Ignatius Park College
Lots of news from abroad. Game day four: IPC vs Dame Allen's School
Keen to get back on the paddock the First XV took on a new look with a few changes to the squad being made to come away with their second win on tour. Having lost the toss the boys were faced with a first half of rugby that saw them running uphill which was a new experience and one that I am sure was always in the back of their minds. IPC started off with a lot of vigour but lacked the same urgency at the breakdown as their counter parts. Credit to Dame Allen’s who consistently won the shoulder battle over the ball causing IPC to loose any momentum they had at the time.
Having settled into a dog fight where both sides produced some strong phase play neither was able to really capitalise on this and the score line failed to change until IPC managed to turn pressure into points with an intercept try under the posts to James Dale. Unable to penetrate each other's defence on a consistent basis both teams went into the break closely matched with IPC 12 to 7 up.
Having discussed at the break our need to support each other more at the breakdown and the need to go past the ball, the boys went out in the second half and did just this and the space began to appear. Attack also improved with the boys shortening their game up and pic n driving more which put Dame Allen’s on the back foot and allowed IPC to run in three more unanswered tries.
All in all a good display by the boys in a game that was reasonably physical and played in the right spirit and boasting a storyline of 31 to 12 which didn't really show the closeness of the contest.
Callum Timbs, James Dale, William Bulley, Penalty Try, Luke Olzard.
Joe Cram (3 from 5)
3. Joe Cram
2. Patrick Boniface
1. William Bulley
After a much needed break between games, IPC seconds got off to a flier thanks to a fortuitous bounce to "Tommy" on the spot Gallegos. The forwards, after copping a lesson at the breakdown in the last two games, backed up the flying start with large periods of well structured play dominating most facets of the game. This dominance led to a double to Tom Gallegos and Tyler Roberts, which saw the team go into half time with a commanding 26 to nil lead.
The forwards were set the challenge of building on their first half dominance by utilising the forwards running wider in the 3 channel, part of the game plan that has not yet been implemented on tour. However, due to their dominance and the unstructured nature of the game they struggled to get out of first gear in the second half. Another four second half tries, including a hat trick to Kurt Cummins, saw IPC notch up 50 uncontested points for the game. Despite another pleasing victory the score could have been anything if not for slippery fingers, poor options and a drop in intensity.
The seconds now look to Kirkby Lonsdale, after a scenic tour of Edinburgh, to finish off their tour with another strong performance.
Tom Gallegos (2), Tyler Roberts (2), Kurt Cummins (3), Stuart A'vau
Charlie Bennett (5/8)
3. Tom Gallegos
2. Tyler Roberts
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