YOUTH RUGBY: Impressive Cirencester too good for Oxford Quins

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth rugby Local youth rugby

A SUPERB team performance saw Cirencester U16s run out six tries to two winners over their Oxford opponents.

Oxford Harlequins U16s 12

Cirencester U16s 36

A blistering start by the visitors saw them create numerous chances, twins Sam and Harry Johnson orchestrating the midfield and eventually Uzzell was forced over. Oxford's response was to utilise their considerably larger forwards and with Cirencester persistently infringing, a quick tap penalty gave the hosts the chance to level the scores.

For Cirencester, Mallard and Cattermole competed admirably at the set piece and Doyle was a revelation at blind side.

The visitors repeatedly ran the ball from deep and one such move created a try for Morse.

Forward play resulted in a third try when Killick charged down a hasty kick which Moreing, having a fine game in the second row, touched down for the easiest of scores.

On the stroke of half-time another sweeping team move gave Morse a second try to make the half-time score 26-7 to Ciren.

Quins had much the better of the opening to the second half and got a score despite some sterling work in defence by Niblett, epitomising his side's desire not to concede.

The last quarter was all Cirencester as they closed out the game, scoring two more tries.

Firstly a bouncing kick was poorly managed by Quins and turned over allowing Bannister a score and finally, off a set piece scrum, a switch move saw a number of tackles broken then a deft offload for Cater to score Cirencester's sixth try.

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