The Newington boys have won their final tour match against Burford School. Played in fantastic conditions the boys rounded off their tour matches playing some great “Australian Running Rugby.”
The boys will be trekking around Windsor Castle and Eton College today before heading to the Natural History Museum for a 3 hour panoramic sightseeing tour of the capital. Sights will include the Tower of London and London Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye.
On Saturday the boys will be part of the amazing atmosphere as Australia play England at Twickenham, before departing for home on Sunday.
The boys have won their third match on tour defeating Woodlands Academy. In a physical encounter the boys scored some great team tries in their 37-5 victory.
Today the boys head to Warwick Castle, then head to Burford for their final match.
The boys after watching Australia defeat Fiji headed to Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun for a 3 night billeting, this was a very thoughtful gesture by the Welsh school as the boys arrived late after the RWC game. The following day the boys played against a Welsh schoolboy team for the first time. In a tough first half where the Newington team led 7-5. The second half saw the Welsh team put some of its younger boys on the field, Newington were able to cross for a few more tries to secure victory.
Today the boys are headed to the Rock Summit Activity Centre for some fun, Saturday they head to Alton Towers, and on Sunday they will see Australia play their second pool match against Uruguay.
Detailed report of the game will be posted shortly.
The Newington tourists played Princethorpe College in their first game on tour. Under dark clouds and on a wet field the boys played a great brand of rugby winning 71-12. All boys played and initial reports indicate no injuries. The boys are now looking forward to the Australia v Fiji game in which former Newington student Ben Volavola will start at #10 for Fiji.
A more detailed report will be following.
Well done boys.
Max Lowry had his 14th birthday on Saturday 19th September. Max plays in the 14A team for Newington, he is a backrower with a high work rate and a powerful running game.
Max and the boys at the airport prior to departure.
Happy birthday Max.
On Sunday 20th September, 25 boys and 3 staff will depart for the 2015 RWC held in the UK. The boys will play against four schools and attend three RWC matches featuring Australia. The touring party are in Years 8 and 9 and play Rugby in the U14 GPS competition. On behalf of the College we wish all boys and staff a safe and memorable trip.