THE Pooler boys new they were in for a very tough game with the arrival of the Rhondda Schools.
Both teams had fought out a hard earned draw two weeks earlier. This game was to once again a close fought encounter. Pooler introduced Mason Sullivan into the flanker spot for his first game in that position and what a master stroke it was with Mason in outstanding form causing the Rhondda defence numerous problems with his runs and hard tackling in the close encounters.
For his efforts he was rewarded with a well earned try. Captain Josef Cowell playing at hooker and props Harri Bendon and Ben Jones also stood toe to toe with the Rhondda boys and gave no ground. It was the Pooler backs once again who crossed for some fine tries showing lovely handling skills and determined running.
Wings Josh Lewis and Ben Gomez went close on a number of occasions, Harry Jarvis at fullback also had a fine game with his neat touches to put other players into space, Outside half Joel Doughty controlled the game well and was well supported by scrum half Ben Pilot who put in some lovely sniping runs. Tries were scored by Joel Doughy, Will Reed and Morgan Spence to make the final score 20 points to 15 to the Pooler boys.
The Rhondda boys once again provided excellent opposition and the game was a credit to both teams. On a sad note Pooler centre Will Reed was carried off with a sprained ankle and all the Pooler boys wish him a speedy recovery.
BLOB: The Pooler B team the Tigers also took on their Rhondda counterparts and completed the double over them by winning by 15 points to 5. Flankers Morgan Barrett and Jordan Smith both had excellent games with both crossing for a try apiece following some excellent support play. Centre Charlie Morter was another to have a good game also crossing for a try.
The front row of Tommy MacLean, Alex Weaver and Evan Perry caused the Rhondda boys numerous problems with their aggressive play in the loose. Captain Tom Alcock once again led his team well to maintain their unbeaten record.