BATs’ Review 5 November 2015

Schools’ Rugby

Victoria Primary School has its own pitches and this week we used these for touch rugby sessions with the P6s and P7s.

Our Wardie Primary After School Club was held indoor due to poor weather conditions. We organised mixed age group teams for a Hawick ball tournament. The children all worked well within their teams.

Trinity Academy, School of Rugby

This session we are focusing on individual players’ defensive skills, as well as an understanding of the systems we use and how to make them work effectively.

This week we worked on defence and tackle technique with the S1s and S2s. We started by teaching how to tackle with the shoulder and made the players hold tennis balls to prevent any shirt grabbing. From S3 up to seniors we worked on improving defensive line and shape during game situations.

There were no matches for Trinity Academy on Saturday.

BATs’ Youth Section

BATs’ training was back in the RAF Hall this week, following last week’s session at Raeburn place in preparation for the U16s’ game on Sunday.

BATS U16s v Ross Sutherland

BATs U16s had a long trip up north to play against a strong Ross Sutherland side in the U16 National Bowl quarter-finals. It was a long day, starting with an early meet at 8.15 on Sunday morning with a couple of coaches who had volunteered to help with the trip Mark and James. Thanks to coaches Mark and James who volunteered to help with the trip and also to those parents who came with us to cheer on the boys.

After a four-hour bus journey we were pleased with the way the boys performed and showed great endeavour early on in the game. Scores from Ben Muncaster and Alex Lundie, combined with some great kicking from Cameron Turner, gave us a strong 0-17 lead at half time.

In the second half we came under pressure, with Ross Sutherland scoring first. However, we responded quickly with a try from Harry Morris, converted by Cameron Turner, who had a great day off the tee. The final score was 10-24.

Overall we were hugely impressed by the way the boys played on the day. A huge thank you to all those who came along to play, coach and support, including Robbie Simpson who was injured but still came to support the team. Our thanks too to Ross Sutherland, whose hospitality was second to none. We send our best wishes for the rest of the season.


BATs U16s with their Ross Sutherland opponents

Posted on Thursday, 05 November 2015 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby