A rugby memory has to be earnt…
For those that choose rugby the values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect are upheld and entrenched within the laws of the game. The ability of any rugby team can be defined by the individual player’s acceptance of the many challenges that lie before them; the strongest teams are built with players who have embraced these challenges and in turn, the players are rewarded with the game.
For the boys of Worthing RFC under 12s, their rugby journey took them to London this weekend (Saturday 23rd February) to play in the Harlequins Land Rover Cup, their initial challenge being three pool games. Thereafter and results dependent, the prospect of playing a semi-final before hopefully proceeding through to the final. The victorious team then earning the prestigious opportunity of a pitch presence at Twickenham for the Gallagher Premiership Final.
The Worthing boys rose to their challenge defeating Winchester, Slough & Farnham Royal together with Sutton & Epsom in the pool stages; moreover the three pool wins came without Worthing conceding a try.
Worthing’s semi-final opposition were Warlingham and in line with the pool stages, Worthing’s defence was not breached and with Worthing’s attacking flair, they closed the game comfortable winners.
On to the final, where Worthing played Farnham A – to the credit of the Worthing boys and their cheering families they earnt their memory, with integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect; in turn the game rewarded Worthing with a 3-0 win.
In conclusion, much like the Land Rover, it appears that the boys from Worthing are designed to conquer the land, regardless of what was before them!