Buccaneers sweep all before them

Cavey, Hornets Under-11s.

Cavey, Hornets Under-11s. - Credit: Archant

Six Weston Under-14 players represented the winning Sedgemoor Buccaneers side at a county competition.

WITH Somerset divided up in to six districts, the Sedgemoor Buccaneers Under-14s, the pick of Weston, Winscombe, Burnham and Bridgwater swept all before them in emphatic style at Burnham.

With six Weston players - George Bamsey, Jack Howard, Josh Gardner, Tom Hughes, Eddie Davies and Jake Middleton in the 22-man squad, the Buccaneers took the title in fine style defeating North Somerset Vikings, West Somerset Warriors in the pool games and Banes Centurions in the final.

The Buccaneers victory was managed without conceding a single point all day, the first time this is believed to have ever been achieved.

Following on from the Buccaneers success in the Super Six tournament, the coaches from the districts met with Bath Academy coaches, including head academy coach and former Bath and England international Danny Grewcock to select a squad of 25 players from the 132 boys on display.


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The triumphant Buccaneers had eight boys selected including Bamsey, Howard and Middleton. They will now attend two squad sessions followed by a game against Dorset & Wiltshire at the Bath Rec on April 24.

WESTON Under-11s had a busy weekend of rugby entertaining Yorkshire side Old Brodleains, who recorded a comprehensive 80-0 victory over their hosts.

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On Sunday they bounced back with a 10-5 win over a much bigger Burnham team with tries by Jamie Meaden and Alfie Calcutt, star player was Hobbes Gaulton.

They followed this up with another victory over Port Talbot-based Baglan, with tries by Hobbes, Gaulton and Bradley Robinson, supported by the best individual performance of any player all season by Jamie Meaden.

HORNETS Under-15s welcomed two teams to a busy Hutton Moor and came away with the spoils from both games.

Against Wells, Hornets hit the ground running and Richardson opened the scoring. Soon after, Francis went over for a superb try and Turner scored two before the break, two of the tries were converted by Humphris.

After the break, there were tries for Taylor and Holyday, converted by Keano as Hornets ran out 38-0 winners.

Next up was Farnham on tour and Hornets again got off to a perfect start with a try for Constable. The visitors replied with a try before Richardson touched down to double the lead.

The second half was a ding-dong affair with Hornets rewarded when Big Ben struck to seal the victory and Humphris converted for a final score of 17-5.

Bridgwater arrived at the Nest with a depleted squad of six, which meant a mixture of games and training for the 23 players of the Under-8s.

Three games were played, with all the Hornets squad getting some game time. When not playing, Hornets took the opportunity to do some additional training and with his overall attitude all morning, Theo was awarded the Hornet of the Week.

With the end of the season fast approaching, the team face the challenge of tackling next season. Any parent with a child interested in playing rugby should check the Hornets website, HornetsRugby.net for information of training for next season.

The Under-11s faced Bridgwater in the last game of the season and took the lead when Crowley scored the first try.

Constant pressure resulted in a further tries for Crowley, Cavey (2), O’Connell and Almond. Tyers converted all tries for a 42-26 victory.

The second game was a lot tighter, and the Hornets’ defence was superb and Bridgwater could not find a way through.

Hornets piled on the pressure, resulting in three tries, two for Browne and one for Robinson. Tyers again converted all the tries.

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