Rugby for all ages

18:52 14 November 2012

Honiton U12s

Honiton U12s


Topsham U9s 80, Honiton rfc U9s 60

The Lacelads travelled to Topsham to compete in two very tight games.Ultimately it was a lack on width in defence that cost Honiton along with an embarrassment of playing resources for the home side.

Honiton try scorers were Joe Evans, Joshua Giles and Tim Goody who each grabbed three while Osian Owen and Felix Robinson scored one each.

There were many strong performances but it was Cody Floyd and Osian Owen who were awarded the Man of the Match honours for their go forward running and strong tackling while James Harris deserves a special mention for a brilliant tackle in which he suffered a facial injury.

Honiton Musketeers 17, Topsham U12s 14

Honiton’s pack again performed well winning plenty of ball.

Centre Jake Mathews powered over for an early score. Wing Luke Barber then scored a great team try after quick ruck ball. The backs spun it wide for Mathews to release Barber to dot down in the corner.

Two converted Topsham tries in the first half saw Honiton trail 12-14 at half time.

The second half saw the Honiton defence shut Topsham out and, from one of many marauding runs, second row and Man of The Match Lewis Nicholas touched down for what was the deciding score.

Honiton U15s 5, Topsham U15s 51

Honiton had a bigger test this weekend, entertaining a solid Topsham side who quickly took the upper hand.

Honiton failed to get a grip on their opponents and the score line quickly ran away from them.

A consolation try from Kye Brooks gave them something to be pleased with, though the final score was unusual for a side used to winning ways.

The Rugby Football Union has announced its All Schools programme, a new initiative aimed at introducing rugby into 400 non-rugby-playing schools before Rugby World Cup 2015, and up to 750 by 2019.

The All Schools programme aims to offer opportunities to more than one million youngsters to play rugby by delivering a package of resources within schools that have been linked to a local club in clusters across England. All Schools, which was announced as one of seven areas of focus for the RFU’s legacy plans with exactly three years to go until the next Rugby World Cup final, is already being rolled out in three schools in the Plymouth area.

The schools taking part are: Sir John Hunt Community Sports College in Whitleigh, Tor Bridge Academy in Estover and Lipson Community College, Plymouth.

The RFU All Schools initiative aims to produce a legacy of self-sufficient rugby-playing schools across England and to promote the difference that rugby and its core values can make in helping to give youngsters a greater chance in life.

In the first year hands-on coaching support will play a major part in introducing rugby to schools. In the second and third years of the All Schools programme the RFU funding will help to provide increased staff training, mentoring and young leaders training.

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby Football Union, said: “With three years to go until the culmination of one of the greatest sporting events taking place on home ground, we are putting in place the infrastructure and investment now to ensure that we deliver the greatest participation legacy for the game. This truly is a once in a generation opportunity to showcase and grow our game and one that we plan to make the most of.”

England’s most-capped player Jason Leonard, who played in the 2003 Rugby World Cup- winning side, said: “I didn’t go to a traditional rugby playing school, but I was lucky that when a new teacher joined he was able to introduce me to the game.

“Rugby really is a game for everyone of all shapes and sizes, which is why initiatives such as the All Schools programme are so important, to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the game.”

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