There were four late cancellations last week, so not all teams had a run out prior to the Exeat weekend. However, the fixtures played produced a mixed set of results for the Bedford School Rugby Club.
It was great to select a 6th XV to play Uppingham and the boys put on a fantastic display of running rugby to score a number of tries. The 5th XV followed suit but the 4th XV suffered a narrow loss having fought hard to get themselves back to within three points of the opposition. Unfortunately the resulting fatigue meant that Uppingham were able to exploit a disorganised defence to score a try to seal the win in the closing stages of the game.
The U16 A/B and B/C teams put in strong performances against Wootton and Samuel Whitbread respectively. With the C game cancelled, it was a good opportunity for boys to play up a team. Some took this opportunity and have given the coaches food for thought on selection for Oakham.
With Rugby School cancelling the C and D fixtures, there were only two games at U15. Both teams lost to very physical opposition teams. However, on a positive note, both Bedford teams played with good attacking shape and just lacked the physical edge to capitalise on opportunities created.
The U14s faced a similar physical battle in St Alban’s. The U14 A and B teams lost out by similar score lines. However, strength in depth was a factor for Bedford as the C team won their encounter and the D team pushed the opposition very close. The D team just fell off a few too many tackles in the latter stages of a game they perhaps could have won.
|22 Sept 2015||4th XV||Home||Uppingham School||Lost 21 – 31|
|22 Sept 2015||U18E||Home||Uppingham School||Won 33 – 31|
|22 Sept 2015||6th XV||Home||Uppingham School||Won 48 – 22||Friendly|
|22 Sept 2015||U15A||Away||Northampton School for Boys||Lost 13 – 49||Friendly|
|22 Sept 2015||U14A||Away||St Albans School||Lost 17 – 32|
|22 Sept 2015||U14B||Away||St Albans School||Lost 12 – 32|
|22 Sept 2015||U14C||Away||St Albans School||Won 36 – 22||Tries: Crankshaw, O'Donovan, Turner, El Ghul, Adeyemi, Ashcroft
|22 Sept 2015||U14D||Away||St Albans School||Lost 41 -35|
|24 Sept 2015||2nd XV||Home||Samuel Whitbread Academy||Cancelled|
|24 Sept 2015||U16B||Away||Wootton Upper School||Won 60 – 12||Friendly|
|24 Sept 2015||U16C||Home||Samuel Whitbread Academy||Won 20 – 17|
|24 Sept 2015||U16D||Away||Rugby School||Cancelled|
|24 Sept 2015||U15B||Home||Samuel Whitbread Academy||Lost 38 – 5|
|24 Sept 2015||U15C||Home||Rugby School||Cancelled|
|24 Sept 2015||U15D||Home||Rugby School||Cancelled|