The Oratory Senior Colts and 1st VII gave a good account of themselves at the Stonyhurst sevens. The Senior Colts, who had reached the semi finals at Worth and were plate winners at the All England, reached the semi finals again before narrowly losing to tournament winners King’s Macclesfield. The boys had earlier topped their pool securing encouraging victories over Giggleswick, St. Ambrose, Manchester Grammar School before defeating Kirkham Grammar School in style in the quarter final.
The 1st VII reached their second final in a week having narrowly lost the Reed’s final on Sunday. Unfortunately, the result was no different and the boys lost an agonisingly close final 12-10 to Lancaster Grammar School. The side had played some excellent rugby throughout the day. The boys won all four of their pool games in impressive style against Birkdake School, Rydal Penrhos, St. Mary’s and QES Kirkby. The quarter final, against Bolton Grammar School, was the side’s best performance of the day scoring almost 50 points in the process. The semi final victory, 26-7, over King’s Macclesfield was another strong display and saw the boy’s deservedly reach the final.
Next week, St. Philip House, the Senior Colts and 1st VII will be in action at the National Sevens A Rosslyn Park. Look out for further details.