Combined rugby teams are on a crusade at Bognor
CC Crusaders, a side comprising players of mixed ability from Chichester and Crawley under-13s, entered the Bognor Burleigh Rugby Festival to give up-an- coming players the chance to experience a day of compeititive rugby. And they ended up winning it.
The coaches told the players just to go out and enjoy the rugby on offer.
Against hosts Bognor, Bognor scored early but great hands and a break saw an equalising score. The Crusaders started to believe in themselves and another try sealed a 14-5 win.
Against Deepings, Crusaders went two tries down but hit back for a really gutsy win of 15-12.
Wansted were up next and a remarkable scoreline followed – 47-0.
The final game saw the trophy on the line, with Evesham the opponents.
Crusaders had a two-try lead into half-time and ended up with another 19-5 win to make them champions – amazing for a team who had never played together before, including players for whom this was their first taste of competitive rugby.
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