08 October 2018 / Team News

Quins Under 9’s improve week on week

After the first month of fixtures the coaches of the Quins Under 9’s can only be pleased with the progress that has been made by the team since the transition from tag rugby to contact.

It is probably right to say that coaches and parents alike wondered how their children would adapt to the new style rugby but it is safe to say that they have taken to it like a duck to water.

Since the beginning of September the team has played 13 games through single fixtures, round robins or festivals. It is extremely pleasing for the coaches that no matter who is available on the Sunday the team know what they are supposed to do and there has been an incredible amount of consistency when taking the field.

Following the early season exploits the squad have faced Llandeilo where it ended in a hard fought and well played 3 all draw. Taking part in their first mini festival at the end of September the Quins played and beat Tumble (6 tries to 0), Tycroes (2 tries to 0) and Newcastle Emlyn (3 tries to 1) in the last game of the festival the Quins only just came up short against a very well drilled Llandovery side (losing 2 tries to 1). An admirable mornings work to score 12 tries and only concede 2.

On the first Sunday of October the squad travelled to Tycroes where they took on the hosts and Llangennech. In the first game against Llangennech the Quins won the toss and started the game in such a fashion that it set the tone for the morning in which team work was the order of the day, the way the team linked and looked for the supporting runners had the visiting parents jumping up and down as tackles resulted in turnovers which subsequently led to tries.

Not to take anything away from Llangennech they did not give up but such was the nature of the Quin’s defence they were left with little time to organise themselves, whereas the Quins patience was the key and this saw them victorious by 6 tries to 2.

Next up was the host team Tycroes who were out to avenge the defeat the previous week and in a titanic tussle from the beginning it was the Quins who took the ascendency before the hosts hit back scoring some fine tries of their own. In a nervous end to the game the Quins added two quick tries of their own to come out on top 7 tries to 5.

There is still a lot of rugby to be played before the end of the season but the hunger and confidence shown by the Quins team will stand them in good stead for the tough challenges that they will face as all teams improve as the season progresses. The Quins though are not destined to rest on their laurels and will continue to improve themselves.

The try scorers over the last few weeks have been Macs Hastings, Lloyd Thomas, Ioan James, Rhys Evans, Elliw Williams, Kian Williams, Sion Jones, Fin Robinson, Celt Evans but these tries couldn’t have happened without the support play and tackling of Jack Harris, Louie Thomas, Callum Scott, Finley Kelly, Lucas Blethcley and Matthew Stirling.

With two new recruits there are still places available within the squad should anyone wish to join this successful team, if anyone is interested the please contact the team managers or coaches who will only too happy to give your son or daughter regular game time and a happy and fun environment whilst learning new skills both on and off the field.


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