Luton U10s earn place at Franklin’s Gardens

Luton U10s celebrate their victory

Luton U10s celebrate their victory

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Luton U10s were crowned champions at the prestigious Mobbs tournament held in the East Midlands over the weekend.

In a tournament that brings clubs together from all over the East Midlands, the Luton squad fancied their chances of doing well following their County Cup success at the end of last season.

They proved what a talented team they are, scoring 18 tries in four matches and only conceding one.

Luton will now be invited to play in a grand final at the ground of Premiership side Northampton Saints.

The opening game of the tournament saw Luton face a match with Northampton BBOB’s RFC.

The youngsters were quick out of the blocks with Callum Corley-Doyle running in four tries along with Leo Lyons and Toby Hunt both touching down in a 30-0 victory.

Luton’s second match saw them pitted against Leighton Buzzard RFC.

There was no letting up from the Newlands Road outfit who ran out 25-0 winners this time, with Corley-Doyle getting a brace and further tries coming from Hunt, Lewis Read and Farrell Bennett.

In their third pool match, a team failed to show so Luton were awarded the 30-0 triumph, which meant they topped their group and were in a round 
robin final with Towcester RFC and Long Buckby RFC.

First up were a very strong Towcester side, who gave Luton their toughest match of the tournament.

Luton took the lead with a Tio Bankole try, but Towcester got back into the match with the only try that Luton conceded all day.

On the stroke of half time Corley-Doyle went over to restore the lead for Luton, though.

A frantic second half saw Ryan Swaine make a try-saving tackle, putting the player into touch and ensuring Luton kept the lead. Shortly after, Hunt broke the Towcester line to secure a 15-5 win.

Luton knew they only needed a draw to become champions in their final match against Long Buckby, but they were determined to finish in style and ran out with a 20-0 victory.

Luton’s tries came from a Corley-Doyle hat-trick and a try from Hunt, to set up a date at Franklin’s Gardens later in the season.