Tag Rugby Qualifier
at Chipping Sodbury RFC
Thursday 26th February 2015

A total of 22 boys and girls represented Trinity School in the South Gloucestershire Schools Tag Rugby Tournament last Thursday. The children had decided to split into teams according to school year but to even up the numbers Beau and Joseph were seconded to the Year 6 team.

TEAM TRINITY WHITES
  • Anna
  • Belle
  • Bethan
  • Charlies
  • Ed
  • Fin
  • George
  • Harry
  • Josh
  • Megan
  • Will

TEAM TRINITY BLUES
  • Alexandra
  • Beau
  • Brandon
  • Charles
  • Hugo
  • James
  • Joseph
  • Matilda
  • Millie S
  • Olivia
  • Oliver

TEAM TRINITY WHITES

First game was against St Peters (Pilning) and Team Trinity played some great rugby to win the match 4-1. Next up was a match against St Pauls (Yate). This was a closely contested match which saw Trinity win by one try – final score 4-3. The final match in the pool stage was against Charborough Road (Filton)and this was avidly watched by Mr. Powell who had spent the last school year on secondment to Charborough Road! Team Trinity were not going to be beaten in the final stages of the pool and came away winners 5-2.

Having won their pool stage Trinity Whites were into the Cup Quarter Final against Abbotswood. Another close match ensured which saw the score at the end of full time stand at 3-3 … a draw! The referee then announced the winner would be decided by a golden try and gave the ball to Abbotswood for the restart. They duly scored and were declared the match winner going through to the Semi Final. This was a disappointing end to the afternoon for Trinity Whites who played some fantastic tag rugby but this Year 5 team will have the opportunity to return again next year.

TEAM TRINITY BLUES

On the other side of the draw, Trinity Blues’ first game was against Abbotswood (Yate). Trinity played some flowing rugby against strong opposition and just took the match 4-3. In the second match Trinity Blues proved too strong for St Marys (Yate) and ran in a batch of tries to win 8-4. It was a similar pattern for the final pool game in which Trinity won 7-3 with each of their tries being scored by a different player – a true team effort.

Having won their pool, it was on to the Cup Quarter Final against St Peters and again Team Trinity triumphed winning the match 4-2. This secured a place in the Cup Semi Final against Abbotswood (who had been awarded the win against Trinity Whites with the golden try!). Despite a jittery performance from a team excited to be through to the latter stages of the competition, Trinity Blues did enough to win 4-2. So it was to the Cup Final match with Charborough Road. Once again the excitement proved too much for Trinity, and not helped by some interesting refereeing, they narrowly lost the final 2-3.

Despite losing the final, progression to this stage of the competition had earned them a place in the County Finals.

During the afternoon Team Trinity played some exceptional Tag Rugby with some fluid passing, searing runs and ferocious tagging. Both the experienced rugby players and those less familiar with the game worked together as a team to great effect.

The county finals are part of the “Tag 2 Twickenham” event and will be played on 16th April 2015 at Bristol Grammer School. Good luck to Team Trinity Blues – on your performance last Thursday you should do well!

Many thanks to Charlie West, Phil Hall and Sarah Taylor for coaching the teams on the day

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