Year 9, 10 & Sixth Form Rugby Update

Published 19 December 2023

Year 9 Rugby

The Year 9 boys’ rugby team played The Downs School in their last league match. The Year 9s made a strong start to the match scoring 3 tries in the opening 5 minutes. This dominance continued with the final score being 40-5 to St Bart’s. Player of the match was awarded to Deacon for his excellent all-round performance. Well done to all involved!

Year 10 Rugby

The Year 10 boys’ rugby team played The Downs School in their last league match.  The Downs School were leading at half time, but St Bart’s won the second half with two great tries – one scored by Joe who beat several players in a run down the wing to score in the corner, and one scored by Amos following a strong run by Tristan. Amos kicked brilliantly and scored a very difficult conversion. Final score – Downs 22 St Bart’s 12.

Players of the match were Joe Bell for his running with the ball, and Joe Hill for his tackling.

Senior Rugby

The Senior Rugby Team have reached their third successive U18 Berkshire Cup Final with a 19-0 win over The Downs School last Wednesday. St Bart’s got off to a slow start, repeatedly gifting The Downs territory and possession by giving away penalties, but despite this the St Bart’s defence, which has been excellent all year, stood firm and didn’t give any try scoring opportunities away. However, as soon as St Bart’s managed to get their hands on the ball, their physicality told. A combination of big carries through the middle and then pace out wide gained the opportunities and patience in the red zone, resulted in three tries being scored. The defence continued to stand firm throughout the game. Players of the Match were the second row partnership of Jayden and James, who made a huge amount of tackles and made some really strong carries through the middle.