Rugby Teams Take Tags, Score Tries & Have Fun!
This week it was the highly anticipated return of the annual Tag Rugby Competition at Priestlands and we sent teams to represent the school in both the Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 competitions.
Despite the sun bursting through from time to time, there was a winter chill in the air, but with our players moving from one game to the next in quick succession, there was no time to feel the cold! It was a high-paced, action packed afternoon of rugby and a thoroughly enjoyable event for all involved.
Our more experienced Yr 5/6 team played some superb rugby over the afternoon, winning all three of their pool matches in some style. With no subs to draw on, they all put in a real shift, supporting and encouraging one another between and during their games. Going through to the knockout stages as winners of their group gave them a further three games against some tough opposition and Mrs Rand was really proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship on show, led by the three team captains George, Joe and Osh. Of these three games, they won two and lost one, giving them a fantastic second place finish overall!
Meanwhile, our less experienced Yr 3/4 team put all the skills they have been learning at Tag Rugby Club over the last four weeks into play to perform really well in all of their matches. With more teams taking part, they had 8 games to play in quick succession over the afternoon, so it was a good job that they had a few subs to replace tired legs. Mrs Rand commented that the teamwork on show was amazing and that everyone contributed to some great performances. She reported that they scored plenty of tries - winning three games and losing narrowly in the others - but whether winners, or losers they played with determination, sportsmanship and most importantly, smiles on their faces.
It sounds like it was a cracking afternoon of sport, so a huge well done to everybody who took part!
Thank you so much to Mrs Rand, as ever, and to all the parents who helped get our 17 sportsmen and women to the event.