Sensational 1st Half display sees Sirius through to Yorkshire Cup Final!

[02 Mar 2011]

The Year 10 Rugby boys produced an outstanding 1st half performance in their Carnegie Champion Schools Yorkshire Cup Semi-Final to blow away Colne Valley (Huddersfield). Playing in the neutral venue of Featherstone the boys produced a display of commitment, team spirit and skill to record an excellent 40-0 victory, their second whitewash on their route to the Final.

An excellent start was produced from the boot of Jordan Abdull, whose deep kick allowed Sirius to gain first use of the ball. Going close through Liam Bilton, superb hands from half-backs Abdull and Josh Wood created space for James Buttery to show speed and strength in crossing in the corner, Abdull stepped up and converted from way out on the touchline for an early 6-0 lead. As the game settled down the likes of Liam Robinson and the outstanding Andy Ogden laid the platform for the backs to show their skill. Again good hands from Wood and the impressive Jansin Turgut created an overlap for centre Steven Marshall to go over wide out, this time Robinson stepped up and converted from the touchline. With Ryan Brown, Bilton and Buttery making inroads into the defence Sirius again produced excellent hands to send over Will Collier in the corner for a 16-0 lead. Credit to Colne Valley who stuck to their task and through some big lads, tested the Sirius defence but led from the front by Macauley Duke, Sirius forced mistakes, which created the opportunity for Brown to race away and send over captain Turgut with Abdull converting for 22-0 Sirius. From the kick-off a fine return from the reliable Lewis Hackett allowed Josh Wood to provide an outstanding pass to send Bilton crashing over, with Robinson converting. The final play of the half saw a planned scrum move see Turgut draw in the defence before sending out a long pass to Collier to score his 2nd, Robinson converting again for 34-0 half-time.

The 2nd half saw Sirius going up hill, however the likes of Stephen Batty, Duke and Robinson stood up to the bigger Valley team in a tough 1st 10 minutes. The only score of the half was fittingly scored by the impressive Will Collier who completed his hat-trick, with Robinson again converting for a final score of 40-0.