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U11s and 12s in the Land Rover Cup

2 weeks ago By Peter Barron

The U11s and 12s travelled to the Stoop to play in a tournament and watch Quins play Worcester

“these festivals are all about development and we felt that all our players will have benefitted from playing against different and tough opposition in a very different setting. A great day!” U11s coach Nick Summers

Lewes U11s had a great day at what coach Nick Summers "perceived to be a super festival." Whilst only playing three matches, each was 20 minutes long, meaning that Lewes had lots of match time.

The competition was tough with there being teams from all over the south. Lewes were placed against Reeds Weybridge RFC, Old Reigatian RFC and their Sussex compatriots, Heathfield and Waldron. Lewes ended up beating Heathfield and Waldron whilst narrowly losing to the two Surrey teams. According to Summers, these the two Surrey sides should have "blown Lewes away", but particularly against Old Reigatians his side, after giving a couple of easy tries away at the start, out rucked and out muscled them for long periods.

Almost all the tries Lewes scored today were team tries, with many players involved in the phases leading up to the score. It was a pleasure to watch. Summers concluded that "these festivals are all about development and we felt that all our players will have benefitted from playing against different and tough opposition in a very different setting. A great day!"

Updated 18:30 - 12 Nov 2017 by Peter Barron

Where next?

First league games for Under 12s and 13s The first outing in the Waterfall league format for the youngest juniors
Lots of points for 14s and 15s In two productive home friendlies, the U14s and U15s both win

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Fixtures
Sat 18 Nov
a
2nd XV Hellingly 3
Cup 14:00
Sun 19 Nov
h
Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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Under 13s Hastings & Bexhill
Friendly 11:00
h
Under 14s Pulborough
League 11:00
h
Ladies XV tbc
Cup 15:00
a
Ladies 2nd XV Southampton
Cup 15:00
Sat 25 Nov
a
League 14:30
h
2nd XV St. Francis 2
League 14:30

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