Haywards Heath Rugby Club's U11's excel in Land Rover Cup

Last weekend saw Heath Under 11s in action at the Land Rover Cup held at Staines RFC in association with Harlequins, alongside a strong turnout from rugby club teams across the South East.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 11:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 1:23 pm
A number of Heath Under 11s met Chris Robshaw at The Stoop. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman.

Heath were drawn in a tough pool with Farnham, Chobham, Teddington and Beckenham.

The allocated pitch was quite narrow which restricted open play but nevertheless, the team performed extremely well, winning all their games comfortably, without conceding a single try.

There is no progression at this age in the Land Rover series, but hearing Bognor had also won all their pool games, the Heath coaches organised an extra game on the spot with the support of the organisers.

Heath Under 11s had fun in the Land Rover tournament before visiting The Stoop. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman.

The hope of tougher competition rallied the Heath boys, who simply shocked Bognor from the starting whistle.

The game proved rather one sided and was conceded by the opposition shortly after half time, attracting attention to the excellent play of Heath U11s.

A few of the Harlequins players were on hand at Staines, and came to chat with the U11 squad.

Most of the team then moved onto The Stoop to support Harlequins in their Premiership match against Worcester Warriors - a great day was had by the squad as some even managed to meet former England captain and Quins professional Chris Robshaw face to face!

A number of Heath Under 11s met Chris Robshaw at The Stoop. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman.
A number of the Heath U11's got to meet Chris Robshaw at the Stoop after their matches. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman
Heath Under 11s had fun in the Land Rover tournament before visiting The Stoop. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman.
A number of Heath Under 11s met Chris Robshaw at The Stoop. Picture courtesy of Tracey Spuyman