Although the score doesn't reflect the way Monmouth played. First game done and what a game to start with!! Penarth were probably the best team we have ever played since Tony started coaching.
After talking to their coaches who were full of praise for our boys they explained they had 12 district players playing and 1 x athletics international sprinter playing.
Review of the tour.
Monmouth Lions went on tour this weekend to the Leicester Tigers rugby festival in Butlins Minehead for the first time with kids and coaches looking forward to testing their skills against all other teams across the UK and Ireland. The lions packed their bags and with only 12 players (so no subs) knew they would be facing a hard weekend set about their challenge to go against other clubs who brought 20+ players.
The first game saw the Lions play the Irish - Lisburn RFC 2's.
On a bright windy Sunday morning the Lions visited Caldicot in an earlier than normal kick off at the request of the home team. Earlier in the week, Caldicot had contacted us explaining they had low numbers and asked if they could borrow some if we had enough.
Was this a 'bluff' or were they struggling?.....
Tries from : Lewis, Morgan, Angus (2), Dylan, Oli Scrivens, Robbie, Harry Johnson (2), Ben, (Nearly Zav - good tackle oli)
On Sunday 2nd March the Lions entertained Ross-on-Wye in what was a much needed, long over due match. Due to recent floods on the pitch there had been no rugby so everyone was eager to get back to it. Some of the parents came along early and the pitch was soon clear of debris from the recent storm.
Ross turned up with a disappointing 5 players. However, rather than cancel the game it was decided to lend them 5 players each half and both sides could get some much needed game time.