Match Reports - 26th February 2023

27 Feb 2023 in Club News

Match Reports - 26th February 2023 Match Reports - 26th February 2023
Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Sunday, 26 February 202310's - GoldsWigan BulldogsHomeX XA fantastic return to rugby for our team

We had our first match at Under 10s and a first match with a referee, the kids took to the challenge like a duck to water, putting in to practice everything we've asked them to do in training.

They've worked incredibly hard throughout scoring great tries and some fantastic conversions whilst showing a lot of strength in defence.

Special mentions to Archie for making a fantastic interception, making loads of yards up the pitch and for Reagan for his best defensive display yet!

Players of the match

Joey for a great game, excellent positioning and being a supportive team mate. Led by example today

Harrison for a great debut. Considering he's playing a year up he doesn't look out of place, he was strong throughout in defence and running with the ball, scoring an excellent try.

Up the Judes!
Sunday, 26 February 202311's - MaroonsShevington sharksHome14-4Outstanding performance today by the lads. We barely made an error in attack and the defence was as good as we've seen, keeping an attacking Shevvy side to just one try. We didn't do trophies but there a few mentions. Shevy coaches picked out Leo Wallwork as opposition man of the match. For us, we could have picked any of the 13 but Charlie Hibberts defence was tremendous and Kian Halliwell did what he he always does, causing havoc. Tommy's kick for Sams try was probably the best moment of the match.Last mentions to Hendre, Archie and Brodie who all made great contributions. Well done everyone

Tries- sam charnock, leo wallwork and Kian Halliwell

Conversions - Jack Needham

Sunday, 26 February 202315'sChorley panthersHome28-18The u15s played their last friendly against Chorley panthers before going in the league next week.

The game started off quite even and then Chorley took the lead with a converted try.

After a bit of an arm wrestle in the middle Jude’s came to even the score 6-6 with a try from Junior Snape, and converted by Aaron Briggs. Jude’s then dominated the middle part of the game with try’s from kian Hare from a punt down the field. Collected by kian to score under the sticks. Followed by another try on The Chorley line quick thinking from Brogan Bowker.

The second half saw a change from the bench with more trys to follow great play from Ty Robberts. Chorley scored the next two try’s in quick succession.

Aaron Briggs then went on to score a brilliant try from the scrum created by Ty Robberts.
Brilliant ball handling saw Aaron take the ball over the line.

The score ended 28-18 to St Jude’s a Mammoth effort from a newly formed team.
M.O.M. Kian Hare
Sunday, 26 February 202316'sDewsbury MoorHome32-0St Judes hosted Dewsbury Moor in the last 16 of the national cup in what promised to be a tough physical battle. The game started just that way with both sides up for the fight, judes clearly the better ball playing side but failed to make opportunities count early until a fine back line shot saw Keagan Alibone break the deadlock with the 1st of the game. His second came shortly after followed by a Kian Stanton try giving the home side breathing space at HT leading 12-0
The 2nd half unfortunately saw Dewsbury more interested in starting a fight than playing rugby with Judes getting sucked in at times but overall keeping composure and showing their level with further trys coming from Ethan Shelnerdine, Alfie Needham, Keagan Alibone completing his hattrick and Rhyley Makin rounding it off, a tough day with the boot meant it ended 32-0 and Judes going into the hat for the quarter finals
Man of the match
Home team vote Keagan Alibone
Away coaches vote Austin Daniel
Sunday, 26 February 202318'sCrosfieldAway66-12In our second game of the National Cup, Judes faced Crosfield away in what can be best described as a bit of a try fest.

Judes were in full control from the starting whistle when Malachi put our marker down at prop, getting the ball out to Brogan who turned the defence inside out to score in the first minute. Within minutes Frosty was jinking through with a cheeky dart for the line, and with defenders holding him up, showed great strength to reach over and score. A little lapse in concentration cost Judes 6 points when an early knock on in the set, saw Crosfield pick up the ball and race off to the line to score a converted try. A kick over from Roman saw the ball bobbling all over and neither team could gather it in, Oliver was quick to react and scooped up the ball and dove over the try line. Tries came thick and fast now with great passing and perfectly timed offloads finishing with Daniel W speeding off to the line to score his first, then Lewis T showing great support from fullback to go under the sticks, Malachi showing superb footwork to go over for his first. Our 7th and 8th tries came from punishing kicks from Roman first one finished by Daniel recording his second and one from Sam who chased hard to pick up the kick and score. The half finished with a Crosfield try toward the corner, but Judes had this game sown up 12-44 at half time.

Everyone was desperate to get the ball today and rack up a try of their own and from a penalty shortly after the starting whistle, culminated in Malachi going on one of his barn-storming runs to score his second. Crosfield kept plugging away, but Judes were hungry to score and Sean headed for the line and reached over in the corner, unfortunately the ref pulled it forward. Next Roman chipped over for Ethan to chase and he looked clear, sadly the ball took a wicked bounce and went over the side-line before he could get to it. Crosfield put in a high bomb, they got to it first and palmed it back, but Rohan was sniffing around and was first to steam onto the ball, pinning his ears back and out-ran the defence to score an opportunist try. Our 11th try came after good ball through hands went to Elton, who had put a shift in down the middle and was rewarded with his own 4 pointer. Our final try of the game came from Captain Cal who broke through, headed past defenders and swan dove over the whitewash to score a good individual effort. Conversions today came from Roman, Sam, Cal and Rohan who actually got it through the uprights today hahaha.

Judes have started their season strongly and have done amazingly well to make it through to the quarter finals of the National Cup with a convincing 66-12 win. Today’s Man of the Match chosen by Crosfields went to Daniel Frost, who controlled the ruck, was instrumental in the game with his ball distribution and put in some big shots in defence, also crossing the whitewash! Well done boys, a strong dominant performance, keep working hard and we’ll be pushing for honours this season.
Sunday, 26 February 20238'sWigan Bulldogs and St PatsAwayNaFantastic afternoon of rugby at Bulldog Park with over 40 kids taking to the field in chilly conditions
St Judes sporting their new strip looked as though they hadn't had a winter break and tackled their hearts out all game.
Some great work In attach saw not only some great solo tries but good teams tries by offloading and tipping on at the line.
A special mention to Henry Boland and Alexie Baxter making their debuts and fitting straight into the team.


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