I am back from the Bomber's end of season tour to Somerset.
On the postive side he was the Ruts' top try scorer in the tournament, we won the Bowl, and in our final pool match we ran in three tries to nil with Ben and Jonnie (together in the second row) both scoring after first trying rugby together in the weekend between their fifth birthdays
In the debit ledger, after we nudged ahead in the semi final against Welwyn courtesy of a try from Ben the opposition No8 caught him isolated on the ground and stamped him out of the game injuring his leg and cutting his eye open. He got sent off in the second half and Ben recovered in time to play the final (won against Cobham). It is lucky I didn't see the incident as I can't say what I wouldn't have done.
I heard later that Welwyn also had a player sent off in their previous match against Cwmbrawn. I have never even seen a boy sent off in mini rugby before. A pattern begins to emerge: no such thing as bad student, only bad teacher as Mr. Miyagi reminds us.