College take on world

Tuesday 27th April 2010 10:00 pm

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TAVISTOCK College students were selected to compete in the largest schools rugby tournament in the world for the third year running.

The National Schools Sevens at Rosslyn Park, London, draws teams from all over the UK, Europe and even Africa. 

The Tavistock College girls U18 squads put in some fantastic performances against Judd from Kent and Richard

Vale from Surrey with the Tavistock girls scoring nine tries — captain Sarah Lucas (2), Flo Huntington-Whiteley (2), Katy Scorer and Beth Neave (4). Lucas added five conversions and Rachael Watson made another to dominate the first two games.

In the last game against Hartpury College, Gloucester, Tavistock were out-powered and lost out on a quarter final place. The final of the tournament was played between Truro College and Hartpury - the only two teams Tavistock had lost to all season.

In the boys' open competition Tavistock College Year 11 and 12 students, coached by Will Reed, played four, hard pool matches but the competition was just too strong. Captain Robin Jones ensured his team kept on fighting. There were tries from Callum Thompson and Richard Coker, the second being converted by Josh Leeson.

Head of PE, Tristan Forster, said: "Both teams have done themselves and the college proud yet again. The boys will be so much stronger for this experience next year and will be able to compete at the same level the girls have done this time.