Our Rugby Academy record two wins from three at the world’s biggest school rugby 7s tournament
April 11, 2022

Our Rugby Academy record two wins from three at the world’s biggest school rugby 7s tournament

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A crop of young rugby stars learning their craft in Coventry held their own against development sides from across the country to record two wins from three at the world’s biggest school rugby 7s tournament.

A crop of young rugby stars learning their craft in Coventry held their own against development sides from across the country to record two wins from three at the world’s biggest school rugby 7s tournament.

Coventry College Rugby Education Programme Under-18s rugby team put on a pair of stellar performances as they joined more than 10,000 young players at the 2022 Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools 7s in London.

The side responded to a 17-5 setback against Worcestershire-based Malvern College in their opening game with a 38-0 rout against London side Ibstock Place School before claiming a 21-7 victory against Ampleforth College from North Yorkshire to mark a successful third appearance at the prestigious competition.

More than 800 teams competed across almost 3,000 fixtures at the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields in south west London.
Pete Glackin, Head of Rugby at Coventry College, said: “The squad of 12 players representing Coventry College performed with distinction at the RP7s tournament both on and off the field.

“The first game was a fantastic contest with both teams drawing at half-time before Malvern College capitalised on some good play to pull away and record the win.

“The second and third games of the pool group stages showcased some excellent rugby from the Coventry College players, scoring some outstanding tries and playing a great brand of rugby, finishing second overall in the group.

“The students displayed a fantastic attitude and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament experience over the two days.”

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