Rude awakening for college team

Weston College RFC.

Weston College RFC. - Credit: Archant

Weston College were given a rude awakening in their first match of the AOC Elite League against Coleg sir Gar.

THIS year, Weston College rugby academy is competing in the AOC Elite League, which is the highest level of competition the college has ever entered.

The 1st XV kicked off the campaign against a very strong Coleg sir Gar team at Weston Rec.

The opposition contained multiple Scarlets academy players and a handful of Welsh schoolboy internationals.

The game was a real eye-opener for the Weston boys who had a bit of a rude awakening to the standards and physicality needed to compete at the top level of college sport and eventually came out second best to a team who will finish at the top end of the table towards the end of the season.

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The Development XV travelled to local rivals Richard Huish and displayed the college’s brand of attacking rugby.

Experienced second year scrum-half Devon Rudden was named man of the match for a typically feisty and aggressive performance and special mention must also go to new recruit Sam Hartshorne and veteran Jack Wilcox.

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After a competitive first-half, Weston ran away with it in the second and finished 45-7 winners.

This was the first time the college has been able to field two teams on the same day, once again showing that the rugby in the town is going from strength to strength and an exciting group of young players are developing their skills at the college.

Next week sees the 1st XV travel back to Richard Huish in the second league game of the season.

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