We are back from the Burnham on Sea rugby festival. The U13 boys were runners up in the cup. It is a bit of a disappointment as we were beaten by Newcastle Emlyn, a side we drew with in the very first game. Without making excuses, the fact that we were short of forwards in the touring squad told by the last game as attrition took its inevitable toll. Jonnie was moved from outside centre to lock, and Big Bill came off after a punch up to be replaced by a boy half as tall and half as wide (which makes him a quarter of the size).
On the plus side, there was some thrilling rugby played along the way. The Bomber scored a wonder try where, running towards his own line on the left, he collected a bouncing ball, took it behind our own posts, then ran all the way up the right wing, turned and scored under the opposition's uprights.
In the evening James heard one of the coaches talking about it. "I've seen people taking a lap of honour after scoring," he said. "But never taking a lap of honour before scoring."
Also there is talk of extending the tournament to U14s next year, so it may not be our last hurrah,