We are delighted to announce that the Trinity boys’ senior rugby team triumphed in the Seaford Southern 10s rugby tournament over the weekend, only conceding three tries across all five games!
Trinity had returned to this year’s tournament as reigning champions, after beating Welsh stars Christ’s College in the final match last year. This year, we once again faced some of the best school rugby teams in the country, including two from Wales, who had all travelled to Sussex to kick off the short-format season.
It was an exciting opportunity for some of our talented rugby players who don’t usually play in the 1st team to step up and play. The team also welcomed Fifth Year student Eric who made his debut for the 1st team and played very well on the day.
The first stage was the group round – we played three matches against Marlborough College, Hurstpierpoint College and St Benedict’s School and won all three. We then took on Epsom College in the semi-final and won the match against them before facing Ipswich School in the final.
It was a tough final match, and Ipswich were ahead at half time. The Trinity team then scored two tries in quick succession at the start of the second half, which put us in control, before scoring a final try to take the title.
It was a tremendous team effort; all 20 students who played on the day made a really positive impact on the overall standard of play and should be very proud. Three students who made stand-out performances were Ollie, Sam and Roma. Roma was also named Player of the Tournament by the organisers. Congratulations to all involved.
The next big match for the senior rugby team will be the semi-final of the National Cup, which takes place on Saturday 4 March.
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