Physical local derby!
By Mike House
SBOB play open rugby.
Clifton arrived at a sodden Portway but conditions did not spoil an entertaining game.
It was a very physical first quarter with Clifton playing a forward based game. Their pick and go was very effective but so too was St Brendans defence and line speed.
As the game progressed St Brendans played with width and were rewarded with some great tries.
Scrums were evenly matched as were most of the rucks. Some ferocious counter rucks by both teams with big hits. Both teams put in great tackles in a very competitive encounter.
Tries were scored by Ethan 3, Will 2, James, Archie, Matthieu.
St Brendans ran out winners by 8 tries to 2.
Thanks to Clifton for making the short trip. All the boys enjoyed their sausage and chips and it was great to see Clifton and St Brendans mixing it up post match. Just need to get them singing now!