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Rugby: Wisbech host Spalding RUFC for under-7, to U12 and show great teamwork

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On Sunday Wisbech hosted Spalding RUFC for under 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and 12’s, with all the teams truly reflecting the core values of the game – teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

The Wisbech U7 squad of nine formed two teams, Tigers & Panthers, to play Spalding.

All the young players from both clubs deserve praise for coping with the heavy pitches and very muddy balls.

U7's (28244853)
U7's (28244853)

Wisbech continued to develop their teamwork in defence, working hard to make tags. Despite the wet conditions there was lots of good passing which led to team tries and impressive individual efforts.

The squad has welcomed two new players in recent weeks and the regulars deserve praise for making them welcome and helping them feel part of the team.

Coach Dave Dobson commented: “Many thanks to all the supporters who applauded good play by players from both clubs, and thanks to the Wisbech parents for their help in running the team.”

U11's (28244794)
U11's (28244794)

• After a well-deserved week off, Wisbech U11’s welcomed Spalding to Harecroft Road.

After a brief warm-up, the game commenced and it soon became clear that Spalding were a much improved side compared with the last time these two sides met. The Wisbech players were taken aback by Spalding’s initial hold on the game. This solid start allowed Spalding to score first. However, Wisbech soon started to find their feet with good ball retention and rapid runs. Consistently accurate passing and offloading by Wisbech helped them to win the first match 5 tries to 3.

The second game started badly for Wisbech when poor decision making led to Spalding scoring the first couple of tries. Determined Wisbech soon picked themselves up and scored three terrific tries. Good rucking by all players made a significant difference in the second half. Wisbech won the second game by 3 tries to 2.

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