On a glorious (and obscenely hot) Sunday the Gladies 2s began their league season. Unfortunately Fullers were unable to field a full team, so a walkover was given and Hackney lent Fullers 2 players and agreed to have a 12s development match. With new players on both sides it was taken as an opportunity to practice individual skills, without the same pressure on points.

A number of Hackney players shined throughout the match, with particular mentions for:

Forward of the Match Amy Powell who had a great game - lots of big tackles made, broke the game line and scored a try.

Back of the Match Jody who brought her experience captaining 7s onto the pitch with a really calm and authoritative manner on the patch, first as 12 and then as 10. She really helped to slow down the game in the second half, opening up a number of tries and scoring some herself. 

Great enthusiasm from new players Chante and Kara, and from Sophia and Jummy who played for Fullers in high spirits. Clearly Jummy didnt miss her old team too much as she settled right into it, smashing through our defence and scoring 2 tries. Traitorous but impressive.

Throughout the game Fullers played exceptionally - putting in big tackles especially into touch, making breaks and using mauls effectively. Thanks for a great game. Look forward to playing again sometime it's less hot!