Interzones Boys Rugby
It did not take much to fire up the boys for the Interzones competition as they had a lot to prove from the previous Central Zones outing.
First up was St Peter’s, a game that the boys and coach earmarked as a tester for the whole tournament. RI took it to St Peter’s, scored first and dominated the first half. St Peter’s, a little shell shocked, regrouped and came out better in the second half to convert their try in front of the posts to take the win 7 - 5
In the second game we played an unknown East Counties team. A tight affair where RI started to find their rhythm. Some awesome try saving tackles put Counties on the back foot and with solid play from the forwards at the break down, RI came out worthy winners 12 - 5.
In the third game we played an experienced Sacred Heart side who we expected to push us all the way. A very competitive game saw RI come out worthy winners 7-0
That left Rosmini to beat in what was our final game of the day, and what a game it was! It had everything you could hope for as a spectator. Either side could have taken the spoils and RI, with gritty determination, pushed Rosmini right to their limits. RI were very unlucky not to score several times in the last throws of the game.
The boys were great ambassadors for the school and held their heads up high, as they know on another day it could have been RI coming out winners on what was an excellent competitive day of rugby.