Skip to Content

Rugby teams impress at nationals

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2024
Worth School

Worth teams enjoyed a good week at the Rosslyn Park National Rugby Sevens with the 1st VII boys winning their group and the 1st VII girls progressing to the second day of competition for an impressive third year on the trot.

The 1st VII boys won all three of their group games, beating Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr 28-10, Tiffin 26-21 and Leighton Park 50-19. This was despite being without the influential Felix Bateman-Champain who had to sit out the competition after being named in the England U18 Six Nations squad.

The boys were subsequently eliminated in the knockout stages but this was a tremendous achievement to win their group for the first time since 2015.

Worth entered a girls’ 1st VII team for the first time in 2022 and for the third successive year they progressed from their group to the second day of competition. Placed in a tough group, the girls went unbeaten, winning three of their four fixtures and drawing the other before missing out on top spot to Oundle School on points difference.

Worth beat Belgian school Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege 22-10, Hayes 24-5 and The Judd School 27-15  before drawing 17-17 with Oundle. This was enough to give Worth second place and a spot on the second day of competition, but unfortunately we had to withdraw due to logistical issues being it was the last day of term.

Our U16 boys played well but lost all three fixtures, the U14 team finished second in their group with two wins from three while the U13 boys finished fourth in a group of six schools.

Well done to all those who represented the School at the National Sevens.

The third picture shows some of our U16 boys with former Lions captain Sam Warburton who was watching the tournament.

You may also like to read:

Felix gets England U18 call-up