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Ipswich YM gives Woodbridge reality check

A hot and humid Woodbridge welcomed a noticeably larger Ipswich with optimism borne of months of summer training, a new coach and lush pitch. Woodbridge’s lineout worked well and their backs looked fluid when No 10, Hart, scored from an un-supported run on 5 mins for Dumbill to convert. Ipswich was quick to counter, clearing quickly from aggressive rucking, their well co-ordinated three-quarters running off their back row. The Warriors defence held them however forcing an opportunistic No 10, Terblanche, to drop a goal.

Both teams kicked tactically for territory benefitting Woodbridge in particular who found rucking a lottery. The handling from high kicks was sometimes exceptional and let Woodbridge run at Ipswich’s well prepared defence until penalties and crunching tackles from Ipswich saw this advantage move to the visitors whose scrum half Hall made a cheeky dart for Howard to convert. Kick and chase continued as forwards failed to get reliable ball at the breakdown and backs couldn’t break the gain line against fast approaching attackers. Before half time Ipswich drove from a penalty lineout to make it Woodbridge 7: Ipswich YM 15.

Aerial warfare continued in the second half combined with some first rate mauling from Ipswich and more defensive pressure on the home team that, over-committed at a ruck, succumbed to a wide attack and try from Ford converted by Howard. This exposure to the quick ball, the sheer aggressive passion from their guests and some challenges in the front row continued to cause the Warriors problems and produced more injuries in a tough match where despite their size the guests showed no sign of flagging. Ipswich’s No 8 Cooke scored another push over try, winger Lea and centre Howard also scored (unconverted) in the last quarter to show a much improved Woodbridge that there is still work to do.

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