Saturday, 9 July 2011

Super cup finalists - Year 5 tag rugby sensations

Practice, practice and more practice is the mantra to suceed in everything we do.
Well we hadn't practised for quite a while but all the skills and determination were there as Newport A (playing only their second tag rugby tournament ever), played their way brilliantly into the Cup Final at NEHSSP Summer Tag Rugby tournament yesterday at Heatherside Junior School. This is something we have never done before!

Newport remembered the golden rule of "only run forwards" and stormed through their early games beating Velmead and Newlands before drawing with Hook and then beating a very good Heatherside B team, 3-2 to clinch their semi final place against favourites Heatherside A.

The reds played as if their lives depended on it and snatched victory with a late Jake try to win 5-4! Muddy marvellous.

The final against a very good South Farnborough team was non stop with tries coming thick and fast. The score was 7-7 but SF scored with seconds left to make it 7-8.
A great shame as it was neck and neck all game.
All the players were absolutely marvellous and showed brilliant teamwork with some sublime tries, passing and great defence. All the MaD's agreed that they were magnificent and a great credit to the school.
I'd like to thank all the parents who stayed to support the team and who helped (as usual) to transport all the children there and back. DE
Pictures coming soon if the camera works!

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