After a slow start, especially to the first group game the boys improved in every game and brought it back to win the group. The 7’s got better as the minutes went by, and the confidence from the 13-a-side season was starting to come back.
In a tournament that features national powerhouses such as Millfield, Moulsford, Caldicott, Port Regis, The Downs and Clifton, the boys did exceptionally well to qualify 1st and therefore go through to the group winners group. This meant 3 more matches and the opportunity to win a trophy that the school has never won.
It came down to the last game against Caldicott, a quick glance at their website and you will find the following ‘Caldicott has a national reputation for its rugby’. However, the same quote wouldn’t be out of place on our own website. It wasn’t to be on this occasion, we didn’t manage to reach the same levels of ball retention compared to the previous matches and Caldicott ran out deserved winners. The disappointment was evident for all to see, but the achievement of second must not go without being mentioned.