Juniors on the road

Royston took a mixed squad of 18 under-15 and under-16s to Cambridge on Sunday for the Cambridgeshire Cup, One of the players, Shane Hume, only took up the sport last month for the first time, while another, Jonathan Davies, was carrying a shoulder injur

Royston took a mixed squad of 18 under-15 and under-16s to Cambridge on Sunday for the Cambridgeshire Cup,

One of the players, Shane Hume, only took up the sport last month for the first time, while another, Jonathan Davies, was carrying a shoulder injury.

The props were both 14-year olds, but Max Harradence had a solid game in the tight and the loose, and Leon Rigaut played well on the loose head, despite being a specialist tight head.

Royston lost three games against strong opposition, Huntingdon 5-0, St Ives 17-0, and Cambridge 14-0, but were never disgraced.


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As in the previous game against Hitchin, Alex Harwood gave a man-of-the-match display of superb tackling, pushed close by Adam Oakman at fly half, who caused the opposition problems in attack and defence.

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