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It was another windy and wet day up in Oxfordshire making it tricky to play The Lambs famous fast and free rugby. Nevertheless, the first 10 minutes some nice running rugby was played with the lambs creating space in the midfield and pla

ying in the Welsh’s half before getting a penalty on their 5 metre where captain George Jones (Millfield), crashed it over for a try.

The Boys Club of Wales hit back strongly with two tries in quick succession - showing off the strength of their pack and crashing over the try line from the base of the ruck for their first try, and then scoring with a nice backs move to go over under the post for their second.

After the Welsh dominating possession and territory the Lambs stepped up their defence with some crucial tryline defending that enabled them to play ball in hand from the back. A scrum to the lambs was given to the lambs on the 10m line, Paris Mecrlain (Lord Wandsworth) picked it off the base and found a gap on the inside of the Welsh fly half. He draw in the fullback and gave it to Charlie Woodmansee (Berkhamsted) who stepped the winger tracking across to go over for lambs 2nd try.

21-10 half time

The Boys Club of Wales started the second half off well with a try early doors, again showing the strength of their forwards picking it off the base of the ruck to go over. 26-10

However, man of the match Mecrlain showed his power and strength by making a break and one on one with the fullback decides to score a try in proper number 8 fashion by running over their fullback and stretching out to the line with 1 or two defenders hanging off his back. Fast, Free and Powerful!

This really gave The Lambs the boost they needed, and in the final 10 minutes they were looking on top by making breaks all across the pitch. Then, Fergus Deans (King’s Canterbury) trundled over the line to score his first try for the lambs on his debut! For the last 5 minutes the lambs were looking like a winning try could be on the cards and were playing some lovely running rugby out of their half. Unfortunate

ly, with the poor weather there was a dropped ball, resulting in a loss of possession in the last few minutes where the Boys Club of Wales took no risks and ran the clock down by keeping it in the forwards until it was time to kick the ball out. Final score 22-26.

Alex Laybourne, DoR Lambs Rugby:

“We have had a good set of four games, an excellent win over Coventry, two lost to a kick or a conversion and a hard fought battle against Crawshays on a wet pitch in the middle of Wales! We have played Fast and Free, despite the weather this year, and the boys have stood up and taken ownership. There has been some superb rugby on show, it’s an exciting group that have played well and not necessarily been rewarded on the scoreboard – but they have excited the spectators! With the 7s season now upon us we will wait until that’s over before a couple of games pre-tour and we look forward to getting back together soon.”



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