The Year 7 rugby squad were put through their paces for the first time tonight in a local tie against John Hanson School at Harrow Way. The game provided the squad with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their skills and potential. Playing alongside some of the Year 8 squad (as recent changes to the RFU school continuum now allow) the predominantly Year 7 team took on the Year 8 team from local rivals John Hanson (fielding just two Year 7 players).

Deciding to use the slope to start was the right decision by Harrow Way captain Joseph Joy and this was justified as the home team held the visitors to a 15-0 lead at half time, an astonishing score line considering we failed to win one scrum in the entire first half!

In the second half, some slick handling in the backs and some blistering runs from the likes of Jake McGowan forced the home team into an even more decisive lead as they continued to dominate in almost every area of the park. The final score of 29-5 was a very pleasing result and has surely helped build confidence in the camp.  Harrow Way has lost just one game of their opening seven encounters this season.

Mr Peters said after the game: “This year is already proving to be the most successful rugby season in the school’s history. With teams at every age group now, and more and more players attending training than ever before, rugby has taken off big time here at Harrow Way and we are now a real force within the county. My continued thanks go to all the parents for their touchline support and to Charles Gray and Mr Reed for their excellent coaching”.

Next game: Thursday 15th November – Cantell School (Home)