Oakham 7s: U18s
1 March 2017
The Senior 7s squad travelled to Oakham on Sunday 26 February for their first tournament on the road to Rosslyn Park, where they aim to regain the trophy for the third year running.
Stowe was placed in a tough group on a postage stamp of a pitch against the likes of Bedford and Stamford. A superb physical win against Bedford ultimately set the tone for the rest of day as Stowe went through the group stages as winners of their pool.
Stowe then dispatched St Joseph's, Ipswich in the quarter-final and followed this with their best performance of the day - beating a supposed season undefeated Rugby School side 31-0. This set up a re-match against Bedford in the final. Due to ill-discipline and a slow start by Stowe, Bedford were able to to race to a 21-0 lead. Stowe fought back valiantly, but the bounce of the ball was not with us in the dying stages and we came a close second 21-17.
It was a great run out for the whole squad and we look forward to the Windsor RFC invitational tournament on Sunday 5 March.
Photos of the matches can be seen here.
Michael Rickner, U18s Coach