Under 12s Parkes Boars return to the paddock, draw with Wellington

KEEN AS MUSTARD: The cold, wet conditions didn't stop the Parkes under 12s from hitting the field, drawing 7-all with Wellington. Photo: Submitted
KEEN AS MUSTARD: The cold, wet conditions didn't stop the Parkes under 12s from hitting the field, drawing 7-all with Wellington. Photo: Submitted

As with all other local sports it has been a long time between games with the start of the Junior Rugby season postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Until last Saturday.

The U12 Boars played their first game of the 2020 season against Wellington.

The cold, wet conditions weren't going to stop the kids who were keen as mustard to get among the action.

It took no time for the players to get used to a full field, 15 a side format and an enthusiastic defensive effort and structured play from the whole team in the opening half set the Parkes team up.

With all players getting involved the two teams went to the break with a nil all score line.

After a quick and chilly half-time chat from saturated but dedicated coaches the second half got under way.

Wellington were the first to cross the line scoring under the posts which made the conversion easy and took the score to 7-0.

GO TEAM: Parkes' under 12s players come together for a pre-game huddle in the cold and wet conditions. Photos: Submitted

GO TEAM: Parkes' under 12s players come together for a pre-game huddle in the cold and wet conditions. Photos: Submitted

Parkes fought back and with excellent team effort put Lachie Reynolds over to casually score under the posts.

The extras were added by Ewan Moody to even the score at 7 a piece which was the end result when the final hooter rang.

Special mention and word of thanks to Jonah Ruzgas for the awesome reffing before heading over to Dubbo to play in his own game.

Lots of positive comments about the way he controlled the game safely, fairly and the on-field feedback he gave the players was appreciated.

Please note, if anyone would like further information they can contact Michelle MacGregor on 0439 498 033 or Chris Summerhayes on 0432 389 960.

Families can also follow the Parkers Junior Rugby Facebook page for updates.

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