The Year 10 boys Rugby team remain undefeated this season following a moral boosting 60-10 victory over local rivals Clyst Vale. With lynchpin Josh Ash sidelined through injuries, some new faces stepped up to make their competitive debuts, including Faisal Safi and Max Evans. The game started quite tentatively, with St James looking a little flustered and guilty of not moving the ball quick enough, but they soon burst into a life with a powerful break from Fin McGill which eventually saw captain Matt Laskey burrow over from close range. The visitors were defending well and scored a try on the counter attack, but St James responded with a try from McGill to take the lead once more. Owen Lester showed good leadership by stepping into the fly half role and this led to St James putting more width on the ball, which allowed the devastating McGill to again make significant inroads into the opposition defence and freed up space for Corey Rogers to jink his way to the try line. The second half started in a much more positive fashion, with Ryan Lacey and Sev making strong carries. Pocket rocket Ben Tansley and Ethan Coady provided good ruck speed and Leo Hackworthy fed Owen Lester who ran a great short line to score a great solo effort. Good handling from Luke Blakey, Jack Williams and Ethan Lett again allowed McGill burst free to score his third try. Aarian Leisk then came more and more into the game after moving to the centre, and his strong running allowed Ben Tansley to squeeze over. Safi and Hackworthy combined well to set up a strong attacking position and Lester barged his way over. The visitors then scored a fine try themselves, but this only spurred the home side on and the final try of the game was a cracker. A well worked lineout ensure the back had quick ball, and some slick handling allowed McGill to speed over in the corner for yet another try. The team was led superbly by Matt Laskey and everyone contributed to this fine victory, but a final word must go to Lester & McGill, who, whilst inexperienced at this level, proved to be a deadly centre combination who were too hot to handle for the opposition. Well done gents! Mr Chalmers