Mercer come out tops in Year 5-8 House Rugby competition
On Friday 17th November a lovely afternoon of rugby took place at Abbeydale resulting in Whitfield winning a keenly contested house rugby contest for senior school, between the Year 7 and Year 8 houses. Whitfield won all their games but were run close by a Mercer side who contested every breakdown with enthusiasm and vigour. Outstanding performances on the day came from George Taylor who hadn’t picked up a rugby ball before September, Alex Reed who showed why he captains the U13s team and Jack Jolley who scored a number of tries for Mercer to ensure their second place.
In terms of junior school, it was a fantastic afternoon with determination and passion from all Year 5 and Year 6 houses, with some fantastic tries from some unexpected players! Player of the day medals were awarded to Rayaan Sheel for two fantastic tries, Tom Raw and Ben Hartog for determination and fantastic rucking throughout. Additional special mentions to Khaled Alshatti for his fantastic sportsmanship throughout the afternoon, encouraging all players of varying ability and house.
The level of rugby played was extremely impressive, particularly as this was only the second game of rugby ever played by some individuals.
Holmes v Mercer: Mercer won 20 – 0
Whitfield v Johnson: Whitfield won 20 – 10
Mercer v Johnson: Mercer won 45 – 5
Holmes v Whitfield: Holmes won 25 – 0
Johnson v Holmes: Johnson won 15 – 10
Mercer v Whitfield: Mercer won 45 – 5
Overall winners from Year 5 and Year 6 –
1st Place Mercer
Tied 2nd place: Holmes, Johnson and Whitfield
For the cup, the Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 results were combined resulting in the overall winners as follows: