This past half term has seen our rugby teams back in action for the Cornwall Schools 7s Tournaments. The Year 7 team gave a fantastic account of themselves at their tournament held at Pool School, with 19 schools taking part. RLS were unbeaten in their pool, qualifying for the quarter finals without conceding a single point! They played some excellent 7s rugby to defeat Callington comfortably in the last 8 in order to reach the semi-finals, where they faced favourites Truro School. RLS took the game to Truro in the first half, scoring a fine try to draw the scores level but unfortunately Truro then proved that bit too strong and ran out winners to book their place in the final. A fine effort by our boys which certainly showed the potential to go one better in future years.
The Year 10s were next up, taking part at Redruth School in their respective 7s competition. Drawn in a tough pool against Penrice, St Ives and Liskeard, RLS won one, lost won and drew one. Fortunately this was enough to go through to the quarter finals where they defeated Penair in a hard fought local derby! Onto the semi-finals and RLS faced favourites Truro School. After a bright start, creating several scoring opportunities Truro School’s strength eventually came through and they ran out comfortable winners, despite RLS’s best efforts.
The last team to play in their 7s competition were our highly successful Year 8 rugby team, who were hoping to retain the title they won last year. In the pool stages RLS faced Penryn, Bude and Falmouth. After a nervy start the boys ended up topping the pool unbeaten and progressed through to the next round, a ‘super six’ format where the best placed teams from the pool stages played in two pools of three. It was at this stage that RLS stepped up a gear and began playing some exciting rugby, firstly beating Redruth, then overcoming Truro School comfortably. This led them into the final against a motivated Penryn side. RLS saved their best until last, turning on the style to score some excellent team tries, eventually winning 45-5 to retain their county 7s title and remain unbeaten in Cornwall for the past two years.
Mr J Williamson
Head of Boys PE