Cedar School & St Georges claim school Rugby Championships

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Photo credit: Charlie Jackson

Photo credit: Charlie Jackson /VINO

Cedar International School overcame a tenacious Francis Lettsome Primary, 2-1, in the BVI Rugby Union’s U13 Championship, whilst St Georges completed a come from behind win over Cedar to secure the U16 Title on Thursday June 12th, 2014.

The 2014 School Festivals brought to a close the School Rugby Season and was a fitting celebration of the sport that is developing at a fast rate.

Both Cedar and FLPS had reached the final after two tense semi final victories and a whole host of competitive group qualification action.

Cedar had a 3-2 win over Cedar “A” to claim their place in the Final following a 2-0 win over Ebenezer Thomas, a 3-2 victory over Enis Adams and a 7-1 romp against the Seventh-day Adventists. Meanwhile FLPS secured victories over Ivan Dawson Primary, 4-2, Isabella Morris, 1-0, Cedar “A”, 4-1 and then Ebenezer Thomas, 3-2, to reach the Final.

After Cedar came out Champions with a 2-1 win in the final, Rugby Development Officer and Coach, Sherlock “Sam” Solomon noted how much the game is improving at the Primary School level.

“The competition level was really up there and the kids are getting better and better, with the result that wins are hard to come up with. FLPS won the competition 2 years ago and were back, looking good this time around, but they seemed to have a few issues in the Final and let the game slip away from them,” said Solomon.

The U15’s took the field on Thursday afternoon and the best of three final saw St Georges stage a come from behind, 2-1 best of three win over Cedar School.

The first game went the way of Cedar, 2-0, courtesy of two scores from Kendall Davies, but then the Chalwell boys combined to give St Georges a 2-1 win in game two.

The deciding match saw Dylan Moses run riot down the left wing in the first half, scoring twice and giving his team, St Georges a comfortable lead that they never surrendered, running out 2-0 winners to claim the Championship.

Coach “Solo” was not surprised that St Georges had regrouped so well to claim the Title. “They always had a good set of players and it was good to see Joseph pick his team up after losing the first game to play some good rugby and come out winners. Overall the skill levels have gone up during the year and it was good to see both teams moving the ball around from side to side and probing for defensive weaknesses.”