St Peter's School
St Peter’s Under 16s secured the Colts title of the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament, following a thrilling final against Millfield School.
The Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens is the world's largest school rugby tournament with thousands of boys and girls aged thirteen to eighteen competing annually.
On Thursday St Peter’s began their campaign with a 26-21 victory against an excellent Epsom College. The team then took on the tournaments reigning champions, Sedbergh. This thrilling game ended in another 26-21 win, taking St Peter’s through to the semi-final against Uffculme.
After a series of excellent tries St Peter’s succeeded against the Devon team with a 31-5 victory, setting them up for a final against Millfield School.
An extraordinary final saw St Peter’s leading 10-7 against Millfield in the first half. Millfield struck back in the second half and were fighting for the lead, taking the score to 15-12. With only a few minutes left on the clock the game could have swung either way, but with St Peter’s drive and determination, the steadfast team held on to their score and clinched their historic win.
Jeremy Walker, Headmaster at St Peter’s School, said: “This is an outstanding moment in the history of sport at St Peter’s. Our congratulations go to the boys and the sports coaches here at the school for this fantastic achievement.”