Successful tour for Hornets Colts

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Hornets Colts. - Credit: Archant

Hornets Colts end of season tour to Malta proved to be a highlight of the year.

Hornets Colts end of season tour to Malta was one of the highlights of the year.

With the tour clashing with the league play-off final, it was a hard decision to withdraw. The league organisers decided they could not re-arrange the date, but Somerset sensibly changed the cup final date to Sunday, 2.30pm kick-off at Bridgwater, after supporting the Umder-15s in their final 11.30am.

Hornets arrived in Malta in very temperatures, but the game was played in the evening, so a little cooler for both teams and Malta Colts were keen to show their huge pack would take some stopping.

After soaking up early attacks, Hornets scored first when Aplin found Bate in the line-out and Blake Williams set the backs free and Coleman rounded the final defender to score.


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Further tries were scored by Coleman, Danny Bailey, Francis, Bate, Coppage and Blake Williams.

Hornets kept up the pressure and Cox scored two quick tries and Chamberlain got another. Keane Williams scorched down the line to score before prop Billy Phillips got the ball on halfway and charged down the line to score a fine try, which was voted by the players as the best try on tour,

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Aedan Coleman got his third and fourth either side of another guest player Gareth Brock’s try as Hornets ran out 88-0 winners.

The Colts would like to thank Andy Locker who organised the tour and all the travelling dads who helped make the tour unforgettable.

They look forward to the Somerset Cup final and the last game of the season with this team, as 10 of these players will progress to senior rugby next season.

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