Plate Winners at The John Fisher School Founders Rugby Sevens

16 March 2017 

Last Thursday 9 March our U15 VII took part in The John Fisher School Founders Day Sevens tournament. This tournament is in its 42nd year with 20 top rugby playing schools from around the London and South East region competing on the day.

The tournament format was four groups with five schools in each group. The winner of the group would go into the main Cup competition with the runner up in the group going into the Plate competition. Our U15s performed exceptionally well throughout the day, improving every match in both attack and defence, but importantly showing a real work ethic and terrific team spirit.

U15 Group Results:

36-24 win versus Wimbledon College
5-32 loss versus Hampton School
22-0 win versus Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
47-0 win versus Tiffin School, Kingston
Plate semi-final win 34-0 versus Whitgift School
Plate final win 29-14 versus Campion School

This meant our U15s finished second in their group setting up a Plate semi-final clash against Whitgift School. The match started with plenty of physicality and high skill levels on show, but a thrilling finish resulted in the final score being a victory 34-0 to Abingdon School, sending the team into the Plate final versus Campion School, Essex.

The Plate final started just like the semi-final with plenty of pace and work rate on show from both teams. Close again at half-time, Abingdon used their full squad to their advantage once again to come home victors winning 29-14. A big thank you to our boys for representing the School superbly during the day. High work rate and commitment throughout, fantastic development for the boys, and enjoyable experience for all.

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