Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official NEWARK RUFC app

View

Under-16s head to NLD Final

By Newark RUFC - WEB SITE

A well-deserved and hard fought victory

Under-16s head to NLD Final

Newark 24 Paviors 22

The Under-16s head to the Three counties Cup final on April 7,the second NLD final for this group of players and it was done in nail biting fashion with the last kick of the match - a penalty from full back Ben Lee (at the second attempt!) which Owen Farrell would have been proud of…

On a very heavy pitch, Newark went ahead with two early tries from centre George Bacon and prop Ryan Turukowsky.
Both were well worked scores with multiple phases committing Paviors to the breakdown, stretching their defence and creating holes.

Perhaps, confidence was too high after a near perfect start to the game and two sloppy errors allowed Paviors back in, with a couple of frustrating scores.

After more sustained pressure and excellent ball retention, the momentum of the game looked to have shifted when Newark lost their skipper and ‘turnover machine’ George Coen, who had to leave the field with a serious knee injury.

The coaching team steadied the ship and Newark reverted to the game plan with some dynamic work at the breakdown and an ‘Exeter style’ try after several pick and goes round the corner of the ruck - Finn Milligan finishing the move with four Pavs players failing to hold him up over the line.

The Newark pack continued to dominate both scrum and the break down but some uncharacteristic handling errors (and a few wayward line-out throws!) gifted the ball to the dangerous Paviors backline who were a constant threat through their potent back three.

Almost inevitably, Paviors ran in two tries out wide and crept into the lead, 21-22, for the first time in the match with 10 minutes to play.

Paviors were now camped 10-metres from Newark’s try line but the U16’s ‘multi-phase’ rugby ethos and a 25 metre rampage from Ryan Turlukowsy saw Newark break into the opposition 22.

Under pressure, Pavs were forced to infringe at the breakdown which presented Ben Lee with the opportunity to write himself into the NRFC history books...

Just to add to the drama, his first attempt drifted to the right but was retaken due to some excitable Paviors forwards attempting to charge down the penalty!

The referee ordered a re-take and Ben calmly stroked home the winning kick.
The touchline erupted and the boys celebrated their progression to the final – Ben’s dad could be seen grinning widely for the remainder of the afternoon.

A well-deserved and hard fought victory which was a real indicator of the fitness, composure and confidence that exists in this group of young men.

Final - Derby at Scunthorpe on the 7 April…

Report submitted by Rob Wildman

Report by Paul Bratton

Updated 06:04 - 18 Feb 2019 by Newark RUFC - WEB SITE

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Crab Football

Fixtures
Sat 23 Feb
a
1st XV STAMFORD
Cup 14:00
h
2nd XV Keyworth XV
Friendly 14:00
a
2nd XV DERBY 3
Friendly C – C
C
h
3rd XV LINCOLN
Friendly C – C
C
Sun 24 Feb
h
Under 14s Training
Training 10:00
h
MINI U12S RED TEAM NEWARK RUFC
Training 10:00
h
MINI U12S YELLOW TEAM NEWARK RUFC
Training 10:00
h
Under 13s Sheffield
Friendly 10:30
h
MINI U12S BLUE TEAM ASHFIELD RUFC
Friendly 10:30
h
MINI U12S GREEN TEAM ASHFIELD RUFC
Friendly 10:30
h
SENIOR YOUTH 2018-19 CORSAIRS
Friendly 11:00
a
Under 15s Sheffield
Friendly 11:00
a
GIRLS U18 NLD GAME
Friendly 14:00
Thu 28 Feb
h
SENIOR YOUTH 2018-19 Player & Parents Meeting
Friendly 19:30
Sat 2 Mar
a
League 15:00
a
League 15:00
h
MINI - Under 10s PRIMA CUP
Cup 15:00

News sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors