Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wonky's Words on the Herts 7s

Tournaments that require getting up before 7am on a Sunday morning are always going to be met with a grumpy Wonky! The Herts 7s was definately going to be a big learning curve for the U15s as it would be the first time most of the team would encounter the unforgiving nature of 7 a side rugby.

It was a lovely summer day with concrete pitches which saw us lose two of our players early on in the tournament. The learning started early with the girls playing too much contact and tiring themselves out but the early matches were good competitions and results were close. After only two games there were numerous grazes, skinless elbows and knees which seemed to be the order of the day and the odd tear was shed but understandably so. After all, England's men do not play this time of year as the pitches are too hard!

Towards the end of the tournament, play started to look more like sevens rugby with the ball being moved and avoiding contact being definately more visible which is a good thing. But the excessive contact, rucking and mauling of the first games definately showed in the last few - support was far behind and thus opportunities to score were missed.

The day was a day of firsts : Holly managed to score her first try, Florie was able to cry on three separate occasions as opposed to the usual one, Sydney scored what must be a record 13 tries and Jess charged an opposition winger narrowly into touch saving a certain try.

There was a lot learnt at the end of the day and now that all the girls have had a touch of 7's we can all get to work over the next two weeks : fitness is king girls - lets all make it to training so we can hit Nationals hard!!!!

Results :

Letchworth Saracens 10 v. 20 Oxfordshire A
Letchworth Saracens 15 v. 15 Oakmedians
Letchworth Saracens 5 v. 15 London Irish
Letchworth Saracens 40 v. 0 Old Albanians
Letchworth Saracens 27 v. 7 Old Northamptonians
Letchworth Saracens 5 v. 36 Bucks Jesters

Scorers :

Tries : Sydney (13), Melissa (2), Ellie, Holly, CJ, ???
Conversion : ???

Anyone know the missing scorers? If so please let us know so we can fill in the results panel properly!


  1. Wow! You girls must be a pro in playing rugby. I have a team of youth rugby in Denver, all practicing really hard at a sports center in Denver. I do hope they could become great players as you girls.

  2. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Old Northampton 27:7 I think. Played at 6 a-side as they only had that many players available.

  3. Thanks, Anon, for the opponents and the score. As the original list of scorers suggested Letchworth Saracens had scored 4 tries in that match, all we now need to know is who scored the extra try and the conversion .......


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