Forest Rugby U/6 Green and the dangerous Narrabeen Stripes contested a nothing-short-of-magnificent game of textbook rugby on Saturday at Keirle Park with most players scoring tries.

Yet it was Forest’s patented “Green Wall of Keirle” that most impressed, with one onlooker declaring “it was a defensive structure the Waratahs would be proud of”.

A Forest player desperately evades a Narrabeen Stripe in the big game at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long

Forest coach Mathieu Nunez agreed.

“The team was exceptional in defence, setting themselves across the field and tracking the opposition constantly.

“It was an amazing defensive setup at every play which made it really difficult for the opposition to get through.

“The team built a real wall which made it really difficult for the opposition to find space,” Nunez said.

A Forest player streaks away from desperate cover defence by Narrabeen Tigers at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long

Tristan was named Forest’s player of the match, “improving massively on the last few weeks and showing great spatial and defensive awareness,” according to Nunez.

Elsewhere Maxx was “equally great in attack and defence scoring tries and tipping really well”, Leon was Forest’s best defender showing “great determination and being a great team player”, while Bryn and Felix were “amazing in attack finding space and stepping defenders,” according to Nunez.

A Forest player streaks away from desperate cover defence by Narrabeen Tigers at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long

“Narrabeen also played very well and a few players had some really nifty moves in attack scoring in the corners.

“Both coaches were very pleased with their team’s performance,” Nunez said.

Forest players congratulate one another after another try in the big match against Narrabeen Tigers at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long

The coach added that his team’s half-time performance was especially noteworthy.

“The oranges disappeared in the space of a few seconds.

“The rate at which everyone ate their oranges was out of this world!” Nunez exclaimed.

Player of the Match Tristan was exceptional in all facets of rugby in Forest Green’s big match against Narrabeen Stripes at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long

On a perfect day for Saturday for rugby day – sunshine, no wind, fast pitch – Nunez said the “atmosphere was great”.

“Forest Green played really well in both attack and defence demonstrating some great skills with some amazing steps leaving the opposition guessing.

“And seeing the teams setting up the tunnel for each other at the end of the game was a real highlight,” Nunez said.

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Follows are photos of the Forest White U/6s match against Harbord Harlequins.

A Forest player shows incredible speed in the big match at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long.
None shall pass: action from the big game Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long.
Forest U/6s and their patented “Green Wall of Keirle” give this Harbord Harlequin few options in attack. Pic: Nic Long.
A Forest player looks to burn them on the outside in the big match at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long.
A Forest player shows unstoppable determination in the big match at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long.
Forest U/6s after their massive effort at Keirle Park on Saturday. Pic: Nic Long