154 RUGBY 5TH XV The season began on a positive note with a convincing 50 point win over Nor thwood. Unfor tunately, the next three resulted in defeat to strong opposition but the boys soon got back to winning ways after an excellent performance against Clifton. The season was filled with mixed results and the high injury count saw many players deservedly called-up to higher teams. We managed to stay a competitive team in spite of this.The boys are to be congratulated on a satisfactory season and I extend my thanks to them for their commitment. Played: 9 Won: 4 Lost: 5 6TH XV The team had a challenging season with the vast majority of the open age group riddled with injuries in key positions. Without fail, the players would attend practice with enthusiasm and positivity for the weekend’s fixtures. The boys’ effor ts culminated in an excellent 33 – 12 victory over St Charles’ 5th team. The team grew together and had some good laughs: friendship, pride and determination were the order of the day. I would like to express my thanks to all of the boys who put their hands up in suppor t of the team. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching this enthusiastic group of young men. Lyle McCabe Played: 8 Won: 1 Lost: 7 7TH XV The season was a tough but enter taining one. The boys showed remarkable commitment and even though the results never went our way, I must congratulate them on their bravery and permanent smiles. The highlight was our lone trip to Nor thwood. Having not won a game in the season, the boys came out like charges and played brilliant rugby to take an early 12 – 0 lead. Fate intervened, and they were unlucky to lose the game 12-14. But they showed great hear t and I was very proud of them. Special mention must be made of Mbele who captained the side well. I feel very privileged to have coached these boys. Grant Scott Played: 5 Lost: 5 With grateful thanks to the Rachidi Family