It was a muddy cold old day up at Oxford on Saturday. It was obvious to many on the sideline that the boys were short of a training run or two. We seemed to not want to make those tackles and we really struggled to contain the speedy number 7 from Oxford.
One thing that went our way was our drive . It was pleasing to see on a number of occasions our awesome body positions as we drove back the Oxford players.
We do need to hold on to the ball in these situations and we often found turning it over lead to having no defensive line left to tackle.
John Luke slotted back into his old ways and tackled and ran his heart out scoring some good tries. His presence in the team has been missed over the last couple of weeks.
Sam's rich vein(not related to Craig's veins)of try scoring continues with 11 tries in the last three games. Four more this week. Travis continues to improve in every game he plays in. His running and tacklng has come a long way since the start of the season.
James also scored a hat trick of tries this week
We do need to improve our defence though. It seems without the constant contact at practices we forget how to get a shoulder on the opposition.
Thanks to Simon who took some great photos this week and to Michelle's dad who took some crackers last week.
I will try to use as many as I can.
Us 45 them 70.
Tries Sam 4
John Luke 2