Youth rugby STAGS juniors were at Peterborough where the U15s turned in a sparkling performance to beat the home side 36-24. Trailing to an early try, Billy Dean levelled and Alex Marsh converted to put Stags ahead. Peterborough regained the advantage with a converted try by the break. After half time the Stags ran riot and played some scintillating rugby as they crossed for five unanswered tries. Tom White scored before Alex Langford-Pollard and Charlie Lee contributed two apiece. Lawrie Marsh added a conversion. The hosts scored two late tries to give the score some respectability. The U16 team went missing in the first half as Peterborough rattled up a 39-0 lead. A better second half saw Nick Syer and Sammy Johnson cross the try-line with Mitchel Newman adding a conversion, but Stags still went down 44-12. The U13s struggled against a good Peterborough outfit and failed to trouble the scorers but the U14s showed some real class in winning their match 36-25. There were two tries each for James Harris and John Petch, with Charles Saunders and Xavier Parker also getting in on the act, which knocked the stuffing out of the Town side. Three conversions by George Furbank boosted the final score. At Newmarket the U7s lost two of the three matches but gained a worthy 5-5 draw in the other encounter. Ashley Quince and George Ward bagged three tries each on the day. It was all square at one game each for the U10s with James Gould touching down the two vital tries in the second game. The U11s fought gamely but fell to a 56-14 defeat, with Luke Toates and Will Greatorex scoring. The U12s provided more proof of their skills as they beat Newmarket 56-7 and 31-5 in their two matches. Sam Durnan again led the stats with three tries on the day.