Rugby players scrumming it for victory

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Rugby players tackled the opposition with impressive performances as part of the Staffordshire School Rugby Tournament. Highfields sent a team to take part in the U13 category of the competition, which was held at Willenhall Rugby Club.

PE teacher, Mr C Moody, said: “These tournaments are a great experience for the team because they are playing against rugby playing schools which are in great shortage in Wolverhampton because of football.”

The team started the day playing our pool matches to decide the league they would play in during the afternoon. Despite some fantastic performances and victories on the pitch, a loss in the final pool game in torrential rain saw the team playing in the second league.

A hard-fought draw against a talented team from St John Fisher School meant it was all down to the last game against St Francis, who had already themselves beaten St John Fisher.

Mr Moody said: “St Francis knew they had to win so really stepped up their game but the team really put their bodies on the line, tackling anything that moved and stopping St Francis on the game line. 

“The final whistle went and there was no maths needed. Our boys knew they had won their league as the team they just beaten had won against the team we drew with. It was an excellent performance by the boys. It was a real pleasure to take them and they were exceptional representatives of the school.”

Posted on January 7, 2019 .