Oakham 7s: U16s
1 March 2017
The U16s rugby VIIs boys competed in the Oakham Schools’ 7s tournament on Sunday 26 February. The squad consisted of Captain, Ed Anderson (Fifth Form, Bruce), Jamie Moir (Fifth Form, Grenville), Mark Kanjana (Fifth Form, Walpole), Ollie Bowder (Fifth Form, Grafton), Jack Comyn (Fourth Form, Grafton), Freddie Horlick (Fifth Form, Bruce), Harry Hewlett (Fifth Form, Cobham), Egan Brosnan (Fourth Form, Grenville), Dom Saghri (Fifth Form, Chatham), Ben Edeh (Fourth Form, Grenville) and Tom Worrall (Fifth Form, Grafton).
In a tough group of five the U16s started with three solid wins against Oundle, Bedford and Stamford. In the final match of the group against Uppingham we both scored three tries each. However, they converted one of their tries to go through as group winners and left us with the tougher route in the Cup as runners up. A fine performance in the quarter-final saw us beat Culford. We then came back after going 10-0 down in the semi-final against Leicester Grammar School to win 19-10. This set up a re-match in the final against Uppingham. This time we started strong and raced off to a 26-0 lead at half time. We then went on to win the final 31-12. It was a fine team performance captained by the ever tenacious Ed Anderson and is a great start to the build-up to Rosslyn Park.
Photos from the matches can be seen here.
Liam Copley, U16s Coach