Farnham Rugby Club’s under-13 boys have been crowned Hampshire Waterfall Cup champions after defeating local rivals Alton 45-5 in the tournament’s final at Winchester RFC.

Under the leadership of Harry Calder, the under-13 boys played their best rugby of the season in the first half, scoring seven tries to one.

“The breakdown work, the structure, the hands, were all off the chart,” said coach Richard Phillips.

Alton came out fighting in the second half to make life more difficult for the Farnham boys, who nevertheless scored two more tries and did not concede another.

The coaches awarded man of the match to George Mellor, whose defensive work provided the platform for the team’s success.

He also scored a try, as did skipper Calder, Stirling Williams, Joey Seymour, Lucas Neatherway, Kayden Conradie and Joe Worsley. Euan Thorburn scored two tries. The number of scorers showed how much of a team effort Farnham produced on the day.

Indeed, it was a squad effort – with the coaches paying tribute to those boys not selected for the team who nevertheless put in the hard work at training.