School Rugby Festival – Tynedale RFC
A squad of 26 players from Yr 11,12 and 13 made the journey 4½ hours north to Tynedale. On a bright day in the North East, we had 10 players who were new to the school and on their first away journey.
We opened the tournament with a convincing 12-5 pts win over Downside School, with scrum half Owen Williams being the stand out player. Losing narrowly to St Paul’s in game two 14-7 after conceding a last minute try was a huge disappointment but gave us a tough game in which to test our set plays.
Further wins over Austin Friars and Ashville College meant we finished the day with 3 wins from 4. All players gained some useful experience which hopefully will benefit them in the season ahead.