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Rugby 7's 2019

Players preparing for the next scrum!
17 Jan 2020
Alumni News
It's all about the ball
It's all about the ball

Once again the OI players outnumbered the current school players and created two large teams for the event. The pitch was very heavy after all the recent rain but the weather was mild and sunny; allowing some good rugby to be played. The mixed OI and school sides played a couple of games and then had a break to sample some of the catering before playing again and starting their own kicking competition. This innovation will be encouraged again next year and a trophy awarded for the best kicker at the event.

It is always nice to see the players getting on so well and enjoying playing again in the competition. The challenge to eat all the food at the end was accepted by players and spectators and the catch up conversations took place well after the last beer had been drunk. We hope to continue to publicise and grow this popular event more next year.

The winning team captain was Will Brown OI , who collected the John Nicholson Cup. The player of the tournament, voted by the players themselves, was current school player Rory Clayton. In the first game alone he distinguished himself by scoring two good tries and never once lost his elf hat which was a clear additional law this year.

My thanks to David Slade for officiating, the groundsmen, Bob Clayton, Bryan Caley, and a special thanks to the spectators and players for making such a pleasant afternoon.

Richard Welbourne 


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