Girls get 10 out of 10 for effort

Letchworth girls rugby team recorded their best ever result in a national tournament on Sunday. They were fourth in the National Tens in Lichfield, and only missed out on third place on points difference. In terms of entries, the RFUW National Tens is pr

Letchworth girls' rugby team recorded their best ever result in a national tournament on Sunday.

They were fourth in the National Tens in Lichfield, and only missed out on third place on points difference.

In terms of entries, the RFUW National Tens is probably the largest club tournament in English girls' rugby.

Regional qualifying tournaments across the country reduce the entry down to six teams for the national finals, which were this year played alongside the adult finals.


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Letchworth's opponents this year included holders Worcester, Wimborne (Hampshire), Reading, Darlington Mowden Park, and Tynedale.

They drew 10-10 against Wimbourne with tries from Sasha Acheson and Hayley Guilder.

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A hat-trick of tries by Hayley and a try and two conversions from Sasha were enough to beat Tynedale 24-17.

The third game against favourites Worcester saw Letchworth lose 38-0.

Tries from Carla Kelly, Natalie Threlfall and a late score from Randy Randfield, converted by Sasha, saw Letchworth storm back from 15-0 down to win 17-15 in the penultimate game against Northern champions Darlington Mowden Park.

The exhausted girls were beaten 24-0 by Reading in their final match.

Having won two games and drawn another, Letchworth had an identical record to Wimbourne who, by virtue of a better points difference, were awarded third place.

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