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Monday, 21 March 2011
The Bolton school Senior rugby squad have been taking part in
some of the country's leading 7s competitions. First,
they travelled to Kirby Lonsdale and finished second in their
group to qualify for the plate semi final. After beating Morecambe
in the semi final the lads ran out of steam and went down
narrowly against Austin Friars School from Cumbria in
the plate final.
Next, they travelled to Fylde RFC to take part in the
National school 7s for the first time. The group was
very tough, including eventual Cup winners Filston College.
The team got better as the day went on as tactics improved.
Returning on the Sunday, Bolton School beat local
rivals St.Ambrose before comfortably beating Solihull
school in the Bowl quarter finals. A semi final against
Ashville saw Bolton take an early lead through Captain Sam
Higgins. Unfortunately Ashville took the game 22-10 and went
on to win the Bowl. Bolton School left the competition with their
heads high after a good final day. One of the highlights of
the weekend was the ten minutes the side spent with rugby legend
Jason Robinson who passed on some tips to the squad.
All the school teams have taken part in at least
one 7s competition as the School looks to get further
involved to test its players on the popular 7s circuit.
The U14s have led the way with an appearance in the finals of
the Giggleswick 7s. After finishing 2nd in their group Bolton
beat their hosts Giggleswick in the cup semi before being
beaten by a very strong Stonyhurst side in the final.
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