Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens

Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens

 

During the Easter holiday College competed in the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens rugby tournament. On the first day of the tournament, College topped their group beating Worksop 28-26 with the last kick of the game, also beating Ardingly and RGS Gilford with relative ease to set up a 'winner takes all' game, against Royal Hospital School. In a close game, RHS looked very strong in the first half. College didn't roll over and hit back in a sublime second display to top the group 31-15.  

The qualifying game, to determine whether College competed in the Cup or Plate, was against Felsted School. College was in control throughout eventually running out 38-12 winners. 

The second day saw College drawn in a pool with Bedford Modern School and KES Bath; with the winners of each pool, plus the best runner-up progressing to the semi-final pools.  

A tough first game was in store against Bedford, who had already had a convincing win over KES Bath. A couple of key decisions against College meant Bedford won 17-5. During the game against KES Bath, Ludo Millar (U6, BH) had his best game of the tournament and Christian Johnston (U6, L) provided power in the middle. The dynamic duo of George Key (U6, H) and Dan Beachus (L6, BH) tormented KES Bath with their pace and incredible footwork, and were the main reason College ran out 41-0 winners. 

In the semi-final pools Tonbridge beat Seaford 33-17 so College’s game was effectively a mini final. College started stronger but Tonbridge took an unassailable lead. As Tonbridge were in the final, Seaford and College approached the next game in a relaxed fashion. It was a high scoring affair with Seaford eventually winning 31-26.   

From beginning to end, the squad played superbly, managing to take College to their first semi final since winning the tournament in 2004! George Key was awarded full colours and Ludo Millar was awarded half colours for outstanding performances over the two days.  

   

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