Year 8 and 9 Boys Rugby Union FINALS
Our annual Boys Rugby Union Finals Day hosted by Ryton RFC certainly lived up to expectations.
The Year 8 final consisted of Cardinal Hume, Emmanuel College and Lord Lawson. All 3 teams played one another in what was particular tough conditions, the first fixture was between Cardinal Hume and Emmanuel College a hard fought game which ended with Cardinal Hume being victorious winning a thriller 4 tries to 3. It was Emmanuel College's turn to enter the field annd they played Lord Lawson in their opening fixture, another very close game with Emmanuel College going down by another single try - the game ended 5-4 to Lord Lawson. All to play for in the final fixture (Cardinal Hume Vs Lord Lawson) with both teams narrowly beating Emmanuel College. Lord Lawson started the game firmly on the front foot, quick hands and quick feet ensured they scored 2 early tries the game continued in this fashion but Cardinal Hume had a resolute defence restricting Lord Lawson to a 3 try lead at half time. Lord Lawson started quickly and the score went to 6, Cardinal Hume never gave up and continued to drive Lord Lawson back and deservedly scored a try in the final play of the game. Three fantastic games and Lord Lawson were deservered winners of the Year 8 Boys Rugby Union CVL 2015/16.
The Year 9 final consisted of Thorp Academy against Lord Lawson. Lord Lawson started the game in the same fashion as their Year 8 team quick to the tackle and some great possession play. Thorp Academy struggled to deal with the early pace set by Lord Lawson and teams went in at half time 7-5 in Lord Lawson's favour. After the break both teams were evenly matched and the scores went to 12-10 after both teams scored unconverted tries. In what was the turning point in the game Lord Lawson continued to drive forward and unfortunately missed the try line, Thorp Academy took advantage and ran the whole length of the pitch to score a fantastic indicidual try making it 15-12. Spirits were high in the Thorp Academy team and they pressed on to score a further 3 converted tries with the game finishing 36-12 to Thorp Academy.
A fantastic day and some great rugby on show in Gateshead well done to everyone involved!