Congratulations to all of the boys who participated in the annual Inter-School Rugby World Cup last week. This year it was related to the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France in September. The Touch Rugby version, the third of its kind at Clyst Vale, following versions in 2015 and 2019, respectively, is a 16-team tournament drawing of students across their School colour, in a vertical year format (Year 7-10).
The tournament kicked off on Monday lunchtime, with the group games culminating in style on Tuesday. The kick out stages took place on Wednesday and Thursday with the spectacle finale on Friday.
Congratulations must go to Yellow School, who completed a 1,2 and 3 finish at the top of the tree, with France taking home the spoils with a 3 try to 1 victory over their Fijian counterparts, also of Yellow School. In the Bronze medal final, Yellow School’s Australia edged out Green School’s New Zealand to seal the Yellow School domination of the Boy’s tournament this year.
Throughout each lunchtime, the games illustrated a high amount of skill, footwork and athleticism, along with an outstanding level of cooperation, teamwork and respect for one another, so well done to all involved. A massive thank you must go to the staff which helped officiate across the week, including the PE department, Dr Turl, Ms Watt, Mr Gardiner, Mr Jones and of course, Mr Hill, our guest of honour for the final.
The girls have their turn this week, with the Strike days pushing the final onto Monday 10 July at lunchtime.