Hornets juniors defeat touring Welsh side

Junior Rugby U13s Weston v Winscombe.

Junior Rugby U13s Weston v Winscombe. - Credit: Archant

Hornets Under-13s overwhelmed touring side Llandaff North by running in 13 tries.

HORNETS Under-13s hosted Welsh touring side Llandaff North in conditions perfect for running rugby.

The boys certainly gave their supporting mum’s a mother’s day treat, scoring a total of 13 tries. Firing on all cylinders and dominating up front gave a perfect platform to run with the ball from all areas of the pitch.

Eight tries were scored in the first-half and following multiple changes throughout the second half, another five tries were added. Leading the way was captain Ayden Chenoweth with five, followed by Quentin Querl and Luke Collins with two each and Oscar Browne, Bradley Lucas, Josh Edwards, Jack Washington one apiece. Bradley Lucas and Charlie Fairhurst added three conversions each, with Chenoweth drop kicking the final conversion for a final score of 79-0.

Congratulations to Josh Edwards for scoring his first try for the team from his own half and also Jack Washington capping his first game of rugby with a try.

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The Under-8s played three games against St Mary’s and all were entertaining end-to-end matches played with smiles, highlighted with some excellent attacks, with accurate passing and great support running, matched with equally good defence.

All three games were close with only a one or two tries separating the teams each time.

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The Under-12s hosted St Mary’s Old Boys from Bristol in excellent conditions. Unfortunately, Hornets did not play well as a team with many missed tackles, they lost most of the scrums and their chasing game was not switched on.

Hornets were still asleep when an early St Mary’s try was converted. This set the pattern for both games as St Mary’s won 35-14 and 21-0. The only scorers for Hornets were guest player Cort and Tom Read, with Alex Leeks converting both.

Hornets must up their game for the festival on Saturday, when medals and trophies are on offer for the winners.

The Under-15s welcomed two touring sides to Hutton Moor and struggled against Llandaff, but against Evesham it was a different story.

Hornets started with great intensity and the pack were putting pressure on the opposition in both the scrum and line-out where Hornets were dominant, with Eades and Dover taking good ball along with Coe and Parkman in support and Francis was ever-present at the breakdown to steal ball.

The first score came from a quick tap penalty by captain Cocking. On halfway, he avoided the defence to go over untouched. Evesham replied with a try and with only a few minutes left, Hornets were under pressure to score.

Good hands by the backs and strong running by both wings and full-back Taylor earned Hornets a penalty.

A perfect kick for touch by Humphris saw a catch by Parkman and drive by the pack. Cocking was again given the ball and the forwards marched Evesham back over their line for Cocking to score, converted by Humphris, to give a final score of 12-7.

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