It was a good day for Rugby 7’s School Games Level 3 winter competition, sun was shining and despite the recent weather the pitches were in good condition at the Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club’s new ground which is a perfect venue for such a competitions.
10 schools took part from across the county and were separated into two Pools for the Round robin style competition. School included: St Johns, St Laurence, Wyvern, Hardenhuish, Commonweal, Stonehenge, St Augustine’s, Bishops Wordsworth, Sheldon and Lydiard Park Academy.
Pool 1 was really close between the top 3 teams and the outcome wasn’t known until the final game so adding tension and excitement to this stage of the competition.
Pool 2 saw Hardenhuish School move through the games undefeated and win their place in the next round quite convincingly, although St John’s Academy gave them a run for their money and the game was close.
Unfortunately Wyvern were unable to come due to mini bus issues so their place in the play-offs was taken by the ‘barbarians’, a team made up of players from every other school.
The competition was delivered by Frank Butler and Steve Barber from the RFU. The Young Leaders came from Year 10 RWBA and were brilliant, really professional and focused. They all enjoyed it and one said “it would help to improve his own game of rugby”.
School values of Determination, Team Work, Passion, Self-Belief and Honesty were very much in evidence throughout the day, along with great sportsmanship.
Footage of the final between Hardehuish and Bishops Wordsworth.