Manawatu U12 Match Report vs Dannevirke U12/U13
On Sunday the 18th of August 2019 the Manawatu U12 rep rugby team faced the Dannevirke U12/13 team at Ongley Park in Palmerston North. Following a week of appalling weather the sun managed to come out on the day, and although the ground was a bit soft it still allowed for some fast flowing play.
Despite the score, it was a tough game for the young Manawatu forwards because Dannevirke definitely came to play and were really competitive at the breakdown but Manawatu managed to keep in the fight and our defence scrambled really well, which ultimately won us the game. Our finishing off plays was excellent, often scoring off set pieces or quick turnovers and there were moments of individual brilliance from some players and then whole team efforts to get across the line. Given this was only the boys second game of the season they showed some real cohesion and it was evident they are starting to trust each other on the field.
The final score was 73-5 to Manawatu. Player of the day was Ryder Crosswell.
Tries: Tyrese Tane (2), Hunter Kennedy (2), Charlie Ferguson (2), Luke Atienza, Ryder Crosswell, Oshay Maxwell-Rogan, Kisione Ma'asi and Jamie Viljoen,
Conversions: Jamie Viljoen (8) and Bailey Ngatai-Cribb
Regards Belinda, Dave, Cribby and Brad