Sevenoaks entered the Blackheath Development Festival with the following team:

Beaufoy, Daly, Duncan, Fordyce-gray, Head, Hebdon, Keenor, 

Raymond, Rumsey, Shoobridge, Toms, Williams, Van-Niekerk

First game was against Old Whitgiftians where we were a little slow to start and adapt to the new rules, conceding 4 tries. Against Edenbridge we showed signs of what we were capable of with a fantastic clearance kick by Head and chase from Duncan, resulting in a try for Shoobridge in the corner. Unfortunately we went down 4-1. 

Blackheath were up next and in a tight game we played a lot better for 3/4 of the game, unfortunately conceding 2 late tries to go down 2-1. Due to Old Dunstonians being short of players, we lent them 4 players, and after a shaky start where we gave away 2 simple tries we rallied and eventually won 4-2. Tries from Rumsey, Duncan, Head and Kenner.

Despite a final game effort we went down 3-1 to Dartfordians. Highlights were a run from Raymond from inside our own 22 only to be pulled down 5 metres short of the try line, and a fantastic try by Williams that came from immense pressure and tackling.

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