U13 v Bournemouth (Away) 14 Apr 2012

Day 1
Group Stage
Monmouth 5 Swans 0
Monmouth 15 Esher 0
Monmouth 50, Wooton Basset 0
Semi Final
Monmouth 15, Lutterworth 5
Monmouth 0, Bournemouth 5

Day 2
Monmouth 5, Lutterworth 10
Monmouth 15, Cheshunt 0
Monmouth 15, Weymouth 0

Monmouth Crusaders (under 13’s) were on tour last weekend competing in the Bournemouth South Coast Rugby Festival. It was an excellent event attended by top quality teams from across the UK, and the Crusaders represented themselves and the town well both on and off the field.

u13 Bournemout Tour 2012

The first day of the festival was played in Bournemouth. The Crusaders got off to a great start winning the group stage of the tournament securing a semi final place with convincing wins against Swanage, Esher and Wooton Basset. During the group stage, the Crusaders scored 14 tries with none conceded.

u13 Bournemout Tour 2012

Monmouth then played Lutterworth in the Semi Final and earned a place in the final with a 15 to 5 point win. The final was then played against the host team Bournemouth. This was a very evenly matched game but the local team came out on top with a try in the last minute of the match leaving Monmouth Crusaders with the runners up prize.
On the second day of the Festival, The Crusaders again competed well winning games against Cheshunt and local team Weymouth, but losing narrowly to Lutterworth to again finish runners up.

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To take runners up medals on both days of the tournament against such high quality opposition was a tremendous achievement for the Crusaders and a credit to the whole squad and coaches.

Tries: Dylan Fletcher 2, Morgan Phillips 2, Rhys Carlton 5, Zelig Ho , Konrad Hohendorf 2, James Williams 1, Tom Watkins 2, James Lodge 3, Alan Hawkins 1, Alfie Withers 2, Louis MacFarlane 2, Todd Woods 1

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