Sandal 9 v 12 Huddersfield
Another wet day, another Sunday in half term, this time against our friends (and great rivals) away at Sandal! However, the start could not have been more different from the previous week. We kicked off, put Sandal under pressure, they dropped the ball, and we scored. Sandal chose to receive and the same thing happened, twice more. 3-0 up after 5 minutes! Sandal kicked this time and a flowing length-of-the-pitch move resulted in another Huddersfield score. We ended the first quarter 6-1 up.
It was a great team performance as Sandal could not keep the ball against the fast and effective counter rucking, nor did the team drop the ball in very difficult conditions. When Sandal did, we counter attacked with pace and support. It was perhaps the best display of U13 rugby we’d seen in a very long time.
After that it was hard to maintain our standards, and Sandal came back and won the 2nd and 3rd quarters deservedly. The 4th quarter saw both teams battle it out, with Huddersfield showing great determination to snub out a Sandal comeback.