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𝗛𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗨𝟭𝟲'𝘀 𝟮𝟳-𝟳 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗞𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗨𝟭𝟲'𝘀....𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗽 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 Read the match report here>> huddersfieldrugby.com/2023/03/29/hud… #HRUFC #UTF— Huddersfield RUFC @(Huddersfield_RU) 54 mins ago
The Club is devastated to announce the tragic death of Academy player George Sawyer. George was in collision with a car on the A64 near York in the early hours of yesterday morning. Read more here>>huddersfieldrugby.com/2023/03/28/geo…— Huddersfield RUFC @(Huddersfield_RU) 24 hours ago
Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club
54 minutes ago
𝗛𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗨𝟭𝟲'𝘀 𝟮𝟳-𝟳 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗞𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗨𝟭𝟲'𝘀....𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗽 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁
𝘍𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘒𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘊𝘶𝘱 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭.
Huddersfield produced a determined second half display to come from behind and secure a 27-7 victory over Doncaster Knights in the Under 16 Yorkshire Cup final at Brantingham Park. A brace of tries by prop Myles Lyster, plus others by skipper Kobyn Lloyd-Lumley, Jacob Story and Jake Lynch sealed victory and rounded off an excellent season for Huddersfield's young talents.
The team's head coach Steve Lynch commented, 'The entire coaching team have feelings of pride, respect and awe. We knew we were in for a proper game of rugby against a very good Doncaster side. The lads have grafted extremely hard to get to this position and to put together that kind of game in a cup final is a reflection of their dedication and a desire to play for each other. We are genuinely humbled to have been part of such an amazing journey.'
Huddersfield started the match brightly but having survived the early pressure it was the Knights who opened the scoring in a keenly contested first half. Fly half Miles Hobson crafted an inch perfect cross field kick which was taken on the right wing by Miles Dodsworth and fed inside to Jonah Tuzemskyi who raced in for the opening try which Hobson converted.
Five minutes later Knights were penalised after a nifty inside break by Lynch with Marcus O'Donnell in powerful support. Field chose to take a quick tap and Lyster drove over for the first of his tries. Field finished the half as strongly as they started it but the score remained 5-7 at the interval.
After the break Field were quickly into their stride and took the lead with two tries in quick succession. The first, by Lloyd-Lumley, came from a pick and go from behind a scrum close the Knights line. The big Number 8 then took a great catch from the re-start and play was taken back to the Knights 22 with a fine kick up field. Pinned down close to their line Knights conceded a lineout and Lyster dotted down from the catch and drive.
To their credit Knights continued to show enterprise but their attempts to gain forward momentum were thwarted by some great tackling and ferocious work at the breakdown by Field. Frustrated by being unable to make ground Hobson attempted a long range kick at goal from a penalty but his effort fell short.
Field's fourth try came from another lineout move. Lloyd-Lumley shifted the point of defence with a snipe up the blind side and when the ball was moved back inside flanker Jacob Storey crashed through to score.
The final try came after a great individual 25 metre break by centre Amos Stancliffe. The ball went through the hands to Lynch on the right wing who cruised round the Knights defensive line, touching down close to the posts. Full back Thomas Scott completed the scoring with the conversion.
Huddersfield: Scott; Lynch; Stancliffe; Taylor; Fuller; Brown; Quarmby; Kilner; Kilroy; Dawodu; Lyster; Rust; Strory; Houston; Lloyd Lumley (capt). Replacements: Mordak; Atkinson; Ireland; O'Donnell; Preston; Leighton; Evans.
Written by Richard Sykes.
WELL DONE LADS...Kobyn Lloyd-Lumley and George Brown now have a hat-trick of cup wins under their belt. As well as lifting the Yorkshire RU cup they were also part of the Dewsbury Celtic BARLA cup winning team and the Rodillian Academy Yorkshire Schools RU cup winning team. Well done lads! ... See MoreSee Less
Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club
24 hours ago
The Club is devastated to announce the tragic death of Academy player George Sawyer. George was in collision with a car on the A64 near York in the early hours of yesterday morning.
George played for the Club from Under 6's all the way through to Academy level and was studying Arable Agriculture at Askham Bryan College in York. He was a gifted second rower who excelled in the lineout.
Tracy Davis the Age Grade Chair and Academy manager said "George was loved and respected by his teammates and coaches. He was a wonderful young man and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him play at HRUFC through our age grade. I am sure George's family have some great memories of their time at Lockwood Park.
We would like Sarah, Phil and Lucy to know that at this time of unimaginable grief, their rugby family has their arms around them and are here to offer all the support we can."
The Clubs flag is being flown at half mast and a minute's silence will be held in his honour before the A-Team game against Burley on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
We're so sorry to read this. Our condolences to George's family and friends from all at Morley RFC.
Condolences from all of us here at Huddersfield Laund Hill RUFC. Ours thoughts are with his family and close ones. Such sad news.
Condolences from everyone at Keighley RUFC
Sending our condolences from Yarnbury 💙
The saddest possible news. Our thoughts are with you and George’s family and friends
How awful. Condolences from all at Ossett Rugby.
All our deepest condolences at this saddest of times. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone at Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club. Truly, truly sad news.
Love to George’s family, such a huge loss, sounds like a great lad.
Condolences to his family, friends and all at Huddersfield RFC from Doncaster U18’s.
So tragic, sending my condolences to the family and loved ones and Huddersfield RUFC at such a sad time. X
Sincere condolences from all at Sandal Rugby Club Our thoughts are with the Sawyer family and those who knew George at this very sad time.
RIP George, heartfelt condolences to your family. Such a sad loss. Bramley Phoenix RFC.
Very sad news indeed....beautiful words Tracy.
Terrible news, our deepest condolences to George’s family, his teammates and Huddersfield RUFC. From all at Sheffield RUFC
Sad news coming out of Huddersfield rufc this weekend, sending my condolences to Sarah, Phil, Lucy and his Team mates RIP young buck. 🙏
Such tragic news. Our condolences and love from all at Leicester Lions 💜
That is so, so sad. Condolences and thoughts to Family, friends and everyone at Huddersfield RUFC. From Sheffield RUFC Colts
Such tragic news for a young man. Sending love and strength to his family and loved ones. 🙏🏻🥲
Condolences to all at Huddersfield and to Georges Family
RIP George. Sending love to his family at this sad time. ❤️
So terribly sad to read this! 💔 Our thoughts are with George's family. RIP young man from another HRUFC family xx
Absolutely shocking news, love and thoughts to his family!🏉
So Sad Condolences and love from Guisborough RUFC.
All at Sedgley Park are really sorry to hear of this tragic story. Our thoughts are with the family and the Club at this terrible time. All of Rugby grieves one taken so young.
So sorry to hear this on behalf of Doncaster RFC our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to all George’s family, friends and all his teammates.
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