Today saw Tewkesbury Under 11s take part in the Land Rover Cup at Rendcomb in Cirencester.
Tewkesbury were probably involved in the toughest group with Cinderford, Clifton and Cirencester being the other teams involved.
It was going to be hard and another tough day with seven of our squad unavailable.
Our first game was against a strong Cinderford side. However a lot of the first half saw Tewkesbury match Cinderford and hold them until just before half time when quick hands saw them score. The second half was a different story seeing Tewkesbury miss a lot of tackles and Cinderford score three tries.
Our second game would be against easier opposition in Cirencester and Tewkesbury didn’t disappoint starting strongly and showing they were capable of playing some quality Rugby. Four tries were scored by B.Roberts, S.Thomas, T.Leggett and E.Perry.
This left the boys going into the Third Game against Clifton pretty upbeat but this was always going to be a tough game. Clifton were too strong and scored three tries unopposed.
Tewkesbury 0 – Cinderford 20
Tewkesbury 20 – Cirencester 0
Tewkesbury 0 – Clifton 15
It was not a surprise to see the two teams who beat us fight it out in the final for the Cup. Well done to Cinderford who eventually came out on top as winners.
Hopefully with a full squad next week we will provide better results as we go to the rearranged County Festival at Cirencester.