Match Report
Truro School Boys -1st XV vs  King's College, Taunton
On: Saturday, 01 Dec 2018
Venue: Away

Arriving with only 15 players to play what would be a well drilled Taunton 1st XV. Who if were anything like their Director of Rugby, would love to run the ball and be aggressive in every contact.

Just after he had collected his first team socks from mum, for such an occasion as first game as 1st XV Captain Ollie Reed decided to give his socks private transport to the game. Now he was ready, Ollie readied his platoon for a hard day on the rugby battlefield. A number of Truro School boys were playing out of their preferred position. James Scrimshaw even putting his hand up to live scrummage at Hooker in his first start for the 1st XV, this enabled the game to stay away from the dreaded uncontested scrum.

Taunton came out strong, easily finding their way into the Truro half. However stern tackling and brave turnovers from the U16 back row gave Truro a break, a chance to gain some territory with a penalty. Brocklebank stood forward to nudge the ball downfield, downfield the ball went but touch was missed. The steady footed Taunton full back saw his chance to pressure Truro again. A prolonged attack with hard running from Taunton back row led to a well finished try for the home team.

Almost a carbon copy restart saw the home team carry well into contact and find the small dog legs in a ever so slightly disjointed Truro defence. The U16s yet again coming up with the goods in terms of tackles, jackles and leading the defensive line forced Kings to go a bit wider, only to find Ollie Brocklebank lining up his opposite number with a spine-in-line gut crunching tackle. .