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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Regional Games Report

On Sunday 10th January the four LAMBS regional sides pitted themselves against each other in two grueling contests as players fought for regional pride as well as selection to the next stage of the process. Despite the weather, the 3G pitches allowed for some ambitious running rugby, which was reflected with 16 tries across the two games.

At Maidenhead RFC, it was the South West who took bragging rights for the first time in five years as they defeated the South East 20 - 10, Dan Hubble of Truro school bagging an impressive hat-rick. In Loughborough the North took on the Midlands with a high scoring game finishing 42 - 24 to the North.

Following lengthy and drawn out selection meetings both regions have now selected their squads for the next stage. The South East and South West have created the 'Southern Lambs', who will take on the RFU South West Counties U18 Division on Sunday 17th January at West Buckland School before facing the 'Northern Lambs' on the 24th January at Loughborough University. The Northern Lambs, made up of the North and Midlands squads, will warm up against Yorkshire U17s at Woodhouse Grove School on Sunday 17th.

Following the squad announcements National Director Alex Laybourne said:

"The standard of the regional squads has been very good this year, the management teams in each region have worked hard and that can be seen in the style of rugby that has been on show.
After some tough calls there are two strong squads going into the final stages before we select the final LAMBS squad, and I am excited to see what they will do."