The Royal Air Force Rugby Union Development Squad (HAWKS) would like to thank Llanharan U8’s for their hospitality and enthusiasm in dower conditions at Pencoed Comprehensive. Despite the conditions the U8’s threw themselves into being coached by the HAWKS players, displaying some crisp passing and Shane Williams style foot work as quoted by many of the HAWKS players in our team meal later that evening. The HAWKS players were amazed by the standard and ability of such a young group, this is a credit to the time and dedication from both parents and coaches which has developed such a fantastic group of children. As Head Coach of the HAWKS and part of the U8’s coaching group/team, I was very impressed with how both teams interacted proving Rugby is just one big family. The RAFRU would very much like to continue this friendship in the future with a vision of including other age groups or with Llanharan 1st XV.