The under fifteens have continued their season with two spirited encounters. The first was against RGS Colchester: after another strong week of training, strategies were in place before the whistle, only for a slow start to lead to a converted try against us. Happily, a few clean breaks from numerous players got us back on our feet, and Jack finished the phase with a well-deserved try. Unfortunately Colchester then scored twice more through their strong and consistent forwards to secure the lead at half time. The start of the second half saw some fine individual performances from the likes of Tom B and Mauricio, and another try followed as John dived into the corner. But the physicality of the game began to show, and with substitutions for injury, Colchester eased away again before Woodbridge answered back with a lovely weighted kick from Barney for Mak to touch down under the posts. 19-35 the final score.
Next for the team was the national cup fixture against Ipswich. It was a shame that not all wounds had healed from the weekend, but our team gave their all in another physical and demanding match. The highlight came early in the first half when multiple strong carries by Jack W and others, led to John’s try – one for the whole team. Just before the break Mauricio then scored a very cheeky try in open play with a chip and chase, leaving the boys close enough to hope for more in the second half. Sadly it was not to be as Ipswich’s strength in depth proved decisive. Despite defeat, the team were immensely impressive: relentless tackling and hard work for the full 70 minutes, but Ipswich played their best game and they deserved the win. Special mentions go to Jack W, Kit and Barney who all had very strong games and refused give up or to allow Ipswich through.