Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School 1st XV vs  The Oratory School
On: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Venue: at Home

Result: Lost 14-27

Tries: Jamie Vickery, Josh Smart

Conversions: Nick Evans

Man of the match: Jamie Vickery

A tough game to lose against a physical and tenacious Oratory, who stuck to their game plan and disrupted ours. Oratory were very physical in the rucks, and disrupted a lot our ball, tackling hard and putting us under pressure at every set piece.

Another big injury to the team with Tom Price out with a head injury, meant back line changes. A special mention to Nick Evans moving in to play scrum half, Jamie Vickery at fly half and Kieran Burgess, usually playing flanker, had to fill in at 12.

The boys fought to the end but just couldn't pull back the deficit of tries Oratory had scored. Some work around the ruck is needed to improve for the next game against Aylesbury Grammar, who will be physical and challenging again.