Consett 30 Pumas Dev 62
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The Pumas development side got off to a good start in a
controlled display against the newly formed Consett Stealers who would have
been confident having won promotion in their Rugby Union form. The Pumas were able to field no fewer than 10
teenagers in the side who have been developed through the Pumas junior section
as well as several older heads coming back from injury and long layoffs and a
well balanced side took to the field taking nothing for granted.
The tone was set early on with the pace and power of the
Pumas play a stark contrast to the Steelers who were still finding their way
and when one of the Steelers Props had to leave the field after getting in the
way of rampaging prop Chris Nicholson early on the worst was feared for the
home team but they rallied together and battled on through the game putting
some good attacking moves together.
The Pumas development side lost some continuity ringing the
changes regularly in order to give everyone game time but the side is there to
bring players on to and develop them to their maximum potential and fit into
the clubs style of play and they certainly did this in long spells as they
settled into a rhythm looking to be able to put their attacks together efficiently. Defensively they were patchy, when good there
seemed to be no way forwards for the home team but any lapse in concentration
was punished all too often.
Full back Ross Brymer had his best game for the Pumas so far
although a reactionary trip when caught off balance lead to the Pumas being
reduced to 12 men for the final 3rd of the game making their
performance all the more impressive. Man
of the match for Peterlee was stand of David Heckles who organised the attacks
well and put in a massive defensive display as well as scoring 3 tries himself.
Next game home to Cramlington Saturday 5th May,
Anyone wishing to play or get involved at the Pumas should
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