On Friday, 7 September, twelve rugby players, coached by Mr Felix and Mr Sparrius, travelled to Port Elizabeth to participate in the EPRU under 17 Sevens qualifiers. This was the first experience of 7’s rugby for the Union boys, and after the first match, the team realised what fitness levels are required of them to perform at optimum level, and to enjoy the game.
Union’s players were devastated to lose three of their matches on the stroke of the final whistle. However, through positive reinforcement and self-belief, they knew that a victory in the final match was inevitable. In a free-flowing match, displaying all their skills, the Union boys were extremely tenacious and outplayed their opponents, ending their campaign with a well-deserved victory.
This was an enjoyable tournament, with many positives taken and lessons learnt about this wonderful game. We commend the team on their great sportsmanship and being fine ambassadors for our school.
Results: Lost 0 – 33 to Framesby; Lost 5 – 12 to Andrew Rabie; Lost 5 – 12 to Humansdorp;
Lost 7 – 12 to Ndzondilelo; Won 29 – 10 against Arcadia.