Youth Rugby: Dursley triumph at Sevens tournament

Gazette Series: Dursley U11s: Back Row – Alex Gunton, Ben Fallows, Sam Butcher (c), Philip Gunton, Mathew Price, Ace Milan, Harry Bennett; Front Row: Sam Rabjohns, George Baxendine, Liam Baker, Zac Fernandes, Lagan Baldwin. Dursley U11s: Back Row – Alex Gunton, Ben Fallows, Sam Butcher (c), Philip Gunton, Mathew Price, Ace Milan, Harry Bennett; Front Row: Sam Rabjohns, George Baxendine, Liam Baker, Zac Fernandes, Lagan Baldwin.

DURSLEY under-11s were crowned champions at the annual Cirencester RFC Sevens tournament.

In their first game against hosts Cirencester, they dominated the first half with Ben Fallows sneaking down the blindside from the back of a ruck and scoring the first try.

Harry Bennet had a good run to the corner but was bundled into touch before he could get the ball down.

The second half saw Cirencester come out with real determination. Dursley, however, stood their ground and managed to keep them away from the try line, securing a 5-0 win.

The second pool game was against Bredon, and Dursley played a real team game.

This resulted in a 40-0 win with two tries from Lagan Baldwin, both of which he bulldozed through the Bredon defence.

An evasive run gave Liam Baker a well-earned try. Quick thinking from Phillip Gunton and a quick tap and go when the opposition’s backs were turned saw him run half the length of the pitch unchallenged and touch down.

There were also tries form Sam Rabjohns, Sam Butcher and two for Zac Fernandes.

Dursley won their pool and played Fairford in the play-off for the Cup tournament.

Again they came out firing with an early team try being grounded by Fernandes.

Further tries from Ace Milan, Phillip Gunton and George Baxendine secured their place in the final with a 20-0 win.

The final saw them playing Cirencester again.

Dursley scored an early try with a great run into the corner by captain Sam Butcher, who had led by example throughout the whole tournament.

A minute before the end the ball went through the hands, ending up with Ben Fallows getting through a tackle and scoring to secure a 10-0 win.

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