On Saturday, 18 March, Union took on Saint Andrew’s School on home soil in an annual derby day that has become a 𝗦𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗢𝗡 𝗛𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗟𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧, eagerly awaited by both schools.
As expected, the day started with a bang, with all matches being played at a furious pace, with teams from both sides attacking and defending with everything they had.
Aggressive attacking and big hits in defence saw our senior teams enjoying more success than the juniors. Congratulations to the u/15As and 2nd XVs on their victories.
Union’s 𝟭𝗦𝗧 𝗫𝗩 put on a brilliant performance to beat the Saints 18 – 8, ending the day off on a high note for Union.
The Union side played with the wind in the first half and, although they had numerous opportunities to cross over the try line, they were unable to do so until a moment of stellar play secured Union a lead of 5 – 0. St Andrew’s however followed this up with a try against the run of play, followed up by a penalty, giving them a 8 – 5 lead going into half-time.
Union looked a better team in the second half, controlling possession and territory which eventually resulted in them scoring their second try, to take the lead by 13 – 8. A penalty in favour of Union, secured them the win with 18 points to Saint Andrew’s 8.
𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀:
u/11A lost 22 – 10
u/13A lost 5 – 0
u/14A lost 24 – 31
u/15A won 31 – 7
u/16As lost 0-15
2nd XV won 36- 5
𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 – 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥.