Rugby Sevens Try for National Glory
The Under-13 A team tackled some of the best rugby playing schools in the country to reach the Quarter Finals of the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens competition.
As well as facing some of the UK’s most prestigious rugby schools, the CHS boys encountered driving rain and pools of mud, playing their very best rugby to progress in the competition, the largest school rugby tournament in the world, which sees over 130 rugby union teams of seven battle it out on a full-sized pitch.
Unbeaten in the Group stages, CHS went on to defeat challenging Welsh side Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf, 26-7 and Howard of Effingham School, 21-0 before taking on Monmouth School in the last eight.
The Quarter Final turned into a tense encounter. CHS Captain and Sports Scholar, Cameron Cresswell was substituted, after receiving a broken nose in a courageous tackle, and the boys suffered defeat, with Monmouth winning, 22-7.
Team Coach, Mr Steve Burnage said: “The boys delivered an outstanding team performance throughout the tournament. It is a great achievement, which they should be very proud of. They played excellent rugby in very difficult conditions and took CHS further than ever before.”