KLS U16 Cup finalists at Cobrats Penang
26th January 2019
Another busy weekend saw our U10, U12 and U16 teams head north to Penang to take part in the Cobrats Penang Mini-10s whilst our U16 girls took part in the Epsom College round-robin touch tournament and our 1st XV stepped out against last year’s MRL champions Keris Conlay. The Penang tourists had a great day out and came back with Cup runners-up medals at U16 and Plate trophies for both the U10 & U12 age groups – a great return on the day! A young and inexperienced U16 girls team also had a great day at Epsom, learning as they played, making great progress and even securing a draw against KYS!
U12 and U10 Plate winners at Cobrats Penang Mini-10s
Finally, our 1st XV were given some insight into what will be required to compete at the top level of Malaysian rugby when they came up against Keris Conlay on Saturday afternoon in Kelana Jaya. Overwhelmed and a little bit overawed by Keris in the first 20 minutes, Saracens found themselves chasing the game from early on, but found some confidence as they moved into the second half and, once self-belief had kicked in, began to compete at a level of which they are capable. The 40 points to 5 defeat will hang heavy in the minds of the players, but in the words of Bristol Coach Pat Lam, “you either win or you learn”, so the lessons will be looked at as soon as the players are back at training on Tuesday!