All posts by Mark DICKENS

Stanmore Non-Teaching Sport Staff

Newington win final tour game

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.


Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun Provide Tough Challenge for Newington Boys

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.

Boys record first victory of the tour

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.

Newington College 2015 Rugby World Cup Tour

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.