CHRIST’S Hospital School have had an excellent start to their rugby sevens season, and now look well prepared to go forward into the national competitions at the end of the month.
Two Sussex events have been hosted at the school at U13 and U15 level. In the U13 competition the school’s side reached the semi-final where they were defeated in a very close game 5-10 against Brighton College.
In the Plate the U15s defeated Sion 28-19 in and exciting semi-final and comfortably beat Cardinal Newman 29-0 in the final. The U15 boys also played in the Surrey sevens, where a 24-21 defeat in the quarters saw them enter the Plate, which they won, beating Reigate Grammar School 26-5 in the final.
The U12s also found success at the Hampshire Collegiate sevens, winning all their games including a 35-14 win over Cranmore in the final.
At senior level the teams have been warming up for the Rosslyn Park National competition. The U18 boys did extremely well at the Reigate sevens, reaching the semi-final where they lost to eventual champions Brighton College, but shocking St John’s 35-5 in the quarters. Not to be outdone the girls won the Reigate Sevens Plate competition, beating Hurstpierpoint 30-0 and reaching the semis of the Berkhamsted Sevens where they just lost to Wisbech.