LGS Rugby Results – December

Matthew DunlopRugby, Sports

LGS Rugby have had a busy week, with a number of matches taking place from Year 8 to 1st XV.

Friday 8th December 

Year 8 v Foyle

Year 8s played 3 teams against Foyle College on a wet Friday afternoon. We had 34 boys getting plenty of game time and scoring plenty of tries.

Limavady GS A won comfortably.
Limavady GS B Lost 14 tries to 6.
Limavady GS C Won 14 tries to 10.

Well done to all involved and thanks to Foyle College for travelling.

Saturday 9th December 

Ulster Schools’ Cup Group Stage

Limavady GS 9-36 Banbridge Academy
Penalties – Cooper x3
POM: Odhran

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The Limavady GS won 2 out of 3 group matches and finish 2nd in their group. They await other results to find out the competition they play in next.

The Limavady side started strongly with a number of linebreaks. They took an early lead through 2 penalties. Banbridge then replied to make it 7-6. Through continued pressure Limavady scored another penalty to make it 9-7. The half time score was 17-9 to the Banbridge side. The overall result does not reflect how close the game was, with Banbridge scoring a few tries late on. The team was led by their captain Odhran, but it was not to be their day. We await the other results and will find out the draw on Tuesday. Superb effort from everyone!

Monday 11th December

U14s and U13s v Banbridge Academy

LGS U14 42-7 Banbridge

One of the best attacking performances from the side this season, with Matthew L and Joseph linking well upfront and Ewan making some impressive defensive impacts in the backline.

Tries: Ewan, Matthew L, Joseph, Matthew R, Rory
Conversions: Ewan 5/5
POTM: Joseph and Ewan

LGS U13 22-7 Banbridge

A much improved team performance by LGS who played some lovely flowing rugby with all players contributing to a great win.

Tries: Raiden, Johnny, Harry D and Roan
Conversion: Tom
POTM: Johnny, Tom, Conan and Alexander


Tuesday 12th December

2XV Trophy

LGS 2XV 26-31 Coleraine GS 2XV

LGS attempted a late come back attempt, but unfortunately left themselves too much to do against the neighbours.
Tries: David, James L and Jack B
Cons: James L x2
Pens: James L x2

Saturday 16th December

U14s v Belfast HS

As the only game taking place at Limavady this weekend, the U14s took the opportunity to play for the first time on the 1st XV pitch. The boys rose to the occasion with a good physical display. A strong first half saw them take a two point lead into half time. But missed opportunities before the break and a fatiguing pack saw the visitors take the lead and not let go. Plenty of positives to take in this defeat, including a first try for Xander and a first game playing a year up for Year 9, Tom.

LGS U14 12-24 Belfast HS
Tries: Joseph and Xander
Con: Ewan
POTM: Ewan