Match Report
Ipswich School 15B vs  New Hall School
On: Saturday, 13 Oct 2018
Venue: Away

It is an interesting but powerful lesson to lose by playing better than in previous victories. This was certainly the case today, on an away trip to warm and sunny Chelmsford. The boys played more consistent and technical rugby than in their victory against Framlingham but, ultimately, were beaten by the pace of three strike runners in the Newhall opposition. Ironically, the width and space that they exploited was created by their own low numbers meaning we had to play 13-a-side, which was a shame, but there is no excuse for poor tackling, and this is something that the U15B boys are going to have to wake up to. James Quinn ran with aggression and pace throughout; Jamie Dilnot was like a battering ram through the centre; Chalmers, Low and Dunning moved the ball quickly; Elgar and Atkinson were strong at the breakdowns; and man of the match Paul Glancey was like a machine for 60 full minutes. Individual mentions should not take anything away from what was a complete team performance. The final score betrays the number of marginal calls for held up or double movements, but these did not lose us the game. Tackling, tackling and more tackling needed. (B R Cliff, U15B Rugby)