Junior Siam 201725/04/2017
JUNIOR SIAM 2017 RESULTS - Saturday 29th April
(U7-U11 = number of tries)
U7 GUERNSEY 143 - 131 Jersey
U8 JERSEY 8 - 2 Guernsey
U9 GUERNSEY 1 - 1 Jersey
(Guernsey win 12-8 on try difference)
Jersey Reds1 - 4, Guernsey1 - 10
Jersey Reds2 - 4, Guernsey2 - 2
Jersey Reds1 started well and kept pace and intensity with their opponents and were narrowly trailing 4-2 at halftime. However Guernsey's strength in the centre prevented Reds1 direct approach of attack and resulted in a several turnovers for the visitors. Conversely Guernsey's strong and straight running allied with support play and willingness to offload the ball breached Reds1 defence numerous times in the second half allowing them to run up a 10-4 victory in what was an fairly open and free running game.
Jersey Reds2 faired better with a very resolute defence gaining numerous 7-tackle turnovers and the associated possession. The lower scoring reflected both team's commitment to tackling with Reds2 edging the scoring to win a determined game 4-2.
The overall 1-1 draw was well deserved with both teams and supporters alike espousing the Spirit of Rugby; Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. Congratulations to all and here's to next year's festival!
U10 JERSEY 11 - 4 Guernsey
The U10’s game started with the intensity that was to be seen throughout the whole 30 minutes. Jersey scored first much to the delight of the home crowd, soon to be matched by our visitors. It was so nice to see two girls in the Jersey squad and one in the Guernsey squad giving the boys a run for their money and tackling with true determination and passion. Jersey seemed to keep applying to pressure and it was a pleasure to watch their style of play and teamwork improve as the minutes ticked by. Captained by Lance Armstrong all the team played their part and it seemed that our team of 13 was indeed lucky for us. During the second half the tries seemed to be coming thick and fast with the crowd support getting louder each time. It was a fantastic game to watch with tackles coming one after another, they were strong in the ruck and wont the ball back many times. The pace was fast with some excellent ball handling across the pitch setting up for more tries. The game ended 11 – 4 to Jersey.
Tries: Finley Thomson (3), Lance Armstrong (3), Connor O’Keefe (2), Josh Douglas, Harrison Butler, Rory Claxton
U11 JERSEY 5 - 1 Guernsey
Magnificent as a team in defence the boys held strong against a persistent Guernsey side that never gave up. Physically Guernsey were a match for Jersey however the tackling and ripping of the ball in tackles by the Jersey team was phenomenal leading to a high number of turnovers. Both sides competed hard at the breakdown but Jersey were to come out dominant based on their ability to move from defence into attack at speed.
The passing at times was sublime as the Jersey team moved the ball wide through many pairs of hands resulting in strong running and a number of scores out wide.
Overall the desire and commitment, support play and passing coupled with a strong team ethic allowed Jersey to run out winners by 5 tries to 1.
Tries: Owen Graham (2); Will Hodgson; Callum Cuthbert (2)
(U12-U13 & Girls U15 = 5 points for a try, no conversions)
U12 JERSEY 40 - 10 GuernseyFollowing a recent trip to Guernsey when they were beaten by their hosts, the U12s really stepped up to the occasion at the Junior Siam Cup. After a slow start, dogged by handling errors, the fragmented Jersey slowly gained composure but were lucky to finish the first half 3-2 up, after Guernsey failed to capitalise on a couple of clear opportunities. Like the old football cliché, it proved to be a game of two halves and Jersey were totally dominant in the second half. First half nerves had dissipated, the forwards were consistently winning the ball at the breakdown and feeding it out to the backs who ran rampant with Jersey scoring 5 answered tries. A brave but tired Guernsey fought to the end but with a magnificent second half team performance Jersey deserved to retain the Siam cup, the final score 40-10
U13 JERSEY 20 - 10 Guernsey
The first half went according to the Jersey game plan, quick ruck ball and out to the speedy wingers Jordan Black and Brandon Guillemot. They stretched the Guernsey boys and a fine break by fly half George Daniels cut a large hole in the Guernsey defence and he went all the way to score a fine try. The front row were having a great time with Max “ Disco Pants” Tennant, James Cushing and Olly Pearce crashing into the Guernsey defence and making metres of ground. One such run by Cushing resulted in a quick off load that went out through the backs and he found himself back with the ball to round off a great team move with a wonderful try.
When Guernsey resorted to the kicking game, full back Noah Carey caught everything and then ran back at the Guernsey line. One such move saw him in acres of space for a great touch down. Guernsey failed to learn and another long kick saw Carey collect the ball and offload to centres Cole Graham and Dylan Stocks. A quick exchange of passes with Nº 8 Josh Stockwell saw Carey bursting through on the outside to score and put Jersey up 20 points to nil with half time fast approaching.
U14 JERSEY 52 - 5 Guernsey
The restart kick-off was taken by Danny Alves who was quickly up to full speed and like a battering ram broke several tackles to score under the posts, again David Quinn added the extras; 21-0 after 6 minutes.
U15 JERSEY 70 - 0 Guernsey
U15 Girls JERSEY 25 - 10 Guernsey
Colts JERSEY 20 - 5 Guernsey