Welcome to Youth Rugby
Players all looking very ground up!
We welcomed London Welsh A team to Royston on a glorious and warm sunny day. This was supported by a very good competitive game with each team have areas of strength.
Royston did not have the intensity required from the start and soon found themselves 3 tries down within 10 minutes with London Welsh exploiting their opportunities. Thereafter the game was a lot more evenly contested between the teams. There was some very good contact work at scrums, rucks and maul (1 good try from our mauling) by Royston. Our attacking play was good and quite instinctive at time which resulted in 3 good tries from the backs after the forwards worked hard to create the space needed. To counter this London Welsh had periods where they moved the ball very well through the hands and made for an attractive game. In the end the early start that London Welsh got proved decisive and they won the game 30 points to 25 points.
The game was played in a very good spirit from both the players and the spectators. A great day out for our players as they move into the Junior ranks. Well done to the players.
It was also the first time that they arrived in shirt and tie - all looked very grown up and professional.
Thank you to London Welsh as they had a long journey to get to us.