Cambridge International School and Newnham Croft top tag rugby competition

PUBLISHED: 06:50 22 March 2017

Cambridge School Sports Partnership tag rugby, Shelford Rugby Club, The Davey Field, Cambridge Rd, Great Shelford, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge School Sports Partnership tag rugby, Shelford Rugby Club, The Davey Field, Cambridge Rd, Great Shelford, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Schools put on running rugby show

Cambridge International School and Newnham Croft A were triumphant in the Cambridge School Sports Partnership Tag Rugby tournament at Shelford Rugby Club.

The event for primary school children, which had been postponed when Storm Doris hit, was split into two sections, with a large and small schools competition.

There were 21 teams, from 13 schools, in the large schools’ event, and nine schools in the small schools’ section, with sports leaders from Cambridge Regional College and Netherhall School doing the officiating.

The small schools’ competition was played in two pools, with the top two in each category going through to the semi-finals.

Cambridge International School beat Fulbourn in the final to claim the title, with both now going forward to represent the partnership at the county School Games in March.

Shelford A were third and Shelford B fourth.

In the large schools’ competition, the teams were split into four pools of either five or six teams.

The winners of the four pools were Queen Edith A, St Matthews A, Milton Road and Newnham Croft A.

In the semi-finals, Queen Edith A beat St Matthews A, while Newnham Croft A beat Milton Road.

And Newnham Croft took the title with a 2-1 win over Queen Edith A, with both teams qualifying for the School Games finals on March 23.

St Matthews A earned the bronze medal with a 3-2 win over Milton Road.

Cath Heron, the Cambridge School Sports Partnership manager, said: “The day was fantastic, it was great to see so many children enjoying the game of tag rugby.

“We were delighted with the number of schools entering both A and B teams.

“Shelford Rugby Club have always supported the event and it is wonderful for the children to experience a community club.

“This shows them where they can carry on the sport outside the school field.”

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