Years 3 & 4 Touch Rugby Finale
Years 3 and 4 have held nothing back in their quest for touch-rugby, ball-skill perfection! Progress has been impressive across both these two, junior year groups, so much so that the teams that faced each other this week in a mini World Cup Tournament were pumped and ready for some spectacular action.
The crowds may not have been what they were, but the scouts were out and the omens (blue sky and fresh air) felt good, as blues and yellows hustled for ends.
As the attacking arrows aligned and the defensive walls stretched impenetrably for the start of round one, the tension was palpable. A hush descended. The hooter blew. The first, crashing wave of fast, running rugby was unleashed… and the fast and the furious (metaphorically speaking, of course) did not stop pummeling each other (again, the metaphor) until the final whistle of the afternoon signaled an end to hostilities (…you get the idea!). All were spent, including the referees who were hoarse from their shouts of, “Tackle one! Tackle Two!”
The Chiefs, with Samuel Malcolm and Nicholas Newell, ran some tight lines to score some super tries. The Patriots, with Charlie Jackson and Luke Whitehead, defended like, well, patriots. The Wizards were spellbinding, perhaps not too surprising with the likes of Harris Lafferty, Shayaan Bashir and Harry Potter on their side! The Dolphins, with William Patterson and Archie Inch leading their respective pods, were great communicators and slick in execution. The Packers, with Roshan Bagar and Harry Edwards, held a strong line of defense, tallying the highest tackle count.
Congratulations go to The Ravens, ably led by William Gowers and Joshua Rail in their respective Year 3 and Year 4 contests who both came out on the top perch, clawing their way to an impressive 15 points apiece.
Players were reminded that the referee’s decisions are not to be questioned, that using all the players on your team is playing together as a team, and that encouraging each other and saying ‘thank you’ to referees and the opposition shows good sportsmanship. The boys played some excellent rugby; it was an off-load-passing-fest, a running gazelle-like jamboree and a Dodge City extravaganza all rolled into one! Well played, everyone!
Mr Thomas, Head of PE