Year 11 Rugby team progress to Quarter-Finals!

[11 Dec 2011]

The Year 11 Rugby League team continued their unbeaten start to the season with another victory in the Carnegie Champion Schools Yorkshire Cup. The win sees the team progress into the Quarter-Finals and moves the team to within one win of National Cup qualification.

The opponents for the boys, Spen Valley (Kirklees), battled well in a tough game, made harder through the atrocious conditions of wind, rain and the cold. The Sirius lads played well in parts despite missing several key players, however this gave other players the opportunity to stake a claim for a starting place in forthcoming matches.

The game started well for Sirius, with strong defence led by starting props, Liam Robinson and Andrew Ogden. With the new half-back partnership of Stephen Batty and Jansin Turgut controlling play, Batty sent Liam Bilton away down the left side, who in turn fed the supporting Macauley Duke to crash over, with Robinson converting. Three quick tries in succession from the strong running James Buttery (2) and the opponents Man of the Match, Macauley Hallett, two created by the impressive Turgut, with one conversion from Robinson, gave Sirius a 20-0 lead. The final score of the half was added by Bilton, who through his hard work, gained a thoroughly deserved score, to give Sirius a 24-0 half-time lead.

The 2nd half, played in terrible conditions, was one of many errors, however Batty gained an superbly worked try, before Hallett showed his pace to add his 2nd with two Robinson goals, with a solitary Spen Valley try in between, to give a final score of 36-6.

Special thanks to Rachel Gay for driving the mini-bus and helping with the team, and Jon Flatman for supporting the boys.

Please congratulate the boys on their performance and attitude:

Will Collier, Liam Gordon, Lewis Hackett, James Buttery, Liam Bilton, Jansin Turgut, Stephen Batty, Liam Robinson, Macauley Duke, Andrew Ogden, Macauley Hallett, Aiden Armstrong, Steven Marshall, Brendon McCourt, Jordan Gant, Macauley Longley, Ryan Brown.

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