West Norfolk Under 13 41 West Norfolk Schools
West faced a strong Barbarian side to participate in the Mallet Cup.
The first half saw West securing the ball, Lewis Rudd scoring the first try with Angus Williams converting.
Strong defence by West 13’s, kicking clear, allowed Jack Eales to score, Williams converting once more quickly followed by another try by Ollie Southgate.
Barbarians came back strong pushing down the field. West turned the ball over with Tane Dunn landing the next try. Superb passing throughout with Josh Gallagher and Mark Taylor displaying strong tackles. Barbarians cleared the field allowing them to score their first try, however a loose ball cost them another try to West secured by Harvey Cross.
During the second half Barbarians recovered strongly by scoring another try. Dunn pushed through with support from Rudd allowing Eales to score.
Both teams displayed some superb rugby and well done to all the boys who took part, especially the Barbarians who had trained hard in a short space of time.
The cup was presented to West by ex-New Zealand internationals Zinzan and Robin Brooke who commented how well the boys played.
l West Norfolk Rugby Club held its annual Boxing Day game, with a West Norfolk XV taking on a team of former West Norfolk players.
A number of ex-West players made their comeback to Gatehouse Lane, including several who have recently returned from studying or working away. The event raised over £1,000 for local charity causes.
Regular training has restarted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.45pm.
The next league fixture sees West away to Beccles tomorrow.