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Tag future bright despite derby defeat

The Tag Rugby team took a short walk to Trinity Road Primary to play a 30-minute match against the hosts.

Both teams scored five tries in the first half but at the end the eventual score was Trinity Road 14 Cathedral 11. However, the home team were all Year 6 pupils, while ours was made up of two Year 6s, one Year 5, six Year 4s and three Year 3s (Francine, Elijah and Teddy F) who all made their debuts.

The rest of the team were William C (captain), William R, Jeremiah, Tavi, Bertie, Anthony, Theo, Rosie and Annabelle.

Two wins in Tag Team's Debut Tournament

The Cathedral Tag Rugby Squad played their first tournament for many years at Parkwood Academy.

Despite only beginning training with Mr Snook this half-term, the team played incredibly well and achieved victories against the hosts and then St Pius by five tries to four. Despite a 7-4 defeat in their final match with Great Waltham, the team finished joint-first with 11 points from three matches.

Only two members of the nine-player squad were in Year 6 so the results bodes well for the future. A number of the players have been part of Rugby Tots which takes place on Mondays and is open to Key Stage One.

Jeremiah said, "It was a bit messy at times, especially when people were falling over in front of me, but I loved playing every minute."

The squad were William, James, Jeremiah, Bertie, Anthony, Tavi, Theo, Annabelle and Rosie.