Both teams, an IWRFC XV and a Layla's Trust XV, worked off a few of those extra Christmas pounds in support of the charity. Layla's Trust XV were captained by Colman Cotter and the team were victorious, winning 37-10!
IWRFC XV 10 Layla’s Trust XV 37
The Isle of Wight RFC played what is hoped to become an annual event, taking on an invitation Layla’s Trust XV on Saturday with some 40 players partaking. With the Trust side drawn from past players, older club players and guests, they faced a young Island side. Both sides produced a competitive game, with the Trust scoring first. The Island then levelled the score but by half time found themselves 10 -17 down.
The Trust took control in the second half, denying the Island the ball for long periods. Despite this the home defence was solid and only constant pressure yielded further scores for the Trust, with experience overcoming youthful endeavour.
The clubs continued support of Layla’s Trust raised just over £300 as the celebrations continued in the clubhouse.