The weekend saw the U16’s do battle again once more with the Rhondda Outlaws. This is a team that we beat in their home fixture recently and also teamed up with in the tournament at the start of the season.
On a boiling Saturday afternoon everything started right for the Sonics who opened the scoring with a cheeky move that saw the ball go up in the air and ending in a try. Then came the onslaught as the Outlaws refused to lose a second game to a depleted Sonics side.
Just before half time the Sonics managed a sneaky kick in the dying seconds to give a glimmer of hope as a try was scored. A glimmer was all it was after the Outlaws opened the Sonics up through the second half, ending the game 10 – 70.
Although it was a loss, a lot could be taken from the game. We had lost 5 experienced players, and gained 9 who had never played league before. With more games and training there is no doubt that the Sonics will only get better and stronger with time.
Special mention to Joe Uren who stepped up to Captain the team whilst Connor Grant was off.