On Saturday 6 September, the annual Old Boys rugby match took place on the fields at Truro School. This year was slightly different to others, not just because of the calibre of the players involved, but also because it was in aid of Cancer Research.
We arrived at 11am to go through team tactics and plays before heading to the dining hall for some pre-match lunch, and the Burrell Theatre for a photo slideshow and a highlight video of our year together as a team. There were definitely some tears shed from the parents and coaches that were present! I then asked Andrew Williams, the warm up kit sponsor, to come forward to present our kit to the lads, which were unwrapped in the changing room to many gasps. Mike Christopher did himself proud.
The game started… and stopped abruptly as I gave away a penalty nearly straight away. All in all, the first half was an error-strewn affair from our perspective with some very fast rugby. Deciding to ramp up the energy, we increased the pace and scored two try’s in two kick offs. The game went from there, with the 1st XV doing themselves proud as they didn’t give up and kept coming back, showing a great spirit.
As the game came to a close, as did our school rugby era. The final score was Old Boys 48:7 Truro School 1st XV, with tries from myself, Tom Holdsworth, Andy Munro-Lott, Dan Rutter, George Hooper and Rob Hodge.
Thank you to all the supporters on the day who watched the rugby, hockey and the netball. Thank you to the coaches and management, a special thank you to the girls and guys who went around with the buckets and programmes. Finally, thank you to Penny for helping me with all the Cancer Research organisation. We raised around £400 on the day and over £1600 overall for a wonderful cause.
We finished how we started. There will never be a group of boys like ours, thank you for the memories.
Truro School Leaver, 2014