Exeter Saracens Under 15′s started well against a well drilled side and finished the first half off at Saracens 15 Ivybridge 10.
However the addition of 11 Ivybridge substitutes onto the pitch meant that the Saracens had to contain almost a fresh side for the second half with the final score Saracens 15 Ivybridge 32. The Saracens did cross the line several times in the second half, however bad luck meant that the additional tries meant that the final score could not be brought back to a respectable 25/32.
Both sides were low on numbers resulting in a nine a side game being played and with so much space available led to a very high scoring game with Saracens coming out on top.
Dorchester hosted this game and the combined team put up a very spirited performance despite the fact that they had never played together before but they couldn’t match Sarries team work and more physical approach which enabled sarries to run out as very comfortable winners in this 11 a side game.
Saracens u13s hosted near neighbours Sidmouth in a great afternoon of rugby. The hard work put in at training shone through this week as the Sarrie girls put in a great performance on the pitch to record a good win.
This was a hard fought dual between two sides with different talents. The day was cold and the Saracens didn’t start as brightly as they are capable. The Saracens fell 17 points behind, then played to their strengths and the half finished 17 all. During the second half the game developed into a close match, watched by other age groups, into a magnificent game of rugby. The final result was Saracens 22 Barnstaple 27, with the result having the ability to swing either way. A great advert for youth rugby.
Try scorers Adam Cotgrove, Samuel Stevens, Lewis Geran and Laurence Joy Conversion Ben Rooke
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Exeter Saracens under 15′s didn’t play this weekend due to ten tors commitments and are currently looking for additional players who wish to join this ‘band of brothers’. As we head towards the rugby world cup 2015, some of which will be staged in Exeter, why not become part of that legacy. The Saracens under 15′s are, probably, the most diverse rugby team in Devon. They represent at least ten different schools and four ethnic groups, believed to be more so than any other team. Any player who wishes to join them can visit the Exeter Saracens website, or join them on Sunday’s or Wednesdays for training. Players will always be given game time, regardless of abilities, where possible.
Saracens were drawing at the end of the first half. Exmouth player, Ben Phillips, played for Saracens in the first half and scored two tries. His first try, he capitalised on an amazing run from Danny Knight. Daniel McDonald scored his first try of the season. Josh Allen scored twice. Levi Richards had another solid game, tackling hard and passing the ball to assist in the tries. The boys were great at ripping the ball from the Exmouth team but followed this by too many sloppy passes. Exmouth scored 8 tries in total. An excellent game played in good spirit!
This game was played at Tavistock RFC with the home team combining with Crediton to put out a full side. The score does the combined team a disservice as they tackled hard and kept attacking hard all afternoon and certainly didn’t give the Sarries an easy ride. Sarries victory was built on good team work and support play and a huge improvement in their work at the breakdown. The teams rucking produced lots of good clean ball which allowed them to maintain momentum to keep going forward, many of the tries were scored after many phases of play.
This was the first time this season that Saracens had been able to field a full side and it was great to see the hard work that has been put into training start to come through on the pitch. It was a real team performance with all players giving maximum effort and contributing to that performance both in attack and defence.