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Summer Term House Sports - Rugby

School News May 28, 2021
Summer Term House Sports - Rugby

On May 12 and May14, all pupils in Grades 3-5 took part in the summer term’s house sports competition. Having learnt the rules and worked on the skills needed for the games during PE lessons this term, the games that would be played by the boys and girls would be touch rugby and netball respectively.

Grade 3 - Rugby

All grade 3 classes have had a chance to learn the basic rules and skills needed to play rugby in their PE lessons this year, however for most pupils this would be their first time actually taking part in structured matches without frequent stoppages and teacher input.

The boys were divided into their houses and the rules were explained by Mr Jacobs, with Chinese translation from Head Boy I. Xiao. Soon after this, they were lining up for the first of their five matches. To help aid the pupils on the pitch were some of the grade 5 pupils – many of whom had started playing rugby themselves when they were in grade 3 – who refereed all of the games and kept things running smoothly by providing advice to those who were unsure of the more intricate rules. These were: I. Xiao, R. Huang, S. Yan, S. Kim and P. Zhu.

Once all the matches had been played, it was Newton who emerged victorious; with Turner taking the runner up spot. Congratulations to Joaquin Quintuna of Newton, whose contributions on the pitch were instrumental in leading his house to first place and was voted by his peers as the most valuable player.

It was great to see so many of the boys buying into the ethos of sportsmanship over the course of the competition and the teachers watching thought that M.Xiao from Hawking house demonstrated this tremendously by not giving up and keeping a smile on his face even when the results weren’t going his team’s way. As such, he was rewarded the Sportsmanship trophy.

Grade 4 - Rugby

Grade 4 boys gathered on the field for the Summer Term’s house sports competition.

With many of the boys having played rugby since they had joined the school, there were some very excited boys keen to showcase their skills they had been practicing during boarding sport, ECAs and PE lessons this term.

With the field divided into three pitches on a rainy Wednesday morning, it meant that all houses were taking part in matches simultaneously through the morning. What was fantastic to see was the more experienced rugby players helping and guiding their teammates in their houses. There were some brilliant performances on the day from seasoned rugby players like W. Yu (Scott), I. Fu (Turner) and E. Wan (Scott), but also some breakthrough performances from players such as A. Gu (Hawking) and L. Egervari (Elgar).

After a very competitive afternoon of action, the results table was as follows.

Results:

1stScott

2ndElgar

3rdTurner

4thBlake

5th Hawking

6thNewton

Congratulations to Scott who took home the winners medals, with W. Yu one of the key boys playing a part in the victory, also taking home the MVP award.

A special mention also to A. Hou, who led by example in his team, always encouraging his teammates and continually trying his best. He was the deserved recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.

Grade 5 - Rugby

The Grade 5 boys gathered in the dome for their house rugby competition.

With the dome field divided into three pitches, it meant that all houses were taking part in matches simultaneously through the afternoon. Well done to the following pupils who were highlighted as performing very impressively, including H. Liao (Scott), R. Huang (Newton) and B. Ling (Elgar), but also some breakthrough performances from players such as J. Hu (Scott) and B. Ma (Turner).

After a very competitive afternoon of action, the results table was as follows.

Results:

第一名1stNewton

第二名2ndScott

第三名3rdElgar

第四名4thBlake

第五名5th Hawking

第六名6thTurner

Congratulations to Newton who took home the winners medals, with R. Huang one of the key boys playing a part in the victory, also taking home the MVP award.

A special mention also to B. Ma (Turner), who led by example in his team, always encouraging his teammates and continually trying his best. He was the deserved recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.