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Your News Smash and grab raid at the Huddersfield Festival

Rishworthians minis produced their best festival performance to date at the Huddersfield Festival. The under 9s took the top award lifting the cup without conceding a single try in all their games. The under 8s not to be out done grabbed the shield and the under 7s with 2 squads ended up losing finalists in the plate and shield competitions.

Rishworthians Under 9s Win Festival Cup

The Reds winners at the Moortown festival added another trophy to their season collection with an emphatic performance at Huddersfield

In their first pool game they easily brushed aside a Rhyl squad 30 0 with fast running rugby. Next pool game they met local rivals Huddersfield who were a much tougher proposition but managed to win 5 0. The last pool game against Bradford & Bingley gave the Reds a bye with the Bees not able to raise a side.

Topping their pool they moved onto the cup semi final and met a big physical Stockport side who fancied their chances of reaching the final. However the Reds had other ideas and playing fast running rugby Stockport had no answer as they ran in 4 tries to record a 20 -0 vctory and a final place.

The final brought a mouth watering clash against hosts Huddersfield on the 1st XV pitch. Previous games this season between the two sides have been close affairs and Huddersfield are one of the few clubs to beat the Reds this season. In a another close game the Reds scored 2 tries to claim a 10 -0 victory and the cup.

Rishworthians Under 8s Clinch Shield

The Rishworthian Under 8s produced a fine performance at the weekend to clinch victory in the Shield competition.

In a strong pool of four teams, the Rishworthian Raiders chalked up a 7 3 a win against Bradford & Bingley with tries from Kallan Jamieson (4), Callum Bell (2) and Toby Muscat Barron. In their second match the Raiders drew 4 4 with Rhyl, with 3 more tries from Kallan Jamieson and one from James McHugh. In their final pool game the Raiders played Huddersfield, drawing 5 5 with 3 tries from Bell and one each from McHugh and Jamieson.

Topping their group the Raiders then played a very strong Hull Ionian side in the semi final, who proved too strong for the tiring legs of the depleted Rishworthian squad, running out 7 2 winners. Alex Scoley and Kallan Jamieson scoring for the Raiders

Not down hearted, the Raiders picked themselves back up for a showdown with Rhyl once more in the final of the Shield competition. Alex Scoley and Emma Bower both scored 2 fine tries. Rhyl bounced back though and found gaps in the Raiders defence to score 2 tries in the first half and another pair of tries late on in the game. However, The Raiders showed real grit and determination in the dying seconds with late scores from the ever impressive Callum Bell and Man of the Match Kallan Jamieson to clinch a well deserved 6 4 victory.

We require players to join this small but successful squad for the Harrogate Festival. Anyone interested please ring Dave on 371672.

Pictured with the Huddersfield Shield are (from left): Alex Scoley, Kallan Jamieson, Callum Bell, Sam Puddephatt and Emma Bower.

Under 7's Young Guns do well in cup and plate competition

The Rishworthian Young Guns took 2 squads to the Festival and produced an excellent performance in their first festival to end up losing plate and shield finalists.

Rishworthians A team

Pool Game 1 Rishworthians A 3 Lymm 4

Rishworthians lost the opening game to a strong running Lymm side. Bpth sides scored alternately leaving the score level at 3-3 with a few seconds remaining. Lymm managed one final score to win 4-3.

Scorers: Corey White, Alex Oldroyd, Jack Mallinson

Pool Game 2 Rishworthians A 7 Huddersfield Silvers 1

Rishworthians had an easy win against a very young and inexperienced Huddersfiled side.

Scorers: Alex Oldroyd 2, Carrick Keighley-Payne 2, Corey White, Jack Mallinson, George Sutcliffe

Pool Game 3 Rishworthians A 4 Huddersfield Golds 2

In a competitive game Rishworthians always had the upper hand and having gone 1-0 down the team then scored three scores without reply to lead 3-1. Both teams added one more score each leaving the final score at 4-2.

Scorers: Carrick Keighley-Payne, Corey White, Jack Mallinson, Finn Sutcliffe

Semi-final: Rishworthians A 3 Southcoat Bulls 4

This was a game which Rishworthians deserved to win but turned the ball over four times allowing Southcoat Bulls the lions share of the possession. At 3-1 down the Rishworthians team did rally to score two further tries, Southcoat Bulls adding one score to give them a 4-3 win.

Scorers Kian Sutcliffe, William Harker. Alex Oldroyd

Rishworthians B team

This was a team made up of more inexperienced and younger players and for one player it was his first ever game. Taking this into consideration the players did themselves and the club proud.

Pool Game 1 Rishworthians B 2 Southcoat Bulls 3

This was a fine result against a strong Southcoat Bulls side who would later defeat the A team in the semi-final.

Oliver Brian ran in two tries.

Game 2 Rishworthians B 5 Huddersfiled Maroons 5

An excellent result with some good rugby played by both sides. Oliver Brian ran in three further tries with Joe Barratt scoring two. Oliver Brian received man of the match for his hat-trick.

Game 3 Rishworthians B 2 Boston 3

Another close run game with the latest arrivals at the club, Tom Stott and Nathan Donaldson, both scoring a try apiece.

Plate semi-final Rishworthians B 1 Huddersfield Gold 6

Rishworthians B were well beaten by Huddersfield Gold who had already given the A team a good run for their money. The sole Rishworthians try came from man of the match Oliver Brian.

Well done to all the players and thanks to all the parents for their support.

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