Durham County U18M reign champions once more following Cumbria clash

Durham County U18M reign champions once more following Cumbria clash


Durham County U18 Men took the journey to Bishop Burton College to play Cumbria in the second of the North of England selectors days.

Pictured: Team photo following Cumbria victory


The visitors showed their dominance in a quick running game winning 38-0.

Despite an overpowering display from Durham, Cumbria did not give up on the performance and played with intent throughout.

Phil Lax, Durham U18M Manager said: ” When we relaxed and executed our quick running game, we scored some excellent try’s playing expansive, exciting rugby.

Durham seemed to drop off a little in spells of the second half and were disappointed not to have scored more points.

“But all in all, it was another excellent result and performance from a squad who are growing together.”

Tries on the day came from; Alfie Lawson (x2), Joe Ross, Jack Hudson, Edward Anderson and Kyle Elliott with Callum Piert adding eight points with his boot.

Lax added: “Our energy, work rate and defence was excellent today and the speed we played with was cutting edge on the performance.”

A special mention to travelling reserves, Luke Hawkins ,Leo Heslop, Nick Blowey and Zac Ivey who are very much a part of the success of our group this season.

Lax finished saying: “We recognise we still have things to work on going into the last training session and last game but feel confident in the teams ability.”

Durham are set for their third and final fixture on Sunday, December, 17 against Yorkshire at West Hartlepool Rugby Club.