The Year 8 rugby team has had a fantastic successful run in the Cups this year, being runners up in the District Cup, winning the County Cup and going through to the Regional Cup. At the Regional Cup CCS represented Northamptonshire proudly, we were the first team to start our focus for the day preparing our mindset and organisation as a team. We had a team run through and were looking clinical ensuring our passing and moves were crisp. Upon arrival found we were in a league playing against other counties from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
We won our first game 25-5 and played a very structured game, with all players knowing their roles. The forwards offered great support and ensured that the backs got clean ball. The backs were tearing through the other team and cutting lines and offering great support. CCS demonstrated from the off their intentions were to win the tournament and played a dynamic game.
They continued this same domination through the league winning the next game 40-0. The Finals arrived and CCS were top off the league after putting in very convincing wins. Our game plan throughout the day was to play an expansive game and offer support to the players when they made half a break, playing quick rugby catching our opponents off guard. To the credit of CCS even against a large pack they still held their own and were able to gain the structure, giving the backs good ball to try and run through the opposition.
CCS continually made yards towards the try line getting over the whitewash twice. CCS in this game due to the strength of the opposition showed moral fibre grit and commitment to giving it their all. Their defence as the opposition tried to run through them was almost impeccable, the seven injury stops through tackling during the game showed their courage and desire to play for each other and determination to win. Unfortunately their powerful runners did break our committed defence 3 times once in the last minute.
Final score 10-15 CCS lost.
There was blood sweat and tears at the end and all players were exhausted. A valiant effort that should not only make CCS proud but also make Northamptonshire proud. I myself am unbelievably proud of all the boys’ attitude on the day and in the build up. There will definitely be more silverware in the cabinet in years to come.
Well Done Boys!
A very proud Mr Beaumont