Rugby Summary: November 2013

Year 6 Rugby v Polwhele

Wednesday 13 November


Recently, Polwhele visited for a fixture with our U11 rugby team in what turned out to be an excellent contest. We fielded two different sides in each half, which provided 20 players with the opportunity to represent the school in one fixture. Truro ‘Blues’ managed to win a terrific first half by 2 tries to 1, Polwhele proving to be solid and brave in defence. Truro ‘Whites’ managed to win the second half by 4 tries to 1, against a tiring Polwhele side, who had, after all, played twice as long as the Truro players. Our players showed that the hard work in training is paying off, with some excellent running rugby and solid defence. Congratulations to both teams. (C. Read)


Year 5 Rugby v Polwhele

Wednesday 13 November


We split 17 of our Year 5 boys into two teams and each played half a match against Polwhele. Despite valiant tackling from Polwhele, the strength and running ability of our players meant that we were soon leading by 3 tries to 0. A million pound loan transfer of Sam to Polwhele helped them to slow down the flow of tries, and the subsequent transfer of Max in the second half meant that we had a very competitive match. Some great support play and ‘weaving’ runs enabled us to score 9 tries in total, while the Polwhele/Sam/Max team scored 3 tries in reply. Well done to all the players involved, some playing their first ever matches for the school, for the determined and ‘sporting’ attitude they displayed in this fixture. (S. Speer)


Year 4 Rugby

Thursday 14 November


Our Year 4 rugby team took part in the Mount House U9 rugby tournament, featuring the strongest independent schools in the South West. Played under the ‘old’ rules, Truro only had two training sessions to master the dark arts of rucking, mauling and tackling. They deserve to be congratulated for displaying courage, skill and sportsmanship to emerge with a mixture of wins, draws and losses. Apart from inflicting a heavy defeat on St. Petrocs, the performance of the day was a narrow defeat, by 2 tries to 1, against Blundells, who went on to win the tournament. Congratulations to all involved for performances on the field and good behaviour on what is a long and tiring day.


Last Thursday, our Year 3 and 4 travelled to play rugby matches against Polwhele. It was their first away fixture, and was played in near freezing conditions, which was a challenge for both teams. It was clear that the teams were evenly matched, and thanks to some particularly strong running from Joshua, Truro managed a 7-7 draw.


The Year 4 also had an evenly matched contest, in which they initially fell behind, only to rally strongly in the second half. Finn and Joe ably, assisted by the rest of the team, showed good determination to come back from 4 tries down to record another draw, the scores finishing level at 8 all. Well done to the players from both sides. (C. Read)