It’s been a busy few weeks for BGS Rugby with many tough fixtures and lots of success. Last Tuesday the First XV welcomed Wellington College to Failand for the semi-final of the Champions Trophy. As tournament favourites and one of the top three ranked sides in the country, Wellington were going to provide a tough challenge for the BGS team - and they rose to it.
Watched on by a sizable crowd at Failand, the First XV gave everything on the day, coming agonisingly close to causing a major upset. Ultimately they just short, the game ending 19-16. We are very proud of the boys and their performances in the cup will be talked about for some time to come.
The weekend saw another tough challenge for all teams when they faced Blundell’s. The standout result came from the U16Bs winning 54-5, however there were tenacious performances from the Second XV and the U14s, who - along with the U12s - had also recorded excellent wins against Colston’s two weeks ago.
We are also delighted to see that BGS Rugby success continues beyond the school gates. The England U20s training squad was released this week and it features no fewer than three OBs - Andy Christie, James Dunn and, last year’s First XV captain, Will Capon. We wish them all the very best of luck.
Looking back over the last couple of weeks, there has been plenty of success for our hockey teams to celebrate. The First team deserve congratulations for winning their competition two weeks ago, making them the Tier 4 South West Champions.
In our block fixture against KES, fifteen matches saw BGS secure ten wins, three draws and just two losses. Special mention goes to the U12As who demonstrated great progress with a 6-2 win.
Mid-week, the senior teams faced Clifton High and King’s Taunton. Across the four teams, which included a Fifth XI, BGS scored 17 goals and conceded only one, showing the strength and depth at this age group.
On Friday our U12C and D teams took part in the Sport for All tournament at Red Maids’, where the U12Ds came away as winners of their competition. On Saturday, there were another fifteen games against Red Maids’ High. Despite not having many fixtures across the term, the U14C team showed great determination and put their training into effect, winning their game 1-0.