Fitness paid off with second half scoring

BRODS 16s started their season with another tough physical encounter at Aldwinians.

From the kick off they knew it was going to be hard to get the win.

Tackles were ferocious from both teams and it looked like a long arm wrestle was to take place.

Brods were playing their rugby in the right part of the field but defence and mistakes were keeping them at bay until a neat little inside ball to Brodie Wilson saw him cut through the defence and score.

The conversion was kicked by Nick Rawsthorne.

The next 10 minutes was much the same with Aldwinians unable to get out of their ‘22’.

But they defended well to keep Brods out, with clean ball being spoiled at every opportunity the Brods backs had to make use of it.

They eventually broke through with the ball going to Chris Bell, who passed to Chester Butler and then received it back to cut through the defence and score under the posts.

Again Rawsthorne added the extras to make it 14-0 at half-time.

The fitness of the Brods started to reap second half rewards. Strong rucking from forwards Matt Wood and Jonny Cole meant good ball was getting out.

Good set play between the backs saw Rawsthorne score the first of his two tries.

A lapse in concentration saw Aldwinians make some rare yards out of their own half and score a relatively easy try under the posts, adding the conversion.

This rallied the Brods who were starting to put plays together and good finishing from Max Sheldrake and Rawsthorne added more points to the scoreboard.

With time seeming to go on forever Brods finished the game strong with a great try from Wilson to rap up the day.