OB's U16's overcome WSM
OB's pace and handling trumps WSM set piece dominance
When OB's u16's were pushed off their own put-in at the first scrum and conceded an early try, it looked like we were in for a tough day at the office. However, some quick ruck ball and slick handling in the backs resulted in a 2-try response in the subsequent 10 minutes. Looks like we had a match on our hands!
The rest of the game followed a fairly set pattern. WSM dominated the set piece with an awesome line out catch & drive and a powerful scrum which outweighed us 2:1. However, OB's pace - aligned to some serious tactical nouse around the catch & drive laws - kept us in the lead and we hit back with tries every time WSM's juggernaut pack got them back in contention.
Big thanks to Weston for the last minute move to their ground after Failand was rained off.