Match Report
Cathedral School, Llandaff Boys-U12A vs  Wetherby Preparatory School
On: Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019
Venue: Away

The U12s travelled away to St Edwards Oxford last Wednesday, for a festival of rugby against some prestigious schools. Their first match against St Hughes was a real tussle, with some fantastic attacking rugby on display from both teams, however two injuries to key playmaker Edward T and aggressive centre Olly J changed the pace of the game and into the second half two missed tackles gave St Hughes an opportunity to establish a lead that CSL couldn't quite overcome, losing narrowly 15-10. The second match vs Summer Fields Prep School was the hardest match of the day, carrying injuries from the first match it was a tough challenge for the CSL boys, and despite a bright start Summer Fields quickly dominated the contact area and eventually the whole match, winning every 50/50 battle through heart and desire alone to result in several easy tries (25-0). The CSL boys picked themselves up for their third match against Bruern Abbey and put in a fantastic display of rugby, spreading the ball wide and fighting through contact well to send our flyers over the line multiple times to seal a convincing victory 30-5. The fourth match against Whetherby was frustrating one for the supporters as the opposition played a tough but simple game that our boys would have been able to challenge under different form, however tired legs and a lapse in defensive concentration allowed Whetherby in for two scores before CSL really got stuck into the game. Some fabulous flurries of action came late in the game and returning scrum half Edward T managed to score after resting the previous two games from injury, but it was too little too late, finishing 10-5 to Whetherby. The fifth and final game was the toughest on paper yet, facing RGS High Wycombe who hadn't lost a match and drew with Summer Fields. Despite having run themselves into the ground, the U12's showed a tremendous amount of heart and courage as they faced the strong RGS team and they put up one hell of a fight, carving the opposition apart on multiple occasions, with slashing runs and hard carries. Only two tries from two missed tackles separated the two teams and CSL showed that when they turn it on they can be a devastating outfit, just need to find a key to consistency. The match finished 10-0.