This week I (Mr Prosser) had a very sad thought. Today was going to be the last time our current team would play together. As well as this, it could be the last time some of the team play rugby full-stop. However, hopefully the whole team will pursue their rugby playing…
After a very tough group with Lyncrest, Earl Spencer and Boothville, two of the teams drew on the same points score (SdS and Boothville). Through our points difference being higher, we went through as the group winners!
In the semi-finals we faced Weston Favell. After taking an early lead, the game evened itself out and ended 4-4. We went to extra-time… Try to us, try to them. The referee ordered “golden try”; we pushed on and squeezed a try to take us through to the grand final.
In the final we met Lings. After taking the lead 1-0, Lings quickly turned it around with some brilliant running play to 1-3. None of team looked dismayed by this and dug in their heels and pushed on to get the game back to 3-3. We very narrowly missed out on winning it 4-3 – very unlucky! We decided it would be fairest if Lings and Simon de Senlis took a share of the final prize. What I loved about this was that none of the children complained – they agreed it was the best decision!
Well done to the whole rugby team; you have played superbly all year! This afternoon in particular.
I do, in all honesty, hope that each of you continue playing rugby when you reach secondary school and beyond – either for your school or for a local club.
Well done to the team! All of you persevered, pushed, tackled and just quite frankly gave it your all!
Also, thank you to all the parents who came to support the team. Simon de Senlis always bring great support! Great that you all get to witness your children being awesome.