New Hall Win Rugby Sevens Tournament

Students are celebrating after winning the annual Rugby Sevens competition this weekend. On Saturday 2 March, the 7th Annual New Hall Rugby Sevens competition took place at the leading independent boarding and day school in Chelmsford, Essex. Sixteen schools from the East Region and three schools from Wales enjoyed a full day of competitive rugby. After beating Royal Hospital School, St Columba’s College and Llangynwyd in the group stages, New Hall went on to beat Bro Morgannwg in the semi-finals.  The final match was against the third of the Welsh teams, Cwm Rhymni.  Cwm Rhymni had not conceded a try all tournament and were the obvious favourites.  In a closely fought and fiercely competitive match, New Hall managed to win 17-10 against the much bigger and physically stronger Welsh opponents. 

New Hall School, is this year celebrating its 370th anniversary. Rugby started at the school in 2005 when the former girls’ only school admitted boys for the first time.

Director of Sport, Shaun Winsor said; “This win shows how quickly rugby has developed at New Hall since 2005. All 12 of the New Hall School players had an important role in this success, with special mention going to Player of the Tournament, Edward Lerwill (Year 7).

The win is further good news for rugby at New Hall School after it was earlier announced that student Dominic Morris (Year 11) had gained selection for the full England U16 rugby team.  He has matches on 1 April against Italy at Lichfield and 6 April against Wales at Oxford University’s ground.  This accolade puts Dominic in the top 22 boys in the country, in his age group, for rugby.

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