A WHOLE-HEARTED display took St Benedict's to a 15-7 victory over St Paul's in the fourth round of the U15 Daily Mail Cup.
After an opening penalty by Arthur Rogers put St Benedict's in the lead, St Paul's - unbeaten in all competitions this season - hit back with a converted try.
Captain Mark Makram then scored his team's first try and Rogers converted to restore the lead for the Ealing boys, before Zach Antoniou went over in the corner.
After that, it was a case of staunch defending to keep St Paul's at bay.
Man of the match was the outstanding Mitch Brant. The full back fielded the ball with ease, nullifying St Paul's kicking game by running the ball back with venom, making at least 30 metres with each carry.
Makram, who led the defensive effort from the front, said: "It was a great day for us. We have been playing well all season and to produce a performance like that against a good side was awesome.
"We can't wait for the next one." Coach James Clark added: "We produced a second half of such professionalism and control that St Paul's could not cope with it. The boys really fronted up today. They have trained hard all season and their performances have reflected this.
"These boys are capable of bigger and better things and we have got some big games coming up. I was very proud today."