Creggs Rugby 7, Corinthians RFC 14.
Creggs Under-14 boys played Corinthians Blue team at home last Sunday. The home team were trying to win their third game in a row but just came up short with a 14 points to 7 defeat.
Creggs had the advantage of a strong wind at their back for the first half. The Corinthians team showed intent to be aggressive in the ruck and were not willing to take a back step. Creggs defended valiantly but could not get into the same groove as in the previous two games where they protected the ball well around the ruck. The travelling team looked on a few occasions that they were ready to open the scoring but ball not going to hand kept the score sheet blank. After about fifteen mins the pressure finally payed dividends when the big Corinthians number eight crossed the line just to the right of the posts, and it was converted.
Creggs fought back and Kaylum Curren gave a cross field kick for Jack Finn to run on too and he touch down for a try. Kaylum slotted it over to level the score. That’s the was it stayed until half time.
The second half continued like the first, Corinthians were winning the loose ball on the ground and managing to spoil the lineouts. Despite all the possession Corinthians were unable to add to the score board. This gave Creggs a small bit of confidence and it showed in their scrum which was solid enough. The game was well in the last quarter when ending a good passage of play, the Corinthians number 8 got over for his second try. It was converted to edge the visitors ahead again.
The home team made a few changes along the way and managed to get 25 players game time. With fresh legs on Creggs moved the ball out the backs but the Corinthians backs defended well. There was a small glimmer of hope when Cian Trimble went on a run and got over the line but the ref ruled that there was a second movement to get him over the line. At this point Creggs seemed to run out of ideas of how to break down a very solid Corinthians defence. This was a good tough test for the Creggs boys who have two weeks break before their next round.