rely on a couple of strong runners and some very well organised moves. They couple this with a blitz defence. Cambridge played well but got out done with a few long ball punts chased down by the Peterborough flyers. There were real signs of a turnaround in the second half but the last pass wouldn't go to hand. A loss again but Cambridge are improving with each match.
We look forward now to our EC girls festival on the 3rd Feb. Hope to see as much support as possible from the club members.