The Year 8/9 Rugby team won their opening game of the season with an excellent home win over local rivals John Hanson School on Friday night. In a game that saw Harrow Way take an early 5-0 lead, John Hanson soon found their form and scored two tries in quick succession. An equalizing try and conversion from Joe Joy saw Harrow Way take a slim 12-10 lead at the half time break. From the moment the whistle went to restart the second half, it was clear that the Harrow Way boys were hungry for success and notched up a healthy lead  by scoring three more tries and being utterly dominant in the scrum. John Hanson failed to get on the scoreboard during the entire second half as the home team kept the visitors pinned back in their own 22 for much of the half. During the final quarter of the game, the home team kept their nerve, kept their shape but most importantly kept their lead to win in convincing fashion. In a game that was typically ‘scrappy’ in places for an early season encounter, the final score of 27-10 was a clear indicator of how far this team has come in the last year. Mr Peters’ Man of the Match was Joe Joy for an awesome exhibition in defensive cover tackling. The team welcomed back into the squad James Reeder after a lengthy period of injury and newcomer Ben Black was rewarded with a superb try on his debut performance for the team.

The boys’ next home match is on Wednesday 26th September against Cantell School.