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2014-03-18 Junior 6 Nations Report

posted 18 Mar 2014, 06:00 by GTTA   [ updated 18 Mar 2014, 06:00 ]
Josh Butler (Pictured) can look back at
the Guernsey-hosted 39th Junior
and Cadet Six Nations Championships
with pride.
In spearheading the Guernsey
junior boys (under-18s) to fourth
place in the team competition, he
chalked up a number of impressive
victories, not least the 3-2
win over Welshman Ryan Orler
who, on the final day of the
three-day event at the GTTA Centre
at Hougue du Pommier, won
the individual boys' title.
Against the best youngsters in
the United Kingdom, the
Guernsey contingent enjoyed few
wins but Butler and James Rabey
got the junior boys off to a great
start with a 3-2 win over Scotland.
Butler won both his singles
and the doubles, and after 5-0
thrashings by England and Ireland,
Butler chalked up two more
solo wins and Rabey one, as they
beat Isle of Man 3-2.
Then in their last match, a 4-1
defeat by Wales, Butler defeated
Orler 11-7 in the fifth.
England won all four team trophies
at stake but the singles trophies
were spread around with
Orler and England's Maria
Tsapsinos winning the junior titles
and Scotland's Chris Wheeler
and Ireland's Katie McGlone
the cadet championships.
Ben Foss was the only Sarnian
to reach the knockout stage of
the singles.