Saracens - Barnet Schools set Hendon Alight!

Mar 06, 2013

Barnet Schools set Hendon Alight!

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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