Lack of experience is no obstacle for Madras

The younger section of Madras Blues are reasonably new to the 7s game.

But, following on from an intensive training session on the Thursday evening, went on to win the annual Lathallan School 7s Tournament.

It was an incredible feat for the young side and testament to their willingness to learn the discipline from their coaches.

It was a gusty afternoon at the event with the conditions conspiring against the local side.

But, despite losing the toss and playing uphill into the wind, they convincingly won all three games in their group against Deeside 15 – 3, Mackie 8 – 3 and then Montrose 21 – 0.

They then went on to play the winners of the other group, the hosts Lathallan, and beating them 10 – 3.

Special mention has gone from the club to Harry Dunstan who won man of the match in the first game, Jack Eglinton in the final and Robert Sparks in the third game and overall winner of man of the tournament .

While unable to field an U16s squad due to the arrival of French foreign exchange students that day, Madras fielded a strong U18s squad who against very stiff competition against mainly public school teams.

Like their younger club mates, the Madras side excelled on the day and performed well above expectations.

They also came home with silverware after making it to the play off to take third place rounding off a great day for Madras Rugby.