The Year 8 boys Rugby A team started strong against Tendring School with good runs from captain Harvey. Tendring won the game 30-0 although the score didn’t reflect the match. They then played CCHS School and lost 10-5, their try was scored by Captain Harvey with some excellent passing and great teamwork. Harwich came close to scoring a try at the end of the match but the ball was dropped over the line. They then played their rivals Harwich B, the match was very close with both teams attacking and defending well. The score ended up 10-10, both tries were scored by Harvey. Our overall man of the tournament was Will for his excellent overall play, Captain Harvey was second man of the match for some great tries and third man of the match went to Jacob who played very well for his first every Rugby match. The B team lead by Captain Billy Potter were able to beat Clacton County High by two tries, from Mitch Smith and Jack Jones, they were unable to beat TTC who had a very strong side. They had a loss to Clacton Costal Academy by 1 try. Man of the Match for Harwich B’s went to Jack Jones.
The Year 7 Rugby team played their first Rugby 7’s tournament. The team got split into two. The B team was made up of people who had little experience of Rugby and was captained by Joe Henderson. They played a number of games and some really tough teams. The progress of their performances was huge and they managed to secure a draw against Clacton County High School. Tom Newland and Jenson Adams put in particularly impressive shifts getting all over the park. The B team finished 5th overall.
The A team had different fortunes. They won the tournament going unbeaten and without conceding a try. This was a whole team performance with special mention going to Ioan Woodward, Alex Ashworth, Harry Pitham and Regan Constable for scoring in the majority of the games. Lucas Lowe and Harrison Hunt were superb preventing the other team from scoring with Harvey Bennett providing an ever present threat on the wing. This was a fantastic result and credit goes to all the boys who played today and helped to bring home the trophy. We now look forward to getting everyone back together for our away fixture today in Ipswich.