Year 10 Rugby boys progress to Yorkshire Cup Semi-Finals

[16 Feb 2011]

The Year 10 Rugby team progressed through to the Semi-Finals of the Carnegie Champion Schools Yorkshire Cup with a convincing win over the best school team in Leeds, Temple Moor, a win that also qualifies them for the National competition stages. The boys defended superbly throughout the match, limiting the talented vistors to one solitary try. Next up for the team is Colne Valley (Huddersfield) in the Yorkshire Semi-Finals.

The match started well for Sirius, with good defence forcing a mistake from Temple Moor. Good work from forwards Liam Robinson and Andrew Ogden created the opportunity for half-backs Jordan Abdull and Josh Wood to send over centre Liam Bilton in the corner for a 4-0 lead. The boys then defended for a spell of ten minutes led by the influential Macauley Duke, before a kick through bounced off the post padding for Temple Moor to score their only try and draw level at 4-4. This sprung Sirius into action with the likes of Steven Marshall, Aiden Armstrong and James Buttery leading from the front. A kick through from captain Jordan Abdull created an opportunity for Josh Wood to give Sirius the lead back, with Abdull converting for a 10-4 lead. Soon after strong work from Robinson created a gap for Macauley Adams to race away for an Abdull converted try to give Sirius a half-time lead of 16-4.

The second half started off with Sirius again defending however led by the likes of Ryan Brown and Lewis Hackett the boys kept Moor out. Two quick-fire tries for Adams giving him is hat-trick with one conversion from Robinson gave Sirius a 26-4 lead, however credit to Temple Moor who again stuck to their task and attacked Sirius. Against the run of play good work from Josh Wood and Liam Bilton allowed Abdull to put in a cross-field kick for winger Will Collier to score out-wide. Adams then crossed for his 4th try, his 9th in two matches to push Sirius further into the lead. Sirius then began to play some excellent Rugby with Stephen Batty making an impact from the bench, this created space for Bilton to slip a great pass to Jordan Gant to cross for a try in the corner. With seconds left on the clock Temple Moor put in a kick which bounced behind the Sirius line, however Sirius then produced an amazing try to go the full length of the pitch with Andrew Ogden crossing in the corner for a final score of 46-4.