U-12s pre­par­ing for trip to Wales

RUGBY WICK­LOW R.F.C. SQUAD PLAY­ING IN TOUR­NA­MENT HOSTED BY COL­WYN BAY

Bray People - - Sports -

WICK­LOW R.F.C. U-12s are hav­ing an ex­cit­ing sea­son de­spite the re­cent weather and are well on course for a land­mark tour to Wales in March.

Fol­low­ing vis­its by two Welsh clubs last sea­son, the squad is com­pet­ing in a tour­na­ment fea­tur­ing five Welsh teams and hosted by Col­wyn Bay R.F.C. Wick­low are join­ing the action as the in­vited, tour­ing side. Prepa­ra­tions have been un­der way for some time and as well as the tour­na­ment, the tourists will play sides from Nant Conwy and Pwll­heli in the pre­ced­ing days.

The rules present a chal­lenge as, at this level, Ir­ish play­ers play a ten-player game on half a pitch, while the Welsh play 15-a-side on a full pitch.

To pre­pare, the squad has been work­ing hard on fit­ness and play­ing 15-a-side prac­tice matches un­der the club’s new flood­lights.

The boys are re­ally looking for­ward to the trip. Both War­ren Gat­land and De­clan Kid­ney will be watch­ing this one!

(Pho­tos: Or­laith Maguire).

Wick­low Un­der-12s, who are trav­el­ling to Wales to take part in a tour­na­ment

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