With much excitement, our Satellite team from Chosen Hill School travelled to Bristol last Thursday in order to play the first 7s tournament of the season.
After a strong start to the tournament resulting in a win over the hosts QEH, the u18s team faced Pate’s Grammar School from Cheltenham. Pate’s started the game well with a few quick tries, which made it difficult to find a way back into the match. Despite a much improved second half and a brave defence Chosen Hill lost the match. Facing the strong Wycliffe College in the final pool match didn’t make things easier, as Wycliffe found again the better start in the game and maintained the lead throughout the match.
However, despite the two losses in a row the team showed no signs of resignation and bounced back with two great performances during the knock-out stage. First up, Chosen faced KLB from Bristol in the semi-final. Probably the best performance of the day, the boys entered the game full of energy, with smart decisions in attack and defence leading to start-finish win.
In the plate final the boys went head-to-head with North Bristol, who just beat QEH in extra time of the second semi-final. Like in the previous encounter, Chosen went into the match with a smart game plan which resulted in a comfortable three-try lead at half-time. Despite strong efforts by North Bristol in the second half, the boys from Chosen Hill finished the game off in style and got away with a well-deserved Plate trophy.
Team Sheet: Will Jones, Callum Stokes, Jamie Moss, Will Fredericks, Ewen McCree, Archie Yearp, Nathaniel Dunn, Cameron Anderson, Lewis Butler, Zack Taylor, Kai Bhadesia, Rowan Mullis, Camron Evans