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ISA National Rugby 7's finals

20th March 2017

This year’s squad headed up to Twickenham, the home of rugby. After an evening of team bonding, we stopped off at the home of rugby to draw some inspiration from the wonderful stadium.

The tournament was on a roasting spring day – very different from the wet windy weather we had trained in. Our first game was the low point but from then on it got better and better and we improved with each game. Our defence grew in strength and control and by the 3rd and 4th matches we were controlling the game effectively. The highlights were our mid-morning matches on a giant pitch which allowed us to unleash Harry Kung, our flyer.We won against Lingfield and just lost to the hosts who were well supported by their home crowd. The injuries and the heat started to take their toll by the afternoon and we ran out of steam in our final match.We finished a commendable 6th against much bigger schools.

The team was led by Sam Jeffery, who showed huge character overcoming injury and leading by example. His communication on and off the pitch this season has been first class, including leading training on his own when we needed more sessions. Josh Trickett deserves special mention for his resilience and ‘never say die’ attitude, bouncing up again and again having put himself on the line. The whole squad were a credit to the school and themselves. It has been a privilege to see some of them grow from boys into men over the season.