THE next generation of Slough Rugby Club stars have been making a big name for themselves.

The club’s Under 8s team took the annual London Irish St Patrick’s Day festival by storm.

The emphasis of the tournament was on rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

Slough played five matches in all and made a promising start with an early try for Caleb Donohoe against Oakmedians in the first match.

Oakmedians quickly replied with two of their own before Jayden Lally crossed the line to equalise.

Some good tagging and defence from both sides saw the two teams edge to and fro before another score each in the final moments ended the game 3-3.

Slough kept their momentum going with another fine performance against Tadley.

The young Greenies showed slick hands and put together some mazy runs with Hayden Karize and Jad Chalabi crossing the whitewash in another close finish.

The impressive Donohoe clinched two further tries for Slough as they drew their third game against Aldershot.

The fourth game against Portsmouth ended in a 4-1 defeat for Slough, but they rallied in the last where Harvey Hitchings-Goswell, Haidar Shakir, Sky Randall and Ali Minhas all shone in a narrow 4-3 loss to Oakmedians.

The fun was not over there as Slough headed to Madejski Stadium straight after the tournament to watch London Irish take on Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership.

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