Pumas under 13s and 14s were asked to play friendly games at short notice to Northallerton and Cramlington at short notice and both sides put in excellent performances despite missing a total of 20 players across both squads.

The Under 14s putting in a bare minimum side against the visiting Cramlington side gave as good as they got and despite going down 46 20 which flattered the visitors,  the North
East Cup Champions played some good Rugby and posted some good long range tries.  The under 13s hosted North Yorkshire Stallions in a tough encounter with the Pumas always leading the game
finished 30-20 to the Pumas.  The Open Age teams were both at home and were hosting Winlaton Warriors and East Cumbria Crusaders for their games.

The Development trailed by 2 points and one point in the first half but dealt with a bad tempered Vulcans side with some good rugby posting tries consistently throughout the game and held off a late Winlaton Rally who threw the ball around with gay abandon for the last quarter of the game but were unable to break through the Pumas defence.

The Pumas first team consisting was playing their final league game of the season and guaranteed 4th spot in the league whilst playing 2 16 year olds, 4 at 17 and two at 19 posted 10 tries against
the visiting Carlisle based,  East  Cumbrian.  The first half started off solid and the Pumas built a larger and larger lead throughout the half shutting the visitors out despite some good attacking
play by the Cumbrians the Pumas defence remained solid and the teams turned around at 32- 0 to the Pumas.  The second half saw both teams tire in the heat and the Cumbrians were able to put a
couple of good tries together after rallying at halftime but the Pumas kept the scored ticking over and ran up a total of 54 to the Cumbrians 10 with several long range well set up tries including 18 year old second row John Malcolm going under the posts from 30 out to take his season total to 20 needing 2 to beat the club league season record of 21.

The Pumas open age have one more game on the 11th of August when the Development team travel to  Ashington Miners RL to compete for the 3rd place in the Regional League which will be a tough ask for the young side who are assured of 4th place anyway.





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