College Hosts Hertfordshire U13 Rugby 7s

Prep 7-13
Posted on: March 5th 2019

College hosts U13 7 a side Hertfordshire rugby tournament

Hertfordshire Rugby Football Schools Union

U13 Annual 7a-side Competition




Game 1

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Won 2-1

Game 2

Queens School

Won 4-3

Game 3

Berkhamsted School

Lost 3-4

Game 4

Watford Grammer

Won 4-3

Game 5

Bishop`s Stortford High School

Lost 2-4

Game 6

Richard Hale

Lost 1-6

The College hosted the Hertfordshire Rugby Football Schools 7 a side competition on Monday 4th March, welcoming fifteen schools from the county to our grounds. It was a cold Monday morning with a howling wind at our backs when the competition started. The schools were all very excited to take part in the seven a side competition as they have all been preparing and practising for some weeks.

College U13s v Hockerill in 7 a side rugby tournament 7 a side rugby tournament between College & Hockerill

College v Berkhamsted in U13 7 a side tournament Prep School U13s v Berkhamsted in 7 a side tournament

The College team played some excellent running rugby in their first two matches, narrowly beating Hockerill 2-1, followed by an even closer match with Queens School by just beating them 4-3 in a nail biting finish. In a very close match in the final pool game, the College narrowly lost 4-3 against a well drilled Berkhamsted team.

College U13 team v Watford Grammar rugby 7s College U13s v Watford Grammar in rugby 7s

College U13s face Boys High in 7 a side rugby tournament College U13s v Boys High in 7 a side tournament

The boys kicked off the second part of the competition with an excellent win of 4-3 over the very well drilled Watford Grammar team. It was a hard fought battle between two teams scoring almost immediately after the other one scored. In a titanic game the College team faced one of their hardest matches of the day by playing against the Bishop's Stortford High School and narrowly losing 4-2 against one of the better sides at the competition. The final game was a bridge too far for the boys as the drop in temperature as well as exhaustion started to set in. The boys played some good rugby but were out-played by a solid Richard Hale team that were unstoppable on the day to say the least. The team lost 6-1 against one of the best teams at the competition but every one of the players played during the day and all of the boys enjoyed the rugby.

U13 rugby tournament 7 a side College v Queens School College U13 team play Berkhamsted in 7 a side

It has been, as always, a wonderful experience taking the College pupils to the Sevens competition and giving them the opportunity to show just what they are capable of in any competition. I would like to thank the organisers as well as every staff member involved in the arrangements for the day as it was a huge success. Thank you all for your support as it is greatly appreciated!

Andre Beukes, Head of Rugby