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KRFC U13s vs Old Scouts

KRFC U13s vs Old Scouts

A pretty decent day weather-wise greeted Kettering U13s on their away trip to Northampton Old Scouts. After the recent cold spell, the morning was almost ‘warm’!

Kettering checked into the Old Scouts changing rooms and made their way to the pitch sited across the road.

Prior to the game the KRFC players were briefed on key areas of the game to concentrate one, these were defence….take the tackle line up to the opposition, make tackles count and keep them low. In attack, make sure we support in numbers even if we create a long range break away.

Kick Off was at 11:00 and Kettering started well….really well. Scores came thick and fast with some strong running and top finishes by Thomas, Logan and Josh. The forwards set the platform winning set piece ball and winning a high % of our own ruck ball. We won our own ball back even when we got isolated, great effort by the forwards to work hard and compete assertively for the ball.

As the game progressed we showed our mettle in defence too, everyone was making effort to tackle. Although Old Scouts scored a couple of tries throughout the morning we did our best to prevent scores, from our midfield pushing up and applying pressure, to our wider players making try saving tackles and our forwards making hits in the tight. The accumulated pressure told, often causing Old Scouts to make handling errors without a tackle having to being made. This really frustrated the opposition, especially when some of the higher tackles we made, although they weren’t the desired low tackles, were successful in stealing the ball or holding on to it to give us the scrum put in.

In summary, I’d say we were dominant in most aspects of the game and recent hard work in training, on and off the pitch, paid off today. Old Scouts were a tough side and there were a lot of big collisions but we remained calm and focused, stuck to core values and put on a good show. Well done KRFC U13s.

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