Despite the threat of arctic conditions generated by “The Beast from the East 2.0” that gripped London over the weekend, The Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Tag Rugby Festival took place on Tuesday 20th March. Eight out of eleven Raynes Park Cluster Schools took part in the festival, with all players egar to demonstrate their rugby skills on arrival.
With the event being a non-competitive festival and no official scored being recorded by the referees, this allowed all players to play without inhibition and showcase some fabulous skills on the pitch in both attack and defence. Throughout the festival, the quality of rugby on display dramatically improved from one game to the next, with all competing schools scoring some superb team and individual tries, as well as demonstrating some well organised teamwork in defence.
Credit must also be given to those schools with players who had limited rugby experience prior to attending the event, as towards the latter fixtures, these individuals were too demonstrating some great skills in both attack and defence. What was also great to see was the manner of sportsmanship demonstrated by all players throughout their games and at the end of the match they would shake hands and wish each other luck for their remaining fixtures. One team that was voted as demonstrating particularly outstanding sportsmanship by all of the attending schools was Poplar B, who were this tournaments Refspect winners. Well done guys!
A big thank you must be given to Old Ruts RFC for hosting us yet again, as well as to the Rutlish Sport Leaders, who refereed and managed the games diligently – thank you all!
- Poplar A
- Poplar B
- Merton Park
- Sacred Heart RC
- St John Fisher RC
- St Matthew’s C of E