Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U15A vs  Eton College
On: Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019
Venue: at Home

U15A Match Report- RBCS 14 - 7 Eton

Try Scorers- Tom David, Jack Rushton

Conversions- Tom David (2)

Brief match report-

With a 7.30 kick off and it being a floodlit match- what an experience for both teams. Playing against Eton was a massive privilege, a side that have beaten Epsom, Bedford and Radley college this season and it was a daunting task for the squad, but with with intensity, belief and attitude the boys really put the visitors under pressure retaining ball well and never taking a backwards step. Hard lines were run, Jackals made, and everything seemed to click. Tom David scored a well worked try running clear from 30m going under near the posts in the first 10 minutes. Eton were in a state of shock at the sheer ferociousness of our defensive line but did stutter into life and scored in quick reply to buoy their hopes of a victory at the half time break.

After the break RBC gathered themselves and worked well, playing in the right areas of the pitch and cramping any opportunity that Eton gave themselves. Jack Ruston eventually got ball in their 22 and squeezed himself over the try line to make it 14 - 7 with 15 minutes to go. Game management from then on was exemplary and we kept Eton at bay to spark scenes of jubilation.

Put simply- RBC have really got a feather in their cap here- to beat Eton- (which hasn't happened for a long time if ever at any age group at RBC) have proved that there with the 'big boys' of school rugby and it should serve as an inspiration to the rest of the rugby family at RBC. I couldn't be prouder of the boys and it was great it was witnessed by so many, after what was a great day for TEAM RBC after the first fifteen put 20+ points on Pangbourne a few hours earlier. Honestly- The most exceptional performance of my (nearly) 10 years at Blue Coat.

Men of the match- it could be any of them...

Tom David, James Stewart, Harry Overton

Special Mention- Lucas Dance- playing a year up- showed great defence and what a prospect.

Mr Mitchell