Monday, June 27, 2011

Amberley 27 June.

Well after a game where we couldn't do a lot right we played a game where everything we touched turned to gold. Our tackling still wasn't great apart from Travis. The big plus from this game was the fact we had players organising. The talk off the ball was positive and we controlled the ball when we took it into contact. It was a great game and by half time we had already scored 13 tries. the Amberley defence improved in the second half and our scoring rate slowed a bit. Or was it the fact we had to run up hill, anyway we focussed more on passing the ball and this lead to one of out best tries of the season. John-Luke talked well and help organise us.

Ben showed us again he is really working hard on his rugby delivering the ball well from the base of the scrum and running well. Travis is becoming a real work horse, a bit of a Brad Thorn. Jacks's tackling is better every game and his work in rucks and mauls takes a step forward every week.

Jig's attacked the ball on the ground a great deal more than last week and when given a chance he showed us how well he can run.
Between them James and Callum had a bit of a try-fest with Callum getting 8 and James 5. Both boys are running well. We will be working on getting the pass and giving the pass to players in space this week cos when we do we can use our speed out wide.
Blake came close with some great support running and continues to show us his skills as he gets more involved.
We ripped the ball well and Sam showed his strength in this area. Some technical issues in the tackle for him have caused a wee bit of a concern but we will work on this area.

Bailey's speed hasn't been utilised this season just yet. He is at his best when he is running as a support player to the other team members as his pace is fantastic. Check out the photo above!!
Jayden has been thrown in the deep end by coming into the team halfway through the season but he is picking up the game one skill at a time.
Logan is working back to the form he showed in the Kaiapoi game when he tackled everything standing. His support play around the rucks and mauls is improving and when he runs he has a great turn of speed.

Lets hope we can maintain the momentum heading into the next game.
Thanks to Kathryn again for some great photos and Sue Kirwan, or someone Sue knows, who provided some footage as well.Thanks to all our supporters especially the ones who dont eat the special slice made for me!!!!!! Oh and Ned!!

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