Future Hope Harlequins cruise into Calcutta Cup Semis
1 July 2005 13:56pm
Future Hope Harlequins had trained in monsoon conditions the previous day and were glad therefore to play in sunshine and only moderate heat (35 degrees) as they ran in ten tries against the Sergeant's Institute (a part of Kolkata Police).
The game started well and early pressure soon told with Future Hope Quins taking an early lead. From, this the superior fitness and organisation told with the half time score being 29-0.
At half-time changes were made and young players were blooded, some making their senior rugby debut. One or two errors crept in due to poor organisation, but this was soon rectified and the game finished 60-0.
Quins Development Officer Nick Hyde said: "The team has worked very hard since the CCFC game; however the SI result perhaps slightly flattered us. We have really focused on organisation and decision making in the past few sessions, and the boys were a bit disappointed at some their own performances. However, we had to remind them that 60-0 is still 60-0!"
In the semi-final's, Future Hope Harlequins will take on either the Kolkata Police or the self styled 'blacks' - La Martiniere Old Boys.
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.