Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Limavady G.S.

Limavady G.S.

Every week we look at teams who will take part in this year’s Rugby Schools’ Cup. Limavady Grammar are next up, with coach Stephen Barr giving us the lowdown on his squad.

David Finlay (Full Back) - Excellent under the high ball with pace to burn and a lethal sidestep.

Shane Toner (Wing) - Five tries from 5 games. A slippery runner whose breaks are helped by his ability to turn the defence inside out.

Joe O’Hara (Wing/Centre) - Strong tackler. Good both in attack and defence.

Andrew Given (Wing/Centre) - Hard tackler, who knows how to break the gain line.

Stuart Thompson (Centre/Fly Half) - Excellent decision-maker with the ability to run stunning lines. He is also an Ulster and Irish schools cricketer.

Allen Robinson – A new addition to the squad who has proved himself, helped by his blistering pace.

Cathal Crowch (Full Back) - Solid in defence and recognised for his safe hands.

Tyler Mitchell (Wing/Centre) - His blistering pace and excellent running lines often result in line breaks.

Matthew Haslett (Fly Half) - Can handle pressure and the Limavady climate superbly. Great reader of the game.

Peter Wilson (Scrum Half) - Small and slippery with brilliant acceleration. He finds gaps and links forwards and backs excellently.

Nathan Barr (Scrum Half) - Sharp on the ball. Quick thinker and is only form five. He has proved himself already with his great distribution skills.

Chris Donnell (Tighthead Prop) - Relatively new to this position, but is improving with every game and works tirelessly in the loose.

Matthew Proctor (Hooker) - Excellent all-round game-especially prominent in the loose-good broken field runner.

Philip Moon (Hooker/Prop) - Superb handling abilities combined with high work rate make him an invaluable asset. Philip also toured the West Indies last year, where he was wicket-keeper for the Ireland U17.

Rogan Bell (Loosehead Prop) - Ulster U19 schools. Rogan is the cornerstone of the pack and leads by example with his outstanding work rate both in the tight and in the open.

Cathair Dixon (Loosehead Prop) - Young form five player who is a strong scrummager and a good ball carrier.

Matthew Beattie (Lock) - Known as “The Bear”. Matthew has a strong work rate and is a strong ball carrier.

Adam Milliken (Lock) - Strong and aggressive, and enjoys the physical contact.

Richard Kitson (Lock) - Excellent line-out exponent who is very mobile and enjoys the open field exchanges.

Andrew Moore (Lock) - Andrew enjoys the tight exchanges and is a useful line-out jumper and is mobile about the pitch.

Peter Fallows (Openside Flanker) - Known to his team-mates as “The Silent Assassin”. Peter typifies the role of openside with his enormous energy and work rate. In the mould of Neil Back, he is always first to the ball and a constant pain to the opposition at the break-down.

James Purcell (Blindside Flanker) - Another form five boy who has come to the fore this season with his high work rate both in the tight and the loose.

Johnny King (Number 8) - Large physical presence who is a strong ball carrier. Works hard around the park and is a key player to the team.

Robin Craig (Flanker/Number 8) - Surely an Ulster Schools player of the future. Robin continually turns in man-of-the-match performances. He is an excellent line-out exponent and always to the fore in open play.

Adam Faulkner (Flanker) - Hard-working player who is particularly aggressive at the break down and very useful in the loose.

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