This was terrific match of some fast-paced, end to end rugby in the wet at Craigclowan. Given the slippery conditions, both teams coped remarkably well with the ball in hand and made some lovely offloads. We had the slight advantage over the hosts given we had played a lot of rugby recently and were improving game on game. However, Craigclowan rucked better than us in the first half and got a lot of the ball. Our defence held strong and when we turned over the ball, we looked to pick and go and get them on the back foot before releasing our wide players. Matthew was feeding the backs who looked better organised with Rory at centre and we tried to get it wide to the wings. We were 4-2 up at half time and spoke about the need to continue to put in the tackles in as Craigclowan were running onto the ball with pace. This change seemed to have no effect given the home side brought themselves back to within a score after we missed several tackles in a row! However, we didn’t let the setbacks get to us and we managed to score some excellent tries in the second half through Luca, Ollie and Albie to secure the win 8-4.
We have come on a great deal since the first half of term and there were some tired bodies out there, which is no surprise given the enduring tour we have just returned from. Cody and James were fresh though and put in some great runs and tackles but today Ollie A was man of the match for his first half work at the breakdown and scoring a lovely try at the end of the game
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.