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Rugby: SOCS Rydal Penrhos 7s tournament hailed a success

Rugby: SOCS Rydal Penrhos 7s tournament hailed a success

A major rugby sevens tournament at Rydal Penrhos has been hailed as a tremendous success.

Twenty U16 teams from across the country descended on the school for the event, which took place on Saturday, March 4.

The tournament was split up into pool stages, before all teams competed for either Bowl, Shield, Plate or Trophy honours.

After a highly competitive day of action, Nant Conwy came away victorious after a thrilling win over the fancied Woodhouse Grove School in the final.

Triumphing in the bowl category were St Mary’s College, who defeated Birkenhead School 36-12 to claim the crown, while Manchester Grammar School triumphed in the shield after a 33-7 success over Christ College Brecon.

Queen Elizabeth High School took home the plate after a 33-14 win over Newcastle-under-Lyme School, and St Ambrose College were victorious in the plate at the expense of Ysgol Bro Dinefwr.

Welsh Rugby Union president Dennis Gethin was on hand to dish out the winners’ medals and trophies at the end of a highly competitive day of action.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “The tournament went very well and the standard of play was incredibly high throughout.

“I would like to thank all staff who helped throughout the day, and all the teams who made the journey to Colwyn Bay, and from speaking to them I know that they got a lot out of the tournament, which was great.

“We were delighted to welcome Dennis here and I know he was very impressed with the quality of rugby sevens on show.”

Plans are already being made to host the event next year, with a date of March 3, 2018 confirmed by the school.

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