It was a historic day for the Under 14 players from Club Rugby del Estrecho in Sevilla as they lifted the Gold Cup in this prestigious 2 day tournament last weekend.
20 teams from all over Spain and Portugal were involved and the youngsters from Estrecho came out on top.
They came through the group stages on Saturday and won their Semi Final on Sunday against a very good tackling Ciencias team from Sevilla 31 – 0
In the Final they took on Portuense from Cadiz, a side that Estrecho had lost heavily to a year ago in the league.
However Estrecho have recruited some strong new players and are extremely well coached by ex England U18 & U19 player Adrian Parsons and Carlos Rolin.
In the first half the play went from end to end with Spike Parsons scoring the first try for Estrecho that was converted by Manu, Portuense fought back and the scores were level at 7 to 7 at half time.
In a tense start to the second half Estrecho’s forwards made a lot of metres with their strong runs and passing, this allowed the fast backs to get the ball to their strongest runner Mateo Isola who powered over for 2 tries converted by Manu.
Even though Portuense scored another try the Estrecho defence stood strong for an historic win by 21-14 to lift the Gold Cup.
“Our young team have the makings of a very good side said their proud coach Adrian Parsons”
“They may not be the biggest team compared to other sides but they are very well drilled, disciplined and play brilliantly for each other.
Carlos and myself are very excited to coach this group of players and our goal is to win the league and the Spanish Championships at the end of the season”
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18th November – Home v Marbella
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