Thursday 30th November 2006 by C. Freeman
Rugby Union fans from the College recently visited Twickenham to see England get beaten by Argentina. The Saturday match was a friendly autumn International, played in preparation for the Six Nations and World Cup. Unfortunately England were true to their recent losing form and were beaten 18 – 25, but they fought valiantly with the biggest highlight being the try scored by an England winger.
Teacher Mr Clasper said: 'We took 15 students along and for most of them it was the first time they had been to Twickenham or seen an England International game. They were fully immersed in the action and absolutely loved it!'
'We took 15 students along and for most of them it was the first time they had been to Twickenham or seen an England International game. They were fully immersed in the action and absolutely loved it!'
England was represented by well known players such as captain, Martin Correy, Ben Cohen, Josh Lucy and Lewis Moody but, despite 80 nail-biting minutes of play they couldn't get the upper hand, meaning that England had equalled its worst record of losses so far in 125 years!
The Brooke Weston students joined 65,000 others to see the game which was played after exhibition school matches of tag rugby on half size pitches.
Rugby has grown considerably in popularity at the College recently with training sessions for Years 12 and 13 and the younger students receiving coaching in their PE lessons. The girls will also be able to have a try (!) at the sport as students from Year 10 have signed up and they're just arranging a night for the girls' coaching to begin. If you would like to take part in rugby training sessions then contact Mr Clasper for more details.