rugby youngsters celebrate tournament victory
Rugby Club's Under 12s team have been celebrating a regional tournament.
team travelled to Yeovils Ivel Barbarians to take part in
their 2012 Festival of Rugby Tournament, competing against seven
other quality teams from as
far afield as Dorchester, Sherbourne, Wareham and Wellington.
having the smallest squad of boys in the competition and including
four boys playing up a year from the Under 11s, Burnham still
managed to win every one of their matches, conceding only two
tries - emerging as festival winners.
"This was truly a fantastic squad achievement and every
player gave 110% to the cause by winning all their pool matches,
playing exciting powerful running rugby to beat three very strong
sides - Wellington 10-0, Castle Cary 25-0 and Swanage & Wareham,
who had some very big boys, 25-10," said Head Coach Nigel
"Next up in the semi final were the runners up from pool
A, Sherbourne. In a very closely contested game, Burnham eased
into the final 10-0. A well organised Dorchester, winners of the
other semi-final, were the opponents in the final. During a game
where both teams were evenly matched, Burnham gained the upper
hand. The whole team defended and tackled courageously to keep
Dorchester from crossing their try line and finish as the tournament's
"Individuals who performed particularly well were Yiannis,
Samuel Everett, Sam and Simon Elrick, Dan Curry and George Goodall,
but man of the tournament was undoubtedly Manu who played with
power, pace and skill and showed what a truly exciting prospect
he is for the future."
Nigel added that the team went into the tournament unbeaten all
season and this was their chance to prove how good a team they
are. "The whole team rose to the challenge by playing some
fantastic rugby to win the trophy," he concluded.