U17s Boys Round Up 2019
REPRESENTAIVE RUGBY ROUND UP: 2019
This year the U17s played two competitive fixtures versus Oxfordshire and Dorset and Wilts following warm up fixtures versus a Gloucester Combination side and Somerset after which the final squad was selected.
OXFORDSHIRE, 15 V GRFU, 20 @Whitney, 7-4-19
DORSET &WILTS, 25 V GRFU, 15 @Royal Wootton Bassett, 28-4-19
After a successful warm up game at Oxstalls sports centre against a tough Gloucester combination side, the large squad next travelled down the M5 to Lockleaze sports centre in Bristol to face a very good Somerset squad. The two large squads proceeded to play two great games with mixed ability teams and in the first game we won comfortably, followed by a thriller which we managed to edge for the win.
Over then to Whitney, Oxfordshire, with our final 23-man squad. This was another tight game and the lads came out victors once again.
Finally we travelled down to Royal Wootton Bassett to face a very strong Dorset and Wilts team. Despite our best efforts the lads were unable to end the season with a 100% record.
The initial training squad of 44 players was, with difficulty, whittled down to a final squad of 23.
16 clubs throughout the county were represented
Overall this was fantastic season by the Under 17 lads ably led by manger Tom Nurse. There was a great turnout and commitment throughout and really great performances at the matches. The players were a real credit to their clubs, families and most importantly themselves.
Tom, Jonny, Henry and Mike and the physio team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players and families for their support and commitment throughout this short programme and we wish them all well in their rugby lives in the future.