Rugby: Year 10 vs Marylebone

he training and regrouping session after the drumming at Harrow clearly paid off.

It was the first game to be played at our new home of Barn Elms. The boys were very switched on during the warm-up run through. They executed the gameplan of remaining in the same area of the pitch for attack and defence very well. During the game they also implemented the tactic of not over committing to rucks.

The flat defensive line put early pressure on the Marylebone outside half and this lead to him kicking into space. This was gathered by Karl Hartigan, at full-back, who ran a hard line into midfield and managed to offload to Ryan King. He beat two defenders on with an arcing run and fed Beau Lee who had a 20m run in under the posts. The try was converted by James Myres, who scored his first try for the school and kicked 6 out of 7 conversions.

Man of the match for FBS was outside half Dan Hendry. He lead his backs in defence and created many holes that were exploited by our pacy outside runners. He also scored the try of the game; the Marylebone backline came flying up off an FBS scrum, Dan realised this and chipped the ball over the top of the defence and hacked on past the oncoming full back, gathered and touched down underneath the posts.

With another try from Dan, one from Louis Harel and two from inside centre Ryan King FBS ran out convincing winners against a boys school that is at the same stage of it’s rugby progression.

Fulham Boys School 47 – 5 Marylebone Boys School

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