Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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U13 Boys Rosslyn Park 7s Tournament - Monday 25th March 2019



For the first time ever Hugh Sexey U13s boys 7's rugby team entered in the world's biggest schools 7s rugby tournament, at Rosslyn Park in London. The boys and myself have been looking forward to this tournament all year!

We left school at 5.30am In the morning to make the 5 hour journey to London. Our first game was scheduled for 9.20am. We got there in plenty of time to warm up and prepare for a full day of 7s rugby.


The first game was against Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe school (Swansea, Wales). Hugh Sexey's immediately got down to business and starting to play attacking, running rugby which created spaces for our finishers to score.  The game ended 50-5 to Hugh Sexey's. A great start to the tournament.
The second game was against Churcher's College (Petersfield, Hampshire). Churcher's had won their first game and looked to be a strong unit.  Hugh Sexey's game plan was to do the same; to put lots of pressure on them resulting in turn overs enabling us move the ball and score.  Our defence in this game was outstanding.  The finishing score was 35-15 to Hugh Sexey's; both schools played a great game of 7s rugby.
The third game was against Aberdare Community School (Aberdare, Wales) Our spirit and team ethos were on a roll, and the boys powered on to win 40 -0. Our strong breakaway running skills were too much for Aberdare to handle.
The fourth game was vs Fulham Boys School (Fulham, London).  We knew they would be a very tough school to beat as they hadn't lost a game yet in the tournament.  However Hugh Sexey's were rampant; the boys covered the whole field, passing the ball from one side of the pitch to the other  causing havoc for Fulham School. An excellent display of rugby from the Hugh Sexey team saw them finish the game 45-20. This was an outstanding game to watch.
The final game of the day was against Treorchy Comprehensive School (Rhondda, Wales). Kick off was 4.20pm and I honestly thought we would be seeing lots of tired legs. In fact the boys were all up for this last game, and were determined to finish the day on a high. They did exactly that by winning 40-5.
All of the boys were outstanding on the day; this definitely has to be one of the best displays of rugby  I have seen in all my time at Hugh Sexey's as a rugby coach. They played as a team and used their strengths on the pitch well.
Special mentions must go to the following: Will Creaser, for being an excellent captain as well as putting in a superb performance on the pitch.
Kenny Poole, Ben Crook, and Joel Tudor for their strong rugby running and finishing skills - they all had a great eye for the try line all day.
Alex Scott, Luc Griffiths and Jacob Aberdeen who were solid all day in every area of the game, and especially in defence - their tackle rate was superb.
Ollie Spinks, George Spinks, Max Scantlebury and James O'Brien, who are a year younger .  They all showed great promise, and was very pleasing to see them step-up and perform at this high level. Well done guys.
Also to Kyle Downie and Toby Marshall for being great support for the boys on the day.

Well done all of you, it was a day to remember.