Heath under 16s triumph in the sunshine

Squad: Miles Rice, Ed Cleary, Henry Warwick, Charles Newey, Will Reeves-Perrin, Alex Walker, Paul Odell, Harry Sandercock, Rob Ure, Sam Parker, Ben Tucker, George Tagg, Ben Stenning, Sebastian Moore; Coach: Clive Stenning
Squad: Miles Rice, Ed Cleary, Henry Warwick, Charles Newey, Will Reeves-Perrin, Alex Walker, Paul Odell, Harry Sandercock, Rob Ure, Sam Parker, Ben Tucker, George Tagg, Ben Stenning, Sebastian Moore; Coach: Clive Stenning

Heath Under 16s triumphed at East Grinstead RFC 10s tournament last weekend, winning all four games to run out champions.

Starting strongly Heath were quickly off the mark winning 5-0 against Lewes. Their second match against Cobham proved to be the toughest encounter of the day with Heath finding themselves 1-2 down at half time having had a try disallowed for not grounding properly. They regrouped and came out determined for the second 7 minute period and fought back against a fiercely defensive Cobham side to win 3-2.

Next up were the home team and Heath were expecting fireworks from the opposition but Heath’s pace and skill put them in a winning position very early and the final score of 5-1 to Heath is a reflection of the experience Heath showed all day in keeping their emotions in check and letting their rugby do the talking. The fourth and final match of a long and exhausting tournament played in beautifully sunny but very hot conditions allowed Heath to demonstrate all their skill, guile and fitness as they ran in seven tries to win 7-0.

A great tournament for Heath Under 16s who have proved their credentials at the 10s game! This squad will be moving through to the Colts next season so if anyone would like to join them on the pathway to senior rugby then contact Heath’s Director of Rugby, Glen Jones on glenjonesrugby@gmail.com or visit www.hhrfc.co.uk. New members of all ages always welcome.