Secondary Schools from the Borough of Barnet came together at Hendon RFC on Tuesday to compete for the Year 7 & 8 Schools Borough Rugby titles.
The glorious weather on the day allowed schools to produce some phenomenal running rugby and as a result some great team tries being run in.
All the schools competed against each other throughout the afternoon for a place in a top four play off semi final. After two grueling semi finals Finchley Catholic ran out in the year 7 final with Mill Hill County High School. After 10 minutes of high quality running rugby Finchley Catholic snuck past Mill Hill County to claim the title.
In the year 8 tournament it was a similar story, another strong semi final performance from Finchley Catholic saw them earn a place in the final against a well drilled East Barnet team. With big defensive tackles flying in from East Barnet, Finchley Catholic eventually managed to break through and get the decisive score to claim the Year 8 title.
The standard of schools rugby continues to grow within Barnet, considering three of the schools attending had only been playing rugby for two months as part of the BLAST Programme – the future is bright for these budding young players!
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