Last Saturday,the Banger Colts registered a win against the Royal Thai Navy junior team in a TRU Competition match, bouncing back from their recent disappointments.
The Colts hit the ground running with a powerful display. The encounter was largely one-way traffic. The Colts worked the ball through multiple phases to showing their intent to play open rugby. Early play was mainly confined in the Navy half and the Colts deservedly took the lead with a well-worked try in the tenth minute.
As seems to be the call these days, the penalty count went against Colts throughout the game. They never panicked though. The Colts barged forward all afternoon with good work by the forwards and backs. Quickly recycled ball and overlaps they weaved magic not seen this season. Superb tries by Alfred Roos, Laurens Notenboom, Yann Laporte-Fray Hpk, Dillon Weimar, Jurgen Homela and conversions by the ever reliable boot of Chris Masters.
The Colts were the stronger side and out-muscled Navy at the set piece. Thai Navy did not give up who continued to play with spirit and came close to crossing the line on a couple of occasions.The Colts main focus seem to turn to keeping their try-line intact. Despite the disparity in experience and size, the Navy students can be pleased with their performance.
What was exciting about the Banger game was many players were playing out of position This did not seem to faze them at all. They got on with the task at hand. Lesson learnt from previous encounters. Final Score: Banger Colts 31 Royal Thai Navy 3