Westward School

ISA Tag Rugby


On a potentially very wet Wednesday at the beginning of March, Westward Year 6 boys travelled to the ISA London-South Tag Rugby Tournament held at The Mead School, Royal Tunbridge Wells. 


In our opening match (on the 6-a-side pitch) we played Sacred Heart; a close fixture, where we acquitted ourselves well, losing only by the odd score. It could well have gone either way, but for the odd pass. We learnt a lot and were able to develop our tactics for the next game. 


Our second match, against The Mead School, was on the 7-a-side pitch, so we could change our formation. We went ahead early and were confident in our play, working well together as a team. Scoring was tit for tat and unfortunately we came out on the wrong side, pipped 5-6. 


Our last group match, against Rosemead, was to decide which play off we would be in. We began well but Rosemead were a strong team and passed the ball well-  in the end we suffered a 6-9 reverse. 


Our final game was the play off against Radnor House, where we encountered one player in particular, who was extremely difficult to tag, scoring several tries as a result. We lost by 10 tries to 6 but were not embarrassed, keeping our discipline and attitudes positive. 


Overall, it was a very good day for teamwork and team building, and the Year 6 boys should be proud of themselves, their discipline and the image that they presented of Westward. Special mention should go to Connor and for the way that they organised the team and also to Ben and Nishaan, who both showed emerging skills and understanding. All the boys should be pleased with their performance and conduct.