Rosslyn Park National Sevens 2018

The Windsor Boys’ School attended the national sevens tournament hosted by Rosslyn Park on Wednesday 21st March with one of the strongest teams they have ever entered to this tournament. With three players from year 11, who all showed great character and determination to prove why they are worthy for next year’s 1st XV. The boys were Conor Ball, Aaron Fogg and Doug Munro. Doug also managed to dot a couple tries against big names including Liverpool College and Gower College Swansea.

We started off the day unlike the normal Windsor against Wellington and put in a superb performance and won the game 33 - 28. The boys left everything on the pitch in this match with a spectacular performance from captain Jamie Jarvis.

Our second challenge was against Radley College who are also prestigious when it comes to schoolboy rugby. We finished the first half in fine fashion being up 19 - 5. With spectacular individual tries from Jamie Jarvis, Rory Naylor and Jack Hopkins. We switched off in the second half and the result ended 27 - 19 to Radley.

Our third match was also a disappointing result where a different Windsor team turned up.  An illegal tackle was worthy of a yellow card, result ended with 38 - 21 to Gower College Swansea.

After two demoralising results we turned it around and played our last match against Liverpool College where Rory Naylor scored 4 tries and converted 2 of them.  Jamie Wilson assisted one of these where he used his eagle-eyed pitch awareness, to spot a gap and perform a perfectly timed switch in our 22 to Rory. Nathan Thompson also deserves a special mention for his performance in this game, by showing tremendous strength by bouncing nearly every player in the other team. The oppositions coach must have told his players to double tackle him, as he was double marked for the remainder of the match. The score ended 24 - 19 to The Windsor Boys’ School.

This put us in 3rd place in the group, narrowly missing out on making it into the next stage of the competition. Onto next year where hopefully we can progress into the next stage, as we definitely have the potential.

Tries:  Jamie Jarvis - 1, Doug Munro - 2, Noah London Hobbs - 1, Jamie Wilson - 1, Rory Naylor - 7, Jack Hopkins - 2, Calvin Barreto - 2.

Rory Naylor (12 Lambdin)