Team Write Up 26th May 2018 v Highfields

Under 8’s
Thank you to Highfields Eagles (U8’s) for organising 3 teams for Saturday’s game, your efforts are greatly appreciated. This extra game meant for an early start with the first team having to make their way to Highfields for a 7.45am run-on which most did with ease.

Game 1 – Great game for our little U8’s Roosters against the Eagles going try for try until half time. Roosters really looked good keeping their line and filling in the gaps without prompting most of the time. Lots of quality tackles and working well as a team each week. Completion rates not quite as good as the week before. Sheileen really gaining some confidence with running up the ball.
Coach: Michael Wilkinson
Man of the Match – Jax Robinson
Player’s Player – Sheileen Tatow-McIntosh

Game 2 – It was a great game with all of the team putting in a fantastic effort, especially for so early in the morning! Max and Jack pulled off some great cover defence and the whole team is really starting to work together. I really want to say thank you to Highfields for making sure they could field 3 teams for us to play.
Coach: Charles Howe
Man of the Match – Max Carey
Player’s Player – Jack Sharpe

Game 3 – We had a full team up against the Highfields Eagles for the 3rd game, some of the Highfields team had backed up earlier but still they put up a massive fight against our Roosters. Everyone played well as a team, taking it in turns to run the ball, playing off each other and scoring some breakaway tries. We saw some awesome tackle work on the sideline gaining penalties for Valleys and the determination and dedication of the little fellas taking on the big kids up the middle, hanging off them until they fell to the ground was great to watch. Thank you to Highfields for a fun and challenging game.
Coach: Darren O’Neil
Man of the Match – Conor Gilberd
Player’s Player – Jay Cook