The Sevenoaks U10s travelled North of the Thames for the second weekend in a row, this time to Saracens for the curtain raiser tournament of the European Championships Cup match vs the Scarlets.
The Oaks started off against the toughest opposition of the day, Tabbard. Huge tackles and awesome rucking from JC Vermulen and Benjy Collingwood enabled them to stay in the game against very physical opposition. The first try of the day was a squeeze over the corner from Joel Walter running a great supporting line. Both teams then battled hard and traded scores. When the final whistle blew Oaks were up 3-2, deserved winners.
Then came Southend, who the Oaks had met the previous weekend at their home ground. On neutral soil (or astro) it was a different story with the Oaks taking control of the game from the start. The final score was 8-0 with 7 different Oaks players scoring tries, a true team performance. Edward Thompson and Henry Lewis led at the front retaining possession and Hamish McQueen distributing the ball from one side of the park to the other at scrum half. The tries in each corner from Kyle Cameron and Lars Hansen were a perfect end to the best game of rugby the Oaks have played so far this season.
The Oaks were buoyed for their last game against Harpenden after meeting some of the Saracens premiership players, in particular Ben Earl who started his rugby in the U10s at Sevenoaks! Will Brook took this huge energy boost on to the pitch with 4 interception tries. Tom Hyde put in the tackle of the day driving his opposite number back 10 yards. Brennan O'Keefe scored a champagne try after some wonderful down the line passing. Another 8-0 victory. Saracens went on to take a leaf out of the Oaks book winning against the Scarlets 44-26.