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Under 10`s match report – 12th Jan Winnington Park (Home)

The early frost cleared leaving the Derby Fields in remarkably good condition for the Macc fixture against visitors Winnington Park returning after their visit just before Christmas. Both clubs have excellent numbers in their U10 age groups and three squads from each club played 2 matches each on a busy morning’s rugby.

Macc continued their excellent recent run of results, almost repeating their perfect 6/6 against Manchester last week, losing just one of 6 matches and that by a single score. Like last week, Macc’s tries came from across the group with 13 different players touching down.

Winnington Park gave Macc a proper test across all the matches and the scoreline against them was harsh given the effort their players put in right to the end. The difference to the last visit to Macc, when Winnington edged the matches 4-2, was mainly in the Macc defence and work at the ruck as they made Winnington work very hard to keep the ball and starved them of any dangerous forward momentum. The result of this defensive pressure was that the Sharks and Tigers allowed just a single try against them in their 4 matches. With the ball, Macc played with some good width at times, especially in the Sharks squad, getting somewhere near to where the coaches want them to be in terms of attacking organisation.

Results and scorers by squad:

Sharks

Macc 8 Winnington 0 : Will M (3), Chris H, Billy (2), Olly, Aaron

Macc 4 Winnington 0 : Will P, Olly, Billy, Chris

Player of the week : Aaron for some great upfront tackling leading the defence and strong running in attack

Tigers

Macc 2 Winnington 0 : Charlie W, Ryan

Macc 2 Winnington 1 :  Ben (2)

Player of the week : Ben, helping turn round a try deficit in the last match with some good intent and two match winning scores.

Lions

Macc 3 Winnington 4 : Charlie O, Angus, Ian B

Macc 4 Winnington 3 :  Charlie O, Alistair, Charlie S (2)

Player of the week : Charlie S for some good tackling, running in attack and try scoring in the Lion’s win.

#maccrugby

"It's very humbling to score so many tries today, we had a few hard conversations in regards to how we want to play and I think it worked out for us!" Rohan Jense Van Rensburg is delighted with the result and having @SaleSharksRugby back to their best 💪 #HeinekenChampionsCup

IT'S CHAMPAIGN RUGBY 🍾 Lood de Jager with a backdoor offload, Jack Metcalf gets his first European try, and @SaleSharksRugby are having a ball out there 🤩 Even Alex Sanderson is dancing 💃 #HeinekenChampionsCup

Finally Tom Roebuck gets his football try 😅 After a couple of bites at the cherry the winger's footwork pays off to touch down @SaleSharksRugby's sixth try of the match 👏 #HeinekenChampionsCup

They have the lead!! 😲 Adrien Lapegue carves in and through Connacht to give 14 men @SFParisRugby the lead with less than 10 minutes to go! Incredible come-back 💪 #HeinekenChampionsCup

England Women have beaten Poland to finish seventh in Malaga. #Spain7s

test Twitter Media - England Women have beaten Poland to finish seventh in Malaga. 

#Spain7s https://t.co/CmBeG4v40Y

You know you're in trouble when you see a wall of green shrits running towards you 😳 @connachtrugby work the ball across the line excellently once again, Conor Oliver and Jarrad Butler have a little one-two and make it look oh so easy 😌 #HeinekenChampionsCup

All the best to @ospreys' Sam Cross who's stretchered off after he seemed to twist his knee falling through a ruck. Hopefully a speedy recovery 🙏 #HeinekenChampionsCup

Hard fought, but it's defeat for England Men. They'll play Australia in the Bronze Final at 16:59. #Spain7s

test Twitter Media - Hard fought, but it's defeat for England Men.

They'll play Australia in the Bronze Final at 16:59.

#Spain7s https://t.co/72vWOCZ3PM
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