(Photo credit: Reece Truter DHS)
Rugby vs Hilton: 1st XV Match Report
The DHS 1st XV started their 2019 campaign in spirited fashion, albeit in losing fashion, going down to Hilton 3-20. It was a tightly contested affair until the last 10 minutes, where Hilton scored two late tries to seal the victory.
It was always going to be a difficult afternoon for School as they were without a contingent of injured players, especially up front. School, however, battled in the way we have come to expect from this combatant outfit.
DHS ultimately were unable to match the physicality of Hilton and were forced to defend for large amounts of the game. The effort it took on the boys eventually tolled in the final quarter of the game. DHS also conceded far too many penalties which had a direct influence on their ability to control the territorial battle.
Although not an ideal start for the Horseflies, they certainly showed massive fight on the day, and with some of their influential boys still to return, there are certainly positives to take out of the game.
Head of Rugby/
1st XV Rugby Coach