Year 11 Final Game

Wednesday afternoon saw the year 11 rugby team head to Princethorpe to play their final game representing Southam College. In tough blustery conditions, the team made a fantastic start and were ferocious in defence with big tackles being put in by Zsombor, Max, Callum and Oscar. These tackles allowed the forwards to break lines and carry the ball up the pitch. Notable carries came from Ash who was more like a winger and Shaun who was more than happy to take the ball into contact. The hard work and persistent rucking of Oli, Ben, Tom C and Will allowed Tom W to dive over the line after marching Princethorpe the whole length of the pitch to score. Logan converted to give Southam a 7-0 lead. The team continued with high intensity rugby with the backs of Reni, Seb, and James P all taking their turn to run at Princethorpe. A second score came later in the half with Ben driving over the line after more good work to protect the ball on the floor. Half time score 14-0 to Southam. 
The second half unfortunately, did not go to plan with Princethorpe using the wind to their advantage pinning Southam in their own 22 with a series of searching kicks. Despite the good tackling of Cole, James B, Max S, Joska the Princethorpe team scored in the corner and converted to make it 14-7. With a number of players leaving the field due to injury, Princethorpe pressed and pressed and eventually scored 2 further tries to give them a 19-14 win in a tough battle. 
Whilst the game may have ended in defeat, I cannot express how proud I am to have had this team since year 8 and the immense progress they have made on the field and as young people. Thank you for all of the entertainment and fantastic rugby you have produced! 
Mr Turton.

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