Here is the weekly Age Grade Rugby Round up for the games that took place on Sunday the 19th November.
We have a thriving youth set up at Huddersfield and we want to share that with all of you!
A regular theme of our Colts match day reports is “Slow start”. Not today folks we came out of the traps like angry whippets for this, the top of the table clash!Wharfedale made it clear that they wanted our top spot and the first 10 minutes was hard fought in the forwards. Our backs have been on top form this year and following 3 or 4 excellent plays from the forwards we unleashed the back line which resulted in a great try for Josh Cooke. Our biggest strength is our team ethic with all 15 on the pitch giving their all. The next try came from Max Turner driving hard from the base of a ruck. Last week’s debutant Freddie Warburton likes the lime light and whilst he will tell you he ran his try in from 30 yards it was in fact a walk in from 2 feet. Freddie was quick to remind us that he was in the right place at the right time! All 3 tries were expertly converted by Lance Barker to bring the first half to an end 0-21 ahead. The Wharfedale half time team talk must have been epic because they came out in the second half on fire. Rugby purests would have you believe that games are won from a solid defence. If this is the case it was demonstrated in droves today by HRUFC. Wave after wave, of Wharfedale attacks came in and one after the other was prevented. With 10 to go Wharfedale did make it through to make the final score 7-21. A top, top team performance today. It was truly a genuine pleasure to watch. Off to Hull next week. I can’t wait!!
Sunday 26th of November saw our U15’s take to the field in the 2nd round of the Yorkshire Cup, against a strong York RUFC team at Lockwood Park. Last season’s match against the same opposition was a feisty affair, with a controversial disallowed try for Huddersfield in the dying minutes of the game denying us the win. We owed them one for that game, and the boys took to the field with that message ringing in their ears from the coaches pre match team talk.
It was a fantastic game to watch, with both sets of players been a credit to their clubs. On we march to the 3rd round of the Yorkshire Cup, with another tough game expected in mid December.
The under 14’s had a local encounter away to Old Rish. Playing on their canal side pitch, it wasn’t all plane sailing. With some lads playing out of position, Huddersfield played controlled rugby, mostly in the opponents half who put up a strong fight. Tremendous leadership and excellent communication skills from captain, William Priest, forwards lead Harry Taylor and backs lead Henry Brough steadied the ship as Old Rish fought hard. Quality defending, solid scrummaging, and quick ball from the rucks saw the ball sailing through the backs hands with tries scored in all corners and Huddersfield running out worthy winners 31 – 14. Henry Brough was MOTM with a masterclass in goal kicking. A fabulous team effort all round.
HRUFC U13’s vrs Warrington was played on Friday night On the 1st XV team pitch under the lights, the result was not what we would have liked but an amazing experience for
the boys having a stand of supporters. Thank you all for supporting and thankyou Warrington for making the journey over.
In a thrilling match-up between Huddersfield’s U9’s and Bradford and Bingley, our young players showcased an incredible display of skill and sportsmanship that lit up the field!Both sides demonstrated exceptional playing standards today. Despite facing strong opposition, our team exhibited resilience that could rival seasoned pros and patience today that made us all proud.
The game was a whirlwind of action-packed tries and solid tackles, highlighting the impressive attacking and defensive capabilities of these young players. It was a true testament to their dedication and hard work on the training ground.
Their teamwork and coordination were a sight to behold, with passes zipping around like lightening bolts and strategic plays executed with precision.
Set plays were a testament to their evolving skills, showcasing that the hours put into training were paying off beautifully. It was evident that these young athletes were absorbing lessons like sponges and translating them into on-field magic.
A round of applause to the fantastic parents who travelled to support the teams. Your encouragement and cheers undoubtedly fuelled the players’ passion and determination.
Here’s to many more games where these incredible young talents continue to shine brightly and demonstrate that playing standards know no bounds when passion and teamwork lead the way!
Awards received today:
Opposition player of the match (Bradford to Hudds) – Fynlay
Opposition player of the match (Bradford to Hudds) – Dylan
Most improved – Jan Stanski and Callum Sergeant
Parents player – Louie Mosley