Skinner Cup Match Report

17th January 2018

The annual Skinner Cup game was a much closer game than the previous year, with Richmond coming out on top 27-14.

It was a closer game than the score initially suggests, with Scottish going ahead early with a try from U18 player, Tanio Goveia, after a good initial break form winger Timi Olepade.

Richmond were able to get back in to the game with a few penalties, chipping away at the Scottish lead. Richmond then followed this up as they were able to get a try to make the scores closer. Despite some George Shannon penalties, Richmond kept pegging the Scots back.

Richmond lead going into Half Time and at about 55 minutes, the heavens opened and Scottish’s expansive rugby started to fade away. Richmond were able to finish off the game in terrible conditions with their pick and go style which they managed well.  The set piece from Scottish on the day let them down but the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves and with many of the squad still young enough to play next year and even the year after that, the hope of breaking the Richmond winning record in this highly popular fixture remains.

Written by Calum Digby

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