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Rugby team battle through to Plate final in national schools contest

22nd March 2016

‘You never really know just how much you can achieve until you really push yourself’, says Mr Rob Larkman. He was referring to the gallant efforts of our under 16 rugby team who recently travelled to Maidenhead to take part in the national rugby 7’s tournament, organised by the Independent Schools Association last week.

The team were in a tough pool and only managed to get a draw in one game, losing the others. Having thought they would be in the Vase competition, another team withdrew so they were moved up to the Plate, playing teams who should technically have been much better than them – in theory.

In the Plate ¼ final they beat Stoke by one try and then comprehensively beat Thorpe Hall in the semi-final. Then, in horrendous conditions, the Plate final was moved into the stadium in front of a good crowd. Injuries were also beginning to take their toll, however, and despite a battling performance the team eventually lost the final by only one try to Rushmoor.

It truly was an excellent effort all round and a good reminder to everyone that you truly do not know just how much you can achieve until you really push yourself.