Cockles Under-12s battle so well in Land Rovers Cup at Bristol

20:10 22 February 2012

Exmouth RFC Under-12 at Bristol for Land Rover Cup

Exmouth RFC Under-12 at Bristol for Land Rover Cup

Archant

Exmouth Under-12s had an early start for last Sunday’s trip to Old Redcliffians in Bristol to play in the land Rover Cup hosted by Bath RFC.

A squad of twenty departed the Imperial ground at 7.15am!

The young Cockles were drawn in a pool with Melksham, Bath and Old Redcliffians, winning two games and losing one.

That was good enough to take them into the quarter finals where they faced a Wellington team who had beaten them in the same competition when it was played last season at Exeter Chiefs.

The Cockles exacted sweet revenge with a clinically executed display by the forwards that allowed Exmouth to dictate the pace and flow and constant pressure and fine tackling by the backs eventually forced the error allowing the Cockles to bag a single try success.

In the semi-final they met Chippenham who narrowly edged them out by a single try and then went on to land the trophy.

All of the players put in a tremendous amount for the Cockles on the day leaving their coaches (and the many supporters who were backing them ) mighty proud of their efforts.

Squad (tries scored are shown in brackets); Joseph Oates, Ethan Langson-Justice (1), Max McConaghy, Conner Powell, Matt Seagar (1), Maddie Buckley, Jack Silvester (1), Hugo Flinn, Lawrence Knight, Will Tidball (2), Ollie Toomey (2), Josh Wibberley, Zach Higginson, Richard Hall, Callum Cross, Luke Hughes, Tom Talyor-Adey, Tom Cooke (1), Brad Branton, Jake Devine and Ieuan Kidd.

This weekend the team entertain Exeter Saracens.

t

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:15
Exmouth Town took on Newquay at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 5934-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Exmouth Town head for Falmouth tomorrow (January 31) to face a Godolphin Town side that sit sixth in the Premier Division, one place and two points below Town, but they have played two fewer than Town.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:44
Colyton Grammar School student Frank Rosenwald (wearing the number 10 shirt, back row, second left) with the current England Schoolboys under-18 squad

Frank Rosenwald, a Year 12 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been chosen for the England Schoolboys’ under-18 team after attending a series of regional and national trials, writes Ben Leahy.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
Rugby generic picture

Sidmouth Under-7s followed the same route they had taken seven days before to return to Exmouth for more action.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
Sidmouth third XV rugby team before their meeting with Crediton

Sidmouth third XV team are looking to arrange another fixture with a local club’s third team before the end of the season.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition

Exmouth's trusted business finder