Rugby Summary: Week Beginning Monday 5 September

The school rugby season quickly got underway this week with the 2nd XV playing Truro College 3rd XV. In a scrappy game, the school had a reasonably comfortable 35-19 win with Ross Warren and Connor Davidson both scoring two tries.

On Saturday 10 September we hosted six matches against Ivybridge College, one of the strongest rugby schools in the South West. Unfortunately we were defeated convincingly in all games and although disappointed, hopefully the boys will have learned a lot about themselves from the experience and are now aware of the hard work required individually and as squads over the next few weeks.

On the same afternoon, the 1st XV played the annual opening match of the season against the Former Pupils. In front of a large crowd, the game proved to be very competitive and at half-time the school led 10-7 courtesy of a try by Sam Haywood and a conversion and penalty from impressive fly-half Will Hooper.

The 1st XV made six replacements during the second half and increased their lead through a superb solo effort by U16 player Troy Sixton, converted by Hooper who also landed another penalty.  An excellent defensive effort in particular against older and bigger opponents laid the foundation for an impressive 20-7 win for the school.