IAPS U13 Small Schools Rugby 7’s Festival, Sherborne 10.00am TBC

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Match Report

On Saturday 18th March St Hugh’s Boys set off for U13 Boys IAPs Rugby 7’s festival hosted by Sherborne. The journey down was long but the boys passed the time with games, songs and trying to get each other to roll the dreaded ‘dice of doom’. On arrival at Yeovil we checked into our rooms and headed across the road for bowling and some much needed food. We competed in two teams with the lead changing hands on many occasions. Finishing on top with a nice round 100 was Spike. We spent a little time at the amusement arcade and grabbed the opportunity to take in the England and Ireland result before heading back for much needed rest before the big day at Sherborne. The boys settled really well and everybody get some good rest, except for poor Elliot. At 2.30am Mr Short received a knock at the door with Elliot unable to sleep as Wilf had taken up the whole bed and stolen the duvet. We discussed how to tackle this and Elliot too turned in for some rest. We awoke to some great spring sunshine and headed down for breakfast. The boys made the most of the continental and cooked breakfast buffet. Heaven knows where they put it all!

A short 10 minute drive found us at Sherborne School fantastic weather and impressive rugby facilities set us up for a great day. We played 3 games before lunch coming up against two of the toughest teams in the tournament, Sherborne and Amesbury. Our third game just before lunch was against Malvern College which was a really close game with both teams responding with one try after another finishing in a draw. We enjoyed our lunch with some of the other schools and had a short break before our next game with Daneshill. This too was a closely fought game with plenty of fantastic tries being scored by the boys finishing the game just ahead of Daneshill. Our final game to wrap up the day was against St Michaels. The team embraced trying new things like cross field kicks, miss passing to the wingers which made for some exciting play. It was a great experience at Sherborne and the boys should be proud of the way they played and also how they conducted themselves over the course of the weekend. Well done to everyone involved.