U12 v Hereford (Home) 11 Mar 2012

24-10 Win

Monmouth Tigers entertained Hereford on Chippenham Fields in perfect conditions for running rugby. Hereford arrived early with healthy numbers and a strong record winning record.

Slight differences in playing codes between these two borders sides created a little apprehension in the Hereford ranks and the Tiger’s exploited this opportunity from the off.

In what must have been one of their most complete performances of the season as a squad the Tigers pressured Hereford from the outset, exerting pressure at the set piece and breakdown. This created a platform for the Monmouth half backs to dictate the pace of play and team entertained the small crowd to some fantastic running rugby. At half time the Tigers had secured a 12-5 lead and looked comfortable for the win. However, Hereford became more relaxed with the revised rules and started to play their own brand of attacking rugby. At this point in the game the Tigers demonstrated their defensive ability and managed frustrate Hereford’s offensive line. Two further scores and a second conversion put the game beyond Hereford, who pulled back a consolation try late in the second half.

A great game of rugby, played in good spirit by both teams.

Next week Monmouth Tigers visit Hereford for a re-match.

Tries: Brown (3), Hughes
Conv: Lane (2)

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