Saracens - Saracens Round Off Academy League With Win Over Bath

Feb 19, 2018

Saracens Round Off Academy League With Win Over Bath


Saracens U18s travelled to play Bath U18s on Saturday afternoon and returned victorious, claiming a 10-29 win to end an impressive U18 Academy League - Southern Conference campaign in second place.

Saracens opened the scoring with a try through second-row Jonathan Kpoku in the eleventh minute, Charlie Watson added the extras. Bath scored a penalty in the 22nd minute and from the restart Sarries added a second through Sam Crean to make the score at half-time 3-12.

Bath scored their only try of the match in the opening stages of the second-half before Charlie Watson scored and then converted a try to make the score 10-19. Oliver Bluck followed up with a fourth before Kapeli Pifleti rounded off an impressive win in the final minute, making the final-score 10-29.

Mike Hynard, Academy Manager had this to say:

"The coaches and whole academy staff are really proud of the effort that this group of players have shown over the course of the season. The performances throughout the U18 academy competition have reflected the hard work that everyone has put in behind the scenes.

"The team have developed nicely throughout the competition and it is just reward that they get one last opportunity at the Academy Finals Day to showcase their skills. What better place to do it than Allianz Park on Sunday 11th March.

"I would also like to thank all the parents for the support they have given throughout the season. Without your contribution and efforts, the players would not be able to achieve their goals. I look forward to seeing you all on Mother's Day to watch your sons play and celebrate their achievements"

Saracens U18s vs Bath (School):

Backs:

15. Max Bliss (Dulwich College)

14. David Jimoh-Ibrahim (New Hall)

13. Ade Lipede (Whitgift)

12. Charlie Watson (Kings Canterbury)

11. Jake Morris (Bishop Stortford College)

10. Manu Vunipola (Harrow)

9. Matteo Petrozzi (Tonbridge)

Forwards:

1. Tom Harris (Tonbridge)

2. Sam Crean (Harrow)

3. Harvey Beaton (Sutton Valence)

4. Jonathan Kpoku (Oaklands College)

5. Cameron Boon (Bishop Stortford College)

6. Ethan Benson (Hayes)

7. Dylan Taylor (Tonbridge)

8. Alfie Scopes (Judd)

Replacements:

16. Kaepeli Pifleti (Haileybury)

17. Joshua Jordan (St Clement Davies)

18. Harry Sturge (Felsted)

19. Matthew Cook (Haileybury)

20. Matt Mahoney (Trinity Catholic High School)

21. Josh Barton (Berkhamsted)

22. Jamie Hoyes (Haileybury)

23. Oliver Bluck (New Hall)

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