Year 10 Rugby Team Continue Winning Ways

The year 10 rugby team made it six wins out of six on Thursday, convincingly beating a well drilled and highly attacking Winton side with numerous club and Bath DPP players.

Purbeck started very strongly, scoring immediately from the kick off. Phase after phase, Purbeck continually picked and went up the pitch, both from the back of the ruck and off Kieran Barton at 9. Eventually this took them to the 22, where Ernie Trent took a crash ball to power his way through three tackles to score. Purbeck then didn’t let off the gas. This time attacking from their own try line, starting with a clean catch from Jaq Myers working through the phases up the pitch. With a clean line break from centre, Henry Brown, the ball found its way to Ernie Trent to score his second of the game. Purbeck then found themselves under the cosh for the next five minutes, with the Winton fly half starting it by kicking it long down the pitch. Purbeck failed to deal with this adequately and resulted in conceding a try. 12-5. Then came Purbecks best individual try of the season. After moving the ball away from the contact area through the hands, Noah Barnes threw a lovely flat pass to Euan Dallimore who burst through the gap, beating numerous defenders and accelerating to the line showing excellent pace and power. Half Time: 19-5.

The first part of the second half was significantly more even, with some massive hits in the midfield notably by Ethan Williams-Hall, Kane Adams and Henry Brown. Purbeck won a penalty, in which Noah Barnes kicked for touch. From the resultant line-out, Purbeck mauled the ball well, with Ernie Trent bursting over for his hattrick. Winton then dominated the next section of the game, where eventually the defence fell off a few tackles to bring Winton back into the game. 26-10. The games turning point then came, with the ever-present Harry Humphreys finishing off a lovely flowing move off offloading and smashing the ball up the middle of the pitch. 33-10. Then a quick fire individual double brace from Charlie Johnson, both tries breaking tackles by hitting huge and direct running lines past numerous defenders to score. Kieran Barton converted 6/7 in total, really putting a big gap between the Purbeck boys and the opposition. Fair play to Winton, as their last try of the game was exceptional, offloading the ball through the hands and passing the ball wide to score try of the game. A perfect ending to a well fought, hard but fair game of rugby.

Final Score: 47-17.

A special mention to this week’s Man of the Match, Ethan Williams-Hall, whose hard work in defence, full stretch tackles, line speed and ferocious rucking, doesn’t go under the radar. Another mention to Fraser Retson and Chris Shaylor, who both played their first ever rugby game for the school, and both didn’t look out of place one bit. Bring on the next match!

  1. Kane Adams
  2. Connor Cope
  3. Harry Humphreys
  4. Charlie Johnson
  5. Josh Duncan
  6. Euan Dallimore
  7. Ethan Williams-Hall
  8. Ernie Trent
  9. Kieran Barton
  10. Noah Evans
  11. Chris Shaylor
  12. Harry Crouch
  13. Henry Brown
  14. Ieuen Griffiths
  15. Jaq Myers
  16. Fraser Retson
  17. Leon Temel
  18. Louis Rees-Zammit
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