Tag rugby treble for Greneway School
PUBLISHED: 12:16 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:16 05 November 2015
Greneway School’s Years 5 and 6 pupils picked up a terrific treble of titles at the North East Herts Schools’ U11 Tag Rugby Tournament.
Both the A and B teams retained their titles, with the A’s seeing off St Marys and the B’s beating Ralph Sadleir.
A five-game winning streak also ensured Greneway’s C team picked up the main honours in a clean sweep for the school.
The North East Herts School Sports Partnership came together with seven schools across Year 5 and 6 for the annual event.
With three separate tournaments involving 20 teams and over 160 players all in action at one time, Royston Heath was a flurry of activity.
The recently trained leaders from Meridian School and Freman College were taking control of the games in the roles of officials and were kept on their toes with high numbers of tries being scored by all schools.
The C team were the first ones to get their games going, under the control of Greneway Year 8 leader Alfie Pocock.
They got off to a flying start in their opening game and never looked back as they swept through their group, scoring 33 tries, to take the crown.
James Price, Greneway’s leader, was taking on the challenge of managing the B team.
They were grouped with Ralph Sadleir and St Thomas of Canterbury schools.
Both games were close with the Royston school showing just enough to win back-to-back games and top the group.
The semi-final tie against St Edmunds College was an equally tight match with Greneway pulling away at the end to take the game by three tries.
This resulted in a rematch with Ralph Sadleir in the final.
Greneway managed to move up another gear leading the game from the start to finish comfortably in front and claim the mantle of champions.
The pressure was now on the Greneway A team.
They had claimed top spot in their group after impressive wins against Edwinstree and St Thomas and then a 9-8 win in one of the games of the day against St Edmunds.
Beating Roysia in the last four set up a final with St Marys, who had edged a tight semi-final with St Edmunds.
Greneway started the final nervously with an early mistake. This prompted them into raising their performance and trouble St Marys.
As the game moved into the second half, Greneway continued to show quality with a number of impressive individual tries and even better team tries and they secured the victory.
The A team will now represent the district in the Herts School Games Finals next year.
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