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School Rugby Festival

September 9th, 2014
1st XV - Will Trimmer

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.

A Coalter

m/ic Rugby