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  U11 Blitz Carlow RFC, 16/10/10

Smiles all round for opening games of the season

KRFC U11s travelled to Carlow last week nervously optimistic. New laws had been introduced for the U11 grade this season with scrums, lineouts and drop kicked restarts all to be negotiated for the first time in live game.

To add an extra bit of pressure, a gang of new players, freshly arrived to the game of rugby, were going to get their first taste of the helter skelter world of a mini rugby game. The new additions to the KRFC coaching side busied themselves by trying desperately hard to look like they knew what they were supposed to be doing.

The weather helped the day no-end as a spectacular crisp autumn morning greeted the participants and afforded players and spectators alike the opportunity to enjoy the festival of rugby to the full.

Kilkenny U11s edged the 4 games on the day benefitting from some strong running from their more experienced players and remarkably assured displays from some of their debutants. There were great tries scored for both sides in some thoroughly entertaining encounters played in a great spirit. Kilkenny enjoyed the rub of the green in the scrums, both sets of front rows eagerly contested each put-in with Kilkenny benefitting from a number of strikes against the head. Out of touch however, neither side seemed capable of securing their own lineout ball, something
definitely to work on.

All in all a good days work and all credit to Carlow who were great
hosts. Despite the good results there is still a lot to be worked on and the coaching staff are looking forward to an improved display against Rathdrum RFC in 3 weeks.