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Gibraltar Dragons-Volker Stevins under 17's V San Roque

San Roque

Saturday saw the start of the second half of the under 17s season with a home game against San Roque, also a new team to the under 17s league and it was a good day of rugby for all.

The day started with an under 10s game between San Roque, another new team like ourselves. It’s wonderful to see rugby being developed through the age groups and all the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. With some hard play, our boys had the edge slightly having played more rugby. Their awareness edged them the game, with some good running, wonderful tries and more importantly, the game played in a wonderful spirit by both teams,
Ibex Insurance under 11s consisted of Charlie Lowslley Williams, Jamie Ross, Bradley Hewitt, Kalib Falconer and the deadly duo of Jack and Sheigh Wilson with ‘Jack the Ripper’ living up to his nickname by scoring a brace of tries.

We then had the main game of the day with VOLKER STEVINS UNDER 17S playing against San Roque. Both sides seemed rusty from the start but the Dragons dominated the first half, playing well and scoring five tries, three of them being converted. The boys made some good runs and inroads and when needed, tackled well with a good defence.
Second half the boys came out on a high but San Roque had something to prove and for the first twenty minutes had the Dragons camped in their 22. All the hard work was rewarded with a try for the San Roque boys, however the Dragons replied straight away with a piercing run by Philip Reyes who also converted his try. This seemed to re-ignite the boys and they piled the pressure back onto the San Roque team who wilted slightly under the pressure and the boys went onto to score another try. Gibraltar could have scored more tries however the San Roque boys were exhausted and as often happens injuries started creeping in, making the final 15 minutes very disjointed and not allowing the running rugby we had earlier. The final score was a very creditable

As we always say the most important thing is the team however some guys do stand out. Bobbie Blackburn’s defence play was judged to be outstanding by his coaches and was named man of the match. A special mention by the referee was for Liam Rovegno, who played his first game for the under17s and opened the scoring.

VOLKER STEVINS under 17s team consisted of
Nick Seabourn, Bobbie Blackburn, Jae Farrell, Alex Andrews, Tyrone Montegriffo,
Patrick Gill, Adam Golt, Moussa Tuznani, Jonathan Smith, Philip Reyes, Luke Welland,
Aslan Pervez, Daniel Conglaves, Liam Rovegno, Tim Hermida, James Spark Borja

Tries scored by
P Reyes 4, L Rovegno , D Conglaves, M Tuznani
P Reyes 4, A Golt.

Next week the Volker Stevins under 17s, face Marbella B at Guadiarro with the All Sports Bar under 15s also facing Marbella B at the same pitch
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