Junior squads round off season with double promotion

Junior squads round off season with double promotion

The final two weekends of league fixtures provided Cessange spectators with five fine victories for the RCL Juniors U14s, U16s and U19s Squads.

The U19s secured promotion with a stylish 89-0 victory over Black Star Charlerois. The newly formed U19s team had to start in Division 4 in September but, after Christmas and season ending promotions, they can look forward to Division 2 Rugby next year. Jubilant Junior Head Coach Alex Van Zealand proclaimed “It was a team effort”.

The under 16s rounded off a dominant campaign in Division 2 defeating second place Liege 145-0 before dispatching a spirited Antwerp side 47-0. 17 wins from 17 matches and over 1200 points scored means the U16s deservedly return to division 1 next season. U16s coach Andre de Villiers said he was “satisfied with the season”.

Meanwhile the under 14s defeated ASUB 21-20 in a nail biting Division 1 encounter scoring 3 converted tries while the opponents scored 4 tries but missed all their conversions.
In the final match the U14s played some beautiful running rugby for the full 60 minutes beating La Hulpe 54-5. Team Manager Paolo Tarakdjan spoke emotionally after the game. “I am so appy for the boys, they have had a tough season playing all the top sides in Belgium week in week out. They won 4 of their last 5 home games and now go on Tour to Italy full of confidence. I am so very very ‘appy”.

Earlier in the day 150 Ecole de Rugby players from RCL, CSCE and Walferdange played in a friendly tournament. Players from 5 to 12 years old didn’t let the rain dampen their enthusiasm with some super tries and cracking tackles.

Photos from RCL Juniors’ Double Promotion Weekend

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