The Pirates (Under 8s) hosted 12 US Portsmouth players and four of their coaches to an action packed training session last Sunday.

Laudatory comments were once again given to the way in which coaching sessions are run at Gosport Park.

After training we the teams played some matches and for the first time picked mixed US Portsmouth and Gosport & Fareham players, which worked out extremely well.

Thirty-four young players had a great morning's rugby in the cold but sunny session.

There was some great running with the ball in both hands and excellent positioning to make the tag tackle.

A big thank you to everyone who bought cakes from the Pirates cake sale as this made £84 for the squad fund raising.

New squad members are always welcome at 10am on Sunday mornings at Gosport Park unless the team are playing away.

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