Year 10/11 Rugby – Purbeck 46 Lytchett 0
The year 10/11 rugby team made the perfect start to their season with a highly dominant win against local ‘rivals’ Lytchett School. Right from the off, Purbeck were significantly more physical and highly skills, dominating possession and territory even when ringing the changes with 23 boys involved.
Purbeck started brightly receiving their own kick off and smashing it up with the forwards. After moving the Lytchett defence from left to right the backs were let loose with full-back Ethan Monks putting in Sam Bowen in the corner. With a highly dominant line-out both on our throw and there’s, Ryan Lander yet again won the ball launching a full pitch counter attack resulting in a scrum 10m out from the Lytchett line. There was only one option next, with Bulldozer Ben Hann storming over leaving many a Lytchett defender in his wake. The third try came soon after with an outstanding recently learnt backs move putting Jonny Jang through to be tackled just before the line. Fortunately, Ryan Lander was in close support to flop over the line. The final try of the first half was definitely worth waiting for. The attack began with a driving maul off a line-out from the half way line, to numerous pod based crash balls drawing in defenders. From the last breakdown, Purbeck spun the ball wide to find a very out of position Joe Ginders on the wing to score in the corner. Half time: 20-0.
After ringing the changes (8 in total), Purbeck continued to dominate the game despite numerous year 10 students joining the field. Despite having a reasonably quiet first half, George Crouch sprung into life, with gaps appearing all of the pitch from a very tired Lytchett defence. All three of George’s tries started with excellent rumbling play from the forwards to then create space for Jonny Jang and Jamie Foskett to put him into gaps to utilise his pace and power. For the final 10 minutes Purbeck removed all of the Bath DPP players from the pitch, however this made minimal difference with Kyle Cavendish scoring an excellent full pitch solo effort to score by far the best try of the game.
Overall an excellent performance from the boys showing great unity, flair and team spirit throughout. With some more Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday afternoon training, I can see this team flourishing this season into a force to be reckoned with in the county. Also an excellent refereeing performance from new PE teacher Mr Biddle. He was very much Purbeck’s Nigel Owens in the middle.
Mr Tarbard & Mr Biddle
Team: Stokes, Brown, Page, Nelson, Lander, Ginders, Salina, Hann, Buss, J. Jang, Bowen, Foskett, Crouch, Cavendish, Monks, Williams, Reeves, D. Jang, Long, Daly, Barnes, Gordon, Peters.