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During the early part of the season, the teams played some free-flowing rugby, with tries being scored by most members of the team. It is not often that you go to Durham School and Ampleforth College and win by more than 50 points. It is hard to pick out individuals
in a squad where so many played so well, but Charlie Phillips’ captaincy showed a maturity beyond his years and his input throughout the season was very well received by players and coaches alike. I 111
  The U15 squad had a mixed season this year with some very convincing results, but also some difficult losses. However, overall the squad has developed very well
as a group and taken big strides in their game-play and personal skills. Notable victories against St Peter’s York, Ampleforth College and GSAL show the quality that the boys produced throughout the year. Over the year, the team played some very expansive rugby and scored some outstanding tries, especially in their 57-7 victory over Ashville College.
Ben Copley led from the front as captain with his strong running and aggressive defence. In the pack, there were notable performances throughout the year from Joseph Stead, Daniel Oliver, Ewan Anderson, Oliver Mercer
and Joe Daysley. Alex North also made the transition to Hooker and performed very well. In the backline, Samuel Elstone, Tom Atkinson, Tom Jeffers, Adam O’Toole and Alex Stott all caused defences issues, scoring some very well-worked tries.

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