Middle School spring 7-aside rugby was played under sunny and warm skies this past week, with the Grade 6, 7 and 8 teams in fifth round action. All the players showed continuing forward progress in their ball skills and game understanding, with the Grade 6 and 7 teams performing well against Gordon Head and Monterey. They’ve realized that rugby is an invasion game so that on defense the quicker the team can take up the space between themselves and their opponents, the easier it is to make a tackle. Liam Hodgins, Jake Ritenour, Max Nishima and Lucas Bosley were most to the fore. The Grade 6 and 7 teams hosted a 23-team jamboree on Wednesday, May 7th, with a report to follow next week. The Grade 6 players end their season with a trip to the ISEA tournament in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 13th.
The two Grade 8 teams continue to focus on trusting their skills and using courage and teamwork to overcome adversity. Matthew Hagkull, Tony Liu and Jose Tostado led the way this past week. The team ends their season today in hosting the Lower Island Jamboree.