YOUTH RUGBY: Salisbury Colts pip Bassett in champions' challenge

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First published in Sport

DORSET & Wiltshire U18 Div Two (North) champions Royal Wootton Bassett came out narrow losers when playing their counterparts from the South region, Salisbury RFC U18s, to decide the overall winners of Division Two.

Royal Wootton Bassett Colts 5

Salisbury Colts 11

Salisbury were 11-5 winners in a tight match played at Marlborough RFC.

Both sides showed excellent skills, especially in defence.

Salisbury scored one try and kicked two penalties while Bassett scored one unconverted try through Josh Lewanituva.

Corsham U13s 17

Royal Wootton Bassett U13s 34

BASSETT U13s joined the club's title-winning U16s and Colts as champions of Wiltshire League Division Two and maintained their unbeaten run in cup competition with a five-try first-half blitz

Tries came from Ethan Peach, Ethan Pearson, Harrison Pearson (2) and Noah Clarke, with two conversions coming from Rhys Floyd.

It was a great end to a wonderful history-making season at this age group.

ELSEWHERE, Bassetts U16 ended their season with a resounding 67-0 win at Trowbridge; the club's U14s beat Melksham, while the U15s slipped to a narrow 16-18 defeat at Marlborough.

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