U-12s preparing for trip to Wales
RUGBY WICKLOW R.F.C. SQUAD PLAYING IN TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY COLWYN BAY
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!
Wicklow Under-12s, who are travelling to Wales to take part in a tournament