The Perse School

Northumberland Rugby Tour for Years 7 and 8

28 Nov 2011

A group of twenty five Year 7 and Year 8 pupils travelled to Northumberland for a mini-rugby tour earlier this month. Expecting typically Arctic northern conditions, they were pleasantly surprised to see the sun shining on both days, which encouraged some free-flowing rugby. The team played two matches, defeating King’s Tynemouth School 43-31 in a highly entertaining encounter, and narrowly losing 15-12 to Tynedale RFC. All twenty five boys played their part and there were a number of excellent individual performances. Special mention goes to winger William Tyrrell, who scored five tries and was the standout player.

Whilst on tour the group went to see the Newcastle Falcons play Lyon in the Amlin Challenge Cup, and were given the opportunity to “bosh” Mr Mclean and Mr Anderson at dodgems. The teachers were also “delighted” to receive skin-tight pink T-shirts from the boys, which they wore with pride at the Metro Centre.

Thanks to the boys for their effort and superb attitude throughout.



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