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Under 15s - Match centre

Regents Park
Hampstead RFC
Tries
H Christofidis, H Vrinat (3), A Dawit (2), a lemenager, j keen, A Konstantinopolsky
Conversions
o mcguinness (6)
Sun 24 Feb 11:00 - Friendly Full time Attendance 50

Beautiful day for a run in the park

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Thanks to Regent's Park for hosting the friendly

A surprisingly warm and sunny day in mid-February (18 degrees!!!), and the pitch was fast.

A half term fixture is always going to struggle with numbers, and so it was for both teams, with both teams missing some key players. We started with 12 a- side and six man scrums, and later in the game removed another back as one of the RP players got injured. We started with a full pitch but decreased the width after a while to make the game a little more competitive.

It seemed to take RP a while to wake up and a lot of tries were run in in the first half, breaking tackles and passing out wide. In the second half RP did make us work a lot harder for points with some excellent scramble defence and tackles.

u14 vs Regent's Park
10 photos

The scoreline is large, so it's important to reflect on the things we did right.

  • There was good directing of play from the scrum-half and fly-half
  • There was some really good communications on field
  • There was some good moves, wrapping around and throwing of the ball
  • We were more inventive in our play, some clever kicks and chases and our support play is improving
  • Defence is going in the right direction with a less honey bee (following the ball) and more structure
  • Scrum did ok with two new players in it - maybe a bit more work on the scrum machine
  • We had some virgin try scorers, John K, Alex K and a hat-trick from Hugo V.

As always, it's also important to focus on what we need to improve

  • Although the talking improved, there is a need for more listening, especially if the ball is being carried into contact rather than taking the early pass
  • There was not a lot of pressure in this game, but still there are too many decisions to bring the ball into contact rather than make the pass
  • Running lines are still drifting with people available on the outside - we need to straighten up, hold the defender and pass
  • Our passing accuracy is still poor - need to get it into the target
  • There are not enough people running in support - need at least 3 players to run with a break, and everyone else needs to follow up to provide options in case it breaks down. (Last play of the game an RP player made a fantastic tackle 5m out and nearly stole the ball due to slow support)

Special mention to the kicking tee boy (Jack Mc) and water boy (Max M-C), pictured above assessing the play and in ready mode, who were excellent on the day and really 'on the ball' running on the pitch when needed. Great team support from the u11s, really appreciated!!!

There was a lot of good play from everyone on the team today, so selecting Player of the Match came down to who were the best team players that helped the team succeed. Alex K, on his first run out at scrum-half found his voice, well done, and Stan B was excellent in the contact area. Both deserve the award.

This game was a really helpful run-out for some core players and showed the coaching team that we have options to move people around. The next game, in a week against Verulamians, is expected to be a lot more challenging game of 15-a-side rugby. We will need to play a lot better and improve on the areas above.

Alexander Konstantinopolsky

Player of the Match

Alexander Konstantinopolsky
Stan Brassington

Player of the Match

Stan Brassington

Key moments

3:03
Try Harry Christofidis scores for Hampstead RFC
4:04
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
8:08
Try Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
9:00
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
18:18
Try Aron Dawit scores for Hampstead RFC
19:00
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
20:00
Try amaury lemenager scores for Hampstead RFC
20:30
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
22:00
Try Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
22:00
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
35:00
Try Aron Dawit scores for Hampstead RFC
39:00
Try Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
45:00
Try john keen scores for Hampstead RFC
45:32
Conversion oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
49:00
Try Alexander Konstantinopolsky scores for Hampstead RFC

Videos and photos

u14 vs Regent's Park
10 photos
u14 vs Regent's Park

Highlights

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50:00 Player of the Match
Alexander Konstantinopolsky is awarded player of the match for Hampstead RFC
50:00 Player of the Match
Stan Brassington is awarded player of the match for Hampstead RFC
49:29 Missed Conversion
Alexander Pulariani misses a conversion for Hampstead RFC
49:00 Try Assist
Alexander Pulariani makes an assist for Hampstead RFC
49:00 Try 0 - 57
Alexander Konstantinopolsky scores for Hampstead RFC
45:32 Conversion 0 - 52
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
45:00 Try 0 - 50
john keen scores for Hampstead RFC
39:41 Missed Conversion
Aron Dawit misses a conversion for Hampstead RFC
39:00 Try 0 - 45
Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
35:41 Missed Conversion
oisin mcguinness misses a conversion for Hampstead RFC
35:00 Try 0 - 40
Aron Dawit scores for Hampstead RFC
35:00 Try Assist
Harry Christofidis makes an assist for Hampstead RFC
End of period 1
22:00 Try Assist
oisin mcguinness makes an assist for Hampstead RFC
22:00 Try 0 - 33
Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
22:00 Conversion 0 - 35
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
20:30 Conversion 0 - 28
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
20:00 Try 0 - 26
amaury lemenager scores for Hampstead RFC
19:00 Conversion 0 - 21
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
18:18 Try 0 - 19
Aron Dawit scores for Hampstead RFC
9:00 Conversion 0 - 14
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
8:08 Try 0 - 12
Hugo Vrinat scores for Hampstead RFC
4:04 Conversion 0 - 7
oisin mcguinness kicks a conversion for Hampstead RFC
3:03 Try 0 - 5
Harry Christofidis scores for Hampstead RFC
3:00 Try Assist
Alexander Konstantinopolsky makes an assist for Hampstead RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Regents Park
  • Hampstead RFC
  • 0
  • Alexander Konstantinopolsky Try Assist 3:00'
  • Harry Christofidis Try 3:03'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 4:04'
  • Hugo Vrinat Try 8:08'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 9:00'
  • Aron Dawit Try 18:18'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 19:00'
  • amaury lemenager Try 20:00'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 20:30'
  • Hugo Vrinat Try 22:00'
  • oisin mcguinness Try Assist 22:00'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 22:00'
  • Aron Dawit Try 35:00'
  • Harry Christofidis Try Assist 35:00'
  • Hugo Vrinat Try 39:00'
  • john keen Try 45:00'
  • oisin mcguinness Conversion 45:32'
  • Alexander Konstantinopolsky Try 49:00'
  • Alexander Pulariani Try Assist 49:00'

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